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Old 03-01-2012, 08:07 PM   #41
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Cookware update

How did you make out with the De Buyer cookware? It sounds good.
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Old 03-30-2012, 04:59 PM   #42
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today i was looking to buy de buyer grill and regular fry pans to get rid of all our non sticks at home. we tried no brand carbon steel wok and loved the carbon steel cooking. my wife is pregnant so we are being carefull with our cookware chosing the safest one.

anyway, what caught my attention was. upon browsing this forum i noticed a lot of hate posts. funny to read comments that came out the wood-works bashing de buyer (most only have 1-2 posts), with some promoting other brands. de buyer pans i have seen have excellent craftsmanship. one complaining of arthritis hands, well dont buy it cause they are heavy duty but the weight is listed on their website, so its no surprise. thats what you get with cast iron and carbon steel. what i love about cast irons and carbon steel is that, the cookware is chemical free unlike most non-stick which releases dangerous fumes in your household and leaches in to yoru food. most euro brands already are ahead of us and using pfoa free nonsticks.

hate it or love it, i always liked european brands of cookware way more advanced and to anything made in usa. fissler, kuhn rikon for pressure cookers, de buyer, mauviel for cookware and so many others. i do however like our own lodge for castiron cookware. i say try it on your own before reading some of the biased reviews from biased posters, possibly working for other companies. we sure are going to try the mineral b 11"pan which i was searching on Google. anybody know of the site selling that size, let me know.
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Old 03-30-2012, 07:57 PM   #43
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I've got the three pans seasoned. Tomorrow morning I will be cooking fried eggs and will see then how they perform. Once I'm satisfied with that I will be ditching some of the pan collection I have, donating them to our Relay Garage Sale in a couple weeks.

So far the Debuyer has been spectacular with searing meat and fish and they are releasing perfectly. I'm glad I stuck with the smaller pans, they are heavy.
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Old 03-30-2012, 08:13 PM   #44
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im debating between de buyer mineral b 10.2in frypan vs 11 in. we will just use this pan for omelets and fried eggs.

im not sure if my wife could handle the weight of the heavier 11, she might prefer the smaller. we will be family of 3 so maybe the 11 one might suit us more, cookin all eggs at once. its very hard to find 11 inch mineral b size online in usa. if anyone know of one, let me know.

i saw one site selling the regular mineral line in 11 inch (not mineral b), not sure whats the big difference? on company's site, the mineral line has a oven safe symbol but the mineral b dont. from the pictures, it looks like mineral b might have a shorter handle but i could be wrong cause i read somewhere that its the same thing just different packaging. also read mineral b has silicon coating on the handle, mineral line doesnt have any coating (i think)..

princess which one are u using?
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Old 03-30-2012, 09:12 PM   #45
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I have the Mineral Pan, which has no coating and is 99% iron. The Mineral B is coated with Beeswax and is 100% iron.
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Old 10-28-2012, 03:26 PM   #46
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I recently purchased a 10" Mineral B and I'm looking forward to using it. Does anyone know if the "B" with its coated handle with the little yellow-colored rubbery button on it can go into the oven and under the broiler?

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Old 10-28-2012, 03:28 PM   #47
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I recently purchased a 10" Mineral B and I'm looking forward to using it. Does anyone know if the "B" with its coated handle with the little yellow-colored rubbery button on it can go into the oven and under the broiler?

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Old 10-28-2012, 04:36 PM   #48
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Thanks so much for the quick response PrincessFiona!

Dee in FL
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:52 PM   #49
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I purchased a couple of DeBuyer pans, seasoned them, used them, then gave them away to my son. Too heavy for this old man. Is the weight an issue to you one way or the other?

Ended up with a couple of Vollrath pans, love them, and the weight isn't prohibitive. At least to me the weight of the DB was just too much. After a long session my forearms would ache.
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:53 PM   #50
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RPro, the 10" DeBuyer skillet is just slightly heavier than my stainless steel pan and lighter than my cast iron one. Since I've never been able do any fancy flipping with a skillet anyway, the extra weight hasn't been that much of an issue.

I am having a bit of an issue though. I decided to season it using the method shown here

I got the interior where it felt nice and slick, but part of it rubbed off after the first use during cleaning leaving the center area rough. That was really disappointing since I now need to touch up the seasoning again. I hope that I can get it back to the same state of slickness again.
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