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DeBuyer Carbon Steel Cookware


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DeBuyer Carbon Steel Cookware

stukin | | Mar 15, 2011 05:57 AM

My daughter is about to take delivery of an induction range, and I was thinking of buying her some suitable cookware. She loves the All Clad she uses now, and wants to add to her collection. She's not particularly good about taking proper care of her cookware, so I'm wondering whether de Buyer will be a waste of a lot of money. I've had to bring her pans to my house to get the built up crud off the bottoms. One comment I saw (can't remember where) said that de Buyer can be run through the self-cleaning cycle in the over to clean them, but they have to be re-seasoned again before use. Is this information accurate? Another concern is that the bottom diameter is substantially smaller than the overall diameter. This means buying much larger and heavier pans to get a decent cooking surface. Given the weight of de Buyer, I can't figure out why they do not put "D" handles on all their larger pans. The handles are long, but I didn't find them particularly comfortable on the pans I've seen. Do the handles get hot even with induction? De Buyer seems to have several different lines; the ones I've seen are the "Mineral" line. What's the difference between lines? Any help would be much appreciated.

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