The most eco-friendly cookware on Earth. This pan is 100% natural with 99% pure iron and a beeswax finish to fight against oxidation while helping season the pan. This pan is excellent for searing, browning, and grilling. The more the pan is used, the better the performance.
Before first use : Clean the frying pan with very hot water. For MINERAL B ELEMENT® finished with bees wax, rub the entire pan well to remove the excess of wax. Then will remain a very thin cover of wax which allows a better seasoning. Then carefully wipe the pan with absorbent paper.
Seasoning: Pour about one millimeter of oil - just to cover the bottom of the pan - and heat it until smoke appears. Next, discard the extra oil in a pan and wipe any excess oil out your pan with paper towel. The more the pan is used, the better the performance. The darker it becomes the better it is for natural nonstick properties.
Use: Heat a small amount of oil or butter in the frying pan, and once the pan is good and hot, sear the food about 45 seconds on each side before reducing the heat to complete cooking.
Cleaning after use:
1) Wash the frying pan with very hot water and a sponge. Wipe dry. 2) Purify the pan from time to time: heat up cooking salt over a fast heat during 1 min 30 and wipe with a kitchen paper. The salt helps to suppress the residues and the odours from previous cookings. 3) Oil with a paper towel and put away in a dry place Warning! Do not leave your pan to soak. If food sticks to the pan, use a green sponge. Never put in a dishwasher.The pan may rust if these use conditions aren’t respected : just scrub the pan with a hard brush to remove the rust. The cooking of acid foods - tomatoes, white wine, lemon…may alter seasoning (the appearance of white stains) - if this occurs, the pan should be seasoned again.
If traces of bees wax appear on your hob when using MINERAL B ELEMENT®, remove them with absorbent paper when the hob is hot. Watch the demonstration video at www.debuyer.com
Once it reaches temperatures above 140°C, the carbon steel frying pan seals the food on the surface, resulting in the caramelization of the natural juices - the Maillard reaction. A crust forms, preventing moisture from evaporating. The food becomes brown and crusty on the surface, tender and soft in the middle. Perfect for frying meat and obtaining crispy crepes or tasty omelettes!