Cookware 5

Wolfgang Puck Paella Pan

madgreek | Apr 23, 200811:13 AM

I found this at a local discount store for $30. Is it worth it? I believe it's from his "Bistro" set. I will use it for paella (maybe every other week), but basically need the pan to be versatile, since I don't have any patience (or room) for unnecessary cookware. I want it to hang from my pot rack as well, and I would rather have something with short handles b/c the kitchen doesn't have very high ceilings. The pan seems nice from a design and construction standpoint, but I find it a little annoying that the regular pan looks like the exact same piece except for the use of a pan handle on one side instead of a pot handle. If not this pan, could you steer me toward a good reliable pan with a flat surface good heat retention that is in this price range? I've been using a stainless pan from Linens and Things (wedding present) for years now, and think it's about time to retire it. The pan is probably a half an inch higher in the center than it is at the edges, and the copper base seems like it's slowly working itself off of the stainless part of the pan. Basically, it's trash.

Also, from what I saw, all of the other pieces from the set are being sold at the same price at this store as well. Do any of them stand out as a great value for $30?

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