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Debuyer Mineral-B Carbon Steel Pan Review

The Debuyer Mineral B carbon steel frying pan is an excellent pan.

We liked the shape with the deep side walls, but found the long handle to be a bit unwieldy. Once seasoned, the nonstick properties of this carbon steel pan were simply amazing. We also liked the build quality and design of the pan. It looks and feels very well-built.

The pan is made of raw carbon steel, however, which means that you have to season it before you use it, and continually keep it dry and oiled after using to avoid rust. We found this extra maintenance to be only a minor inconvenience. Another issue was that this pan sometimes heated unpredictably, especially on our induction hob, getting too hot too quickly.

Pros

  • Great nonstick for metal pan
  • Versatile shape
  • Virtually indestructible
  • Well-balanced
  • Good Value

Cons

  • Unsteady heating
  • Needs to be seasoned properly
  • Large footprint for storage
  • Surface feels a bit small for a large pan
  • Uncomfortable handle

TestHut’s verdict

If you are okay with some minor maintenance, and want to experience a professional frying pan in your kitchen, we recommend the Mineral B.

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Features & Specs

Category Value
Size 26cm
Weight 1.9kg
Material Carbon Steel
Coating None
Handle Steel with rivets
Dishwasher safe No
Metal utensils Yes
Oven Safe Yes
Hobs All (gas, electric, ceramic, induction)

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