Types of Paella Pans

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The best types of Paella pans with different options and materials to make your best Paellas. Each has its advantages, but almost all can be used on a gas or charcoal grill, fire, vitroceramic, and oven. Also, concrete models to use in induction. Paella pans of the highest quality for all needs and made in Spain.

Types of Paella pans
Polished Steel Paella Pan
THE MOST USED

Polished Steel Paella Pan

They are of great quality and resistant, they can be used in fire, and firewood. There are models compatible with vitro, induction, and electric cooker (make sure before buying).

They distribute the heat very well for cooking rice, they are the most used by lovers of paellas along with enameled ones. Widely used in restaurants. Ideal to cook the "socarrat" Paella.

The most traditional Paella Pan in Spain. Polished steel or iron requires maintenance to prevent rust. Read about some maintenance tips.

Precautions
With thin base Paella pans, be careful with strong fire, they can be deformed.
Advantages

The best type of Paella pan to cook Valencian Paella.
Available in large sizes.

Standard

Gas Firewood burner

Versión Vitro

Gas induction electric burner

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

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

Vaello Campos 102 La Valenciana 34cm Polished Steel Paella Pan , Silver

Machika Polished Steel Paella Pan 20 inch (50 cm)

Stainless steel paella pan
THE HIGHEST QUALITY

Stainless Steel Paella Pan

They are of great quality and resistance, they can be used in gas, wood, and oven. There are models compatible with vitro, induction, and electric cooker (make sure before buying).

A small difference is that stainless steel does not distribute the heat very well for cooking rice, so it is convenient to have a fire that evenly distributes the heat throughout the base. Under strong fire, they can deform.

They do not require special maintenance and cleaning is very easy.

Precautions

With thin base Paella pans, be careful with strong fire, they can be deformed.
They do not distribute heat like iron or porcelain.

Advantages

Resistant, do not require maintenance.
Do not permeate flavor.

Standard

Gas oven firewood burner

Vitro Version

Paella pan for any kitchen
Enamelled Steel Paella Pan
THE MOST ECONOMIC

Enamelled Steel Paella Pan

They have quality and resistance, they can be used in gas, wood, and oven. There are models compatible with Vitro, induction, and electric cooker (make sure before buying).

They have a ceramic coating for easy cleaning. Their black enamel with white dots makes them have a more traditional appearance.

They do not require special maintenance. The negative point is that they can chip.

Precautions

With thin base Paella pans, be careful with strong fire, they can be deformed. They can chip.

Advantages

They are almost non-stick.
Available.in large size.

Standard

Gas oven firewood burner
Vitro Version
Paella pan for any kitchen

La Valenciana Enamelled Steel Paella Pan, 34 cm, 34cm, Black

Machika Enameled Steel Paella Pan 15 inch (38 cm)

Garcima 16-Inch Enameled Steel Paella Pan, 40cm, Medium, Black

Vaello Campos La Valenciana 30cm Enamelled Steel Paella Pan

Professional paella pans
THE PROFESSIONAL WITH EXTRA THICKNESS

Designed for continuous use, they can be used on the fire, and firewood (make sure before buying).

They have a base with an extra thickness that makes it very resistant and prevents deformation by fire. Valid for professional and domestic use. Ideal for the Authentic Valencian Paella "socarrat"

They are available in polished steel and stainless steel.

The difficulty of cleaning it varies depending on the Paellero model. You can read our maintenance guide.

Precautions
They do not work in vitro, electric cooker, and induction.
Advantages

Superior resistance.
Available in large sizes.
Best for Spanish or Valencian Paella.

Standard

Gas Firewood burner

Garcima 16-Inch Stainless Steel Paella Pan, 40cm

Garcima 16-inch Stainless Flat Bottom Paella Pan, 40cm

IBILI Paella pan Premier 40 cm of Stainless Steel, 40cm/15.75″, Silver

CONCORD Premium Stainless Steel Paella Pan with Heavy Duty Triply Bottom (16″ (40 CM))

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

La Paella 18″ Pata Negra Restaurant Grade Paella Pan, Large, Silver

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

Restaurant Grade ‘Pata Negra’ Paella Pan – Flat Bottom – 12″/30cm

Lacor-60127-ROUND Dish for Paella Non Stick 28 CMS.

Ecolution Sol Paella Pan – Eco-Friendly PFOA Free Hydrolon Non-Stick – Heavy Duty Carbon steel with Riveted Chrome Plated Handles

Non Stick Paella pans
THE MOST COMFORTABLE

Non-stick Paella Pan

They incorporate a special coating that prevents food from sticking, they can be used on fire and firewood. There are models compatible with Vitro, induction, oven, and electric stove (make sure before buying).

Widely used in domestic environments for their comfort. If you like the authentic Valencian "socarrat" Paella, this model is not ideal because that little toasted is not achieved as easily as in a polished or enameled steel one.

They do not require special maintenance, they do not rust. Very easy cleaning.

Precautions

Caution with metal utensils, can be scratched.
Small sizes only.

Advantages

Comfortable and clean maintenance.
Domestic use, vitro, oven.

Standard

Gas Firewood burner
Vitro Version
Gas vitro electric oven burner
The best Electric Paella pan
Plug and Ready

Electric Paella Pan

Another option for those who do not have an optimal fire or vitroceramic to use Paelleros is the electric paella pans. It is an all-in-one container, non-stick or enameled.

They are very comfortable and easy to clean and you can place it anywhere in your kitchen or garden. You only need a plug.

In Paella Market we have used the Princess model and excellent Paellas are obtained.

Comfortable cleaning, does not rust. You can save it wherever you want.

Precautions

Put in a safe place and out of the reach of children.
Only small sizes.

Advantages

Comfortable and easy maintenance. Distribute the heat evenly.

Standard

Electric burner

Princess 162367 Multi Wonder Chef Pro, Cazuela multiusos eléctrica versátil

These are the most commonly used types of Paella pans for domestic use, although there are also others such as clay or stone Paella pans.

What is the best Paella pan material?

Actually, there is no better material than another, the correct question would be… What is the best Paellero for my kitchen? o What type of material suits me depending on what I am looking for?

Some examples depending on the needs:
If your kitchen is gas, the ideal Paella pan would be made of polished or stainless steel.
If your kitchen is electric, ceramic or induction, you would have to buy a Paella pan compatible with this type of burner, they are usually made of steel and with non-stick enamel.
For people who want comfort and easy cleaning, the stainless steel or enameled Paella pan would be the one.

In Spain and more specifically on the Levantine Mediterranean coast, the most widely used are those made of polished steel because the best flavor and roasting is achieved in the rice, iron provides that authentic flavor of Spanish Paella, as does “socarrat” a light and delicious toast that is produced at the base of the Paellera.

Paella pans and construction barbecues

Brick Barbacue Paella Pan
IDEAL IF YOU HAVE A GARDEN

Brick Barbacue Paellero

If you have a garden or outdoor space, installing a brick barbecue to make your Paellas is an excellent option. A growing trend due to the current covid situation.

In addition, the wood paella together with polished steel or iron paella pan is one of the best options to prepare a Paella. The flavor provided by the grill and the "socarrat" that is achieved is exquisite and unique.

You can use firewood, barbecue charcoal, or a gas burner.

Precautions
Install in a safe place and out of the reach of children. Check the regulations of your area of residence.

Standard

Firewood charcoal Paella pan

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