This heavy-duty carbon steel paella pan from Valencian brand Vaello Campos is designed to achieve perfect ‘socarrat’, a Spanish term that refers to the crispy, toasted rice closest to the pan. This is because carbon steel is a hard-wearing material that can hold the high temperatures required to sear meat, vegetables, rice, and more perfectly—and it only gets better with time, thanks to a layer of seasoning that develops as you cook in it. (Read about how to season a carbon steel pan here.) You can use this pan on the barbecue or in the oven, as well as on any hob including induction. Though designed for paella, it can be used like you would a regular frying pan.
Carbon steel is a unique material, and thus has specific needs for cleaning and maintenance. Read about them here.
Gas Hob Compatible
Electric Hob Compatible
Ceramic Hob Compatible
Why we love it
'The 34cm or 38cm sizes ideal for entertaining outdoors on the barbecue, and in the winter, you can use the larger size in the oven for the Christmas turkey.'