Paella pan maintenance tips

Paella pan maintenance

How to cure a Paella Pan

Curing or releasing a Paella pan consists of removing a thin protective film or varnish that polished steel or iron paella pans have so that they do not rust.This process is done before its first use.
First we remove the manufacturer’s elements, stickers, plastics or papers. If for any reason the sticker does not come out well or leaves residues, leave it for now and do not try to scrape it with any utensil as it could damage it. Then:
  1. Fill the Paella pan with water.
  2. Heat until the water boils and bubbles.
  3. After a few minutes of boiling, remove the water carefully not to burn yourself.
  4. Next, we will clean with abundant soap and water to clean and remove any debris that may remain.
  5. If the sticker did not come out well at first, it is time to remove the remains with a soft utensil.
  6. Serve the Paellera well.
  7. Now we will lubricate the whole Paella pan with paper and a little olive oil.
Our Paella pan will be ready to make the first Paella.

Paella Pan Maintenance and Cleaning

Many people wonder how to clean a Paella pan after cooking. It’s easy, you just have to follow these tips depending on the material of your Paella pan.

How to clean a polished steel Paella pan

This type of paella pan can rust so it is necessary to clean and store them dry and lubricated after cooking.

After cooking, we proceed to clean it, leaving it to soak for a few hours with soap and water to later remove the remains of food easily. Another option is to fill the Paella pan with water and heat over a very low heat for about 15 ‘.

Once the Paellera is clean and completely dry, we will lubricate with a little olive oil and paper.

Finally we keep it in a plastic bag or in a box.

How to clean a Stainless Steel or Enameled Paella Pan

Stainless steel Paella pan maintenance is easier because this type of pan does not rust so it will be enough to clean and store them.

To clean it, you can leave it to soak for a few hours with soap and water or fill it with water or heat about 15 ‘over a very low heat.

Garcima 15-Inch Carbon Steel Paella Pan, 38cm, Silver

Garcima 16-Inch Stainless Steel Paella Pan, 40cm

Garcima 20-Inch Pata Negra Restaurant Grade Paella Pan, 50cm, 20 Inch, Silver

Lacor-60139-ROUND Dish for Paella Non Stick 40 CMS

LACOR Stainless Steel Non-Stick Round Dish for Paella, 32, Multi-Colour

IBILI Paella pan Premier 32 cm of Stainless Steel, 32, Silver

How to remove rust from a Paella pan

When the Paella pan has picked up some rust because you haven’t used it for some time, scrub it with plenty of soap and water and use an aluminum scourer to remove the rust well.
If the rust is abundant and you cannot remove it, you can use this trick:
  1. Fill the Paella pan with water and pour a splash of vinegar and salt.
  2. Heat until the water boils and bubbles, it will turn orange.
  3. Put the extractor on and open the window to dispel the smell.
  4. After a few minutes of boiling, remove the water carefully not to burn yourself.
  5. Next, we will clean with abundant soap and water with an aluminum scourer.
  6. If it has not yet completely exited, you can repeat the previous steps.
  7. After removing the rust with the vinegar, wash and dry the Paella pan well.
  8. Finally, we will lubricate the entire Paella pan with paper and a little olive oil.

However, if your Paella pan starts to look unhealthy, it might be a good time to buy a new pan.

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