- Serves 4 people
- Hammered by hand in Mexico
- Lined with tin for non-reactive cooking surface
- Heavy gauge recycled copper
- Beautiful for serving and display
- Size - 12 inch diameter
This copper paella pan is a work of art – on your table, or displayed on your kitchen wall. Hammered by hand in Michoacan, Mexico, this pan adds a touch of rustic beauty when serving paella. But even more than that, copper paella pans produce the finest paellas.
Copper is a superior conductor, and copper paella pans conduct heat so well that you can simmer your paella at a lower temperature, thereby preserving some of the subtle flavors of your broth and the ingredients. With a copper paella pan, you do not need the higher heat required of stainless or rolled steel paella pans.
Our paella pans are made by a small cooperative in Santa Clara Del Cobre, Michoacan, Mexico. You can tell by the name of the city that this area is famous for copper work! Each pan is painstakingly hammered by hand, with sturdy stainless handles bolted to each side.
The heavy gauge copper (14 gauge, 2 mm) is lined with tin to provide the ideal combination of heat conduction and a hygienic practical cooking surface. Your copper pan is oven safe, and can be used on gas, electric and ceramic burners.
We looked for copper paella pans in Spain and could not find a workshop with quality pans. We were pleased to find this cooperative in Mexico that supports quality and artisan traditions that nurture the local community.
Your copper paella pan requires no seasoning, simply wash with warm soapy water before first use. Use only wood or plastic cooking utensils to avoid scratching the paella pan. To preserve the luster of the copper, wash by hand after each use and dry thoroughly. Copper tends to tarnish, so you will need to use copper polish to restore the original shine from time to time. Made in Mexico.