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Spanish Paella Pans

There’s really only one way to cook authentic, family-style paella, and that’s in a large, carbon steel pan. The wide, flat cooking surface and shallow sides encourage the formation of soccarat, the delicious caramelized crust for which paella...Read More

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The authentic way to cook family-style Spanish paella.


There’s really only one way to cook authentic, family-style paella, and that’s in a large, carbon steel pan. The wide, flat cooking surface and shallow sides encourage the formation of soccarat, the delicious caramelized crust for which paella is justifiably famous. Used for centuries in Spain, the paella pan distributes heat evenly and becomes naturally seasoned with use. Safe for the oven, stovetop or outdoor grill. Note: pans over 18" won’t fit on a standard stovetop.

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  • Material: Carbon steel, plastic
  • Serving sizes: 13½" pan: 6 people; 15" pan: 8 people; 17" pan: 10 people; 22" pan: 16 people.
  • Two-year guarantee against manufacturing defects. This guarantee does not cover damages caused by the user or distributor, breakage resulting from transportation of the product to its final point of sale, deterioration in the appearance of the product through normal use (for example, loss of color on handles or grips or rusting caused by lack of proper care or extreme environmental conditions
  • Made in Spain
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Customer Reviews

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This pan will rust if it is not seasoned by rubbing some oil into it while it is hot after using it and before storing it. Treat it like a cast iron pan and this will last a long time. When mine rusted I was able to rub the rust away with kosher salt. I've kept it in my pantry ever since with a thin layer of oil on it.
December 29, 2011
with a 22'' eat more than 20
I just bought the 22"" paella pan to cook a paella for my friends. As they where 24 people, I cooked another 15"" paella. I can say that with some appetizers before the paella, they all ate with the 22"". Definetly, the 22"" is a good size for a big party
April 12, 2011
Paella and sangria party!
I have several of these in different sizes, and they cook just like the authentic paella pans in Spain...yes, you dry and oil them lightly, easy to do...The key thing that works so well is the heat distribution across the whole surface. I've used them on stovetop, and BBQ grill with equal success. I highly recommend, as you then bring the whole beautiful pan to the table to get ""oooo-aaahhhhh"" from your guests! Paella parties and sangria are now the summer tradition at our house
July 8, 2014
"Great pan, does what it needs to do!"
Relatives got me the 13.5"" version of this pan as a gift and I have used it about 4 times now. I have a small stovetop and this pan can fit over two burners. Mainly I have used it at the park on public bbqs, which do not have a large cook surface. The pan cooks paella like it should. As stated in the description, this pan is not non-stick and should be treated more like a cast iron pan. It will rust if you do not dry right after cleaning or you live in high humidity. I live in a low humidity place, so I can just dry it off and toss it in the cabinet and not worry. Rust easily comes off with a bit of salt, oil, and elbow grease..
July 21, 2013
Big Disappointment!
After participating in a Spanish Paella Workshop at Sur La Table and purchasing the pan at the same time recently, I was eager to duplicate the meal at home. I followed the instructions on the pan's label, both before and after its first use. It was oiled and ready to go for its second use. All ingredients were purchased and the recipe made as per the dish made in the workshop and after my first attempt however this time there was a difference. There was such a strong metallic taste to the entire dish that came from the pan. All my dinner guests agreed. The pan may have been inexpensive but the ingredients sure weren't. I couldn't eat the dish and I watched my guests picking at theirs as well. I tried cleaning the pan afterwards and did get it clean however the strong metallic odor was overwhelming. I saw no rust as other reviewers had but the smell of the pan was enough for me. This pan is going straight to the dumpster. What a waste of money especially for last night's meal.
December 22, 2016
Very well made of traditional material
I recently made 1 bag (1 Kilogram) of Calasparra Rice (not Bomba) in the 22 inch paella pan along with chicken, sausage, shrimp, clams, mussels, and lobster for 10 guests. The ingredients filled the pan to the rim. Half that amount of rice would have been the proper amount for that size pan. Only half the paella was consumed. Twenty would probably have been just the right number of people for 1 kilogram of rice.
The pan worked great even though I overloaded it.
Being very well made I would definitely recommend it.
It will rust if not cared for properly. Read the instructions and follow them, the pan will last a lifetime. If you do not want to do the work buy stainless steel.
September 17, 2016
1 year ago
Works perfectly
It does a beautiful job of making a great paella, right down to the crusty socarrat at the bottom. I was delighted with how easy it is to use and to clean.
November 6, 2016
1 year ago
Very good, good size
November 27, 2017
3 months ago
Very Cheaply Made
Purchased after taking a Paella cooking class and used it the following weekend. The pan rusted and the metal was coming off the bottom of the pan. Very disappointed in the product's poor quality sold by Sur La Table.
January 29, 2017
Poor quality
I purchased this pan online. I had to exchange it at the store when I received it because it had a few "red mark" scratches. The sales rep told me all the pans had some sort of red scratch mark that could have been from the factory rust.

I took the pan home and washed it. Not rust formed.

When I first used my pan, the pan gave off a bad “toxic” smell. It smelled like burnt metal. After making my paella, the pan had burned markings on the bottom and in the inside. I washed it and rust formed. I really wish this pan came with proper caring instructions. If I would’ve known this pan was going to rust, I would have seasoned it. This pan is definitely not worth the buy. Sur La Table carries good quality merchandise, and unfortunately, I don’t think this holds up as one of their quality merchandise.
February 14, 2018
1 month ago

Questions & Answers

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We like to make paella and have the larger pan like this one.
Carol Ann L on Feb 4, 2018
Good price for a very large carbon steel pan.
Claudio W on Jan 19, 2018
We like to make paella and have the larger pan like this one.
Carol Ann L on Feb 4, 2018
took the class and really enjoyed it!
Heather D on Feb 4, 2018
Good price for a very large carbon steel pan.
Claudio W on Jan 19, 2018
I wanted a smaller paella pan and this 15 inch size is perfect.
Willette B on Jan 13, 2018
have the larger size, heard this size is good for pan pizza
Kathy T on Jan 5, 2018
Want it
Deron A on Jan 5, 2018
I love to cook paella- want to try a proper pan!
Lauire G on Dec 30, 2017
Love the ability to use this on the grill!
Laura B on Dec 13, 2017
Because is made in Spain
Carolina H on Dec 12, 2017
These are great for cooking for large groups.
Wayne B on Dec 8, 2017
Just got back from Spain. I want to cook for some of my friends....
Janet N on Dec 7, 2017
Great quality and easy to use.
Cathy B on Dec 4, 2017
my friend has one
mary k on Nov 27, 2017
to make incredible paella....they are big fisherman, and eat lots of shrimp and fish. Thought it would be fun.
Patricia P on Nov 27, 2017
Making Paella -- works for a small to medium batch. Great results.
Schanina W on Sep 8, 2017
It was recommended by a friend.
Jessica W on Aug 28, 2017
I want to begin experimenting making paella and wanted a traditional starter pan.
Sara Z on Aug 27, 2017
Good quality ,good price
Marie B on Aug 16, 2017
Gift registry
Susana C on Aug 7, 2017
I wanted to make paella on the grill so was looking for a large paella pan
Maria G on Jul 18, 2017
on wedding gift registry list
Alice L on Jul 17, 2017
Cooking for my family
Paula N on Jul 10, 2017
Good Value for the Traditional Carbon Paella Pan
Frank W on Jun 13, 2017
Registry Gift
Johanna H on Jun 5, 2017
For Father's Day
Lee Ann C on Jun 5, 2017
Want to make paella and needed the pan.
Nydia M on May 16, 2017
Great for paella
vivian r on May 6, 2017
Price and functionality
Nancy F on Apr 29, 2017
Girl Friend Requested
Ryan T on Mar 29, 2017
Looks promising. Good price
Lap H on Mar 11, 2017
wanted to make Paella
Lisa Y on Mar 10, 2017
I think it is a nice gift for those who enjoy cooking and throwing dinner parties
Mercedes R on Dec 29, 2016
Reasonably priced with good reviews.
Natalie P on Dec 19, 2016
to prepare a family holiday dinner in the appropriate cooking pan
Kelly M on Dec 12, 2016
It was in my son-in-laws Christmas list !!
Constance M on Dec 10, 2016
This is a Christmas gift for my husband. He loves nothing more than to make Paella for a crowd!
Kristen K on Dec 10, 2016
my girlfriend lost her paella pan when her home flooded in Hurricane Sandy
ANITA S on Dec 9, 2016
I want to gift a person who enjoys cooking.
Mercedes R on Dec 8, 2016
Marka C on Dec 5, 2016
Went to So Co Plaza to purchase a gift pan and the EXCELLENT sales associate (did not get her name) suggested I place my order online, to get all products, and to handle shipping. She suggested the items - and this made me Very happy!
Suzanne P on Dec 4, 2016
I started with the recipe, I was looking for a one-dish preparation and serving for easy Holiday Entertaining. Based on the number of guests that i will be inviting - it offered several sizes ! Perfect.
Dawn D on Dec 2, 2016
The best Paella Pan!
Connie W on Dec 2, 2016
Birthday gift for family member.
Karen S on Nov 20, 2016
Paella project
Rosalie F on Nov 8, 2016
Im in need of paella pan
Pierra B on Oct 15, 2016
Looking to start cooking paella with my family
Tim C on Oct 13, 2016
I love my Paella Pan and made a beautiful dish for my whole family and look forward to making it again soon.
Linda B on Sep 14, 2016
the groom will like it, good price point.
Susan H on Sep 5, 2016
Wanted to try to make on the BBQ. Bought this one before I invested in a better one.
Linda H on Sep 3, 2016
Matthew R on Aug 27, 2016
took the class and really enjoyed it!
Heather D on Feb 4, 2018
I wanted a smaller paella pan and this 15 inch size is perfect.
Willette B on Jan 13, 2018
what is the best size for 10 people?
A shopper on Aug 18, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The 16.5" size serves 10 people.
Why if using in the oven, not to exceed to 250 C or (480F) ? Nor a duration of 10 minutes ?
Susan Alpasan on Oct 30, 2014
BEST ANSWER: It's the handles. High temperatures & long periods of time will damage the handles.
What type of metal is used to make these paella pans?

Carbon steel or aluminum?
A shopper on May 7, 2011
BEST ANSWER: It's made of carbon steel. It must be seasoned before and after use to prevent rust.
What are the serving portions for the different size paella pans?
A shopper on Aug 27, 2013
BEST ANSWER: Here is some information I found on SizeOne serving is an approximation based on about 1 1/2 cups of cooked paella per serving if you fill the pan up about 3/4 of the way. This would be an average serving, for a larger entree size portion, you'll want to estimate 1-2 servings per guest.Filling the pan to the top when cooking will allow for a few more servings, but traditionally paella is cooked in a thin (and crispy) layer at the bottom of the pan. Be sure there is enough room for the rice to expand, this will ensure all of the other ingredients cook evenly without overflowing
Does this come with a lid?

I don't see that it does from the description ,however not sure how you make paella without a tight fitting lid
C H on Jun 2, 2014
BEST ANSWER: These pans do not come with a lid.
how to season before use?
A shopper on Mar 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I put a small amount of oil in the pan, enough to spread around the entire inside of the pan I heated it for a few minutes until it started to lightly smoke. .I removed it and rubbed the inside again.
Can the paella pan be used on an induction cook top?
A shopper on May 1, 2012
BEST ANSWER: I just bought this as a gift and it IS magnetic and it heats up beautifully on my induction stove top!Apparently (according to the physics forum) there are two crystals in steel, one is magnetic and the other is not. So it depends upon the amount of magnetic steel in the mix. The 400 series stainless steel (martinsetic, e.g., 440C stainless) is generally magnetic, while the 300 series (austinetic, e.g., 304 and 316) is not
Will this work on a flat stove top?
Meaghan P on Jan 6, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Depends, the burner size is key. For the paella to cook properly the entire bottom surface of the pan needs to have continual contact with heat. I purchased the large pan and it is too wide for my glass top burners. I prepared paella the traditional way....outdoors on a grill. which allowed the bottom of the paella to cook evenly. There is a great Alton Brown Good Eats video of how to. Best of luck!
Where can I purchase a lid to fit the 13.5" Paella pan? I'd like to make a seafood paella but it needs to be covered.
Jody C on Aug 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I use 'RSVP Endurance Stainless Steel Universal Lid'. However, a flat lid (nothing fancy) is traditionally all we need for making paella. The RSVP is nicer than needed, but it worked for me. I hope it will work for you too.
Can you send me the care instruction for this pan?
Lynn G on Jan 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The important thing is to keep the pan dry. You don't want to let it sit in water or air dry. Wash and dry. If you want, you can season with a bit of vegetable oil.
what is the best way to clean this paella pan? I hand washed it but it seems to have a "saffron" haze after it dried.
A shopper on Nov 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Most paella pans are not stainless steel. If it is a stainless steel pan just treat it like any other quality pan or pot. Use a good degreaser detergent, scrub and rinse it. Period. Ready to go!

However, if it is NOT stainless, clean it the way you would a typical cast iron food residue.pan. Very limited soap, very gentle scrubbing. Use kosher salt and a sponge to remove any sticking food residue. Dry completely with a paper towel and apply a thin coat of any cooking oil to protect the surface and inhibit rusting/corrosion. NOTE: BEST paella pans are NOT stainless.
Is this pan dishwasher safe?
A shopper on Nov 17, 2014
BEST ANSWER: No, this pan is not dishwasher safe.
do you have a paella class coming up?
A shopper on Dec 8, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, we do. Just search "paella" & click on the Classes tab.


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