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I have burned through five woks in the past decade, kept trying non-stick. What a waste. Of money, time, resources [environment]. This is a wonderful pan and now I do everything in it. It's truly nonstick. It's more nonstick than my environmentally friendly nonstick pans I got at Canadian Tire. I won't bother with nonstick ever again, except for the pot I heat milk in and my little T-Fal frying pan for crepes. I LOVE this wok. I have a new Frigidaire induction cooktop which heats very unevenly [repairs on Friday] and it still performs well.
I purchased the 14" crepe pan, and was shipped a 10" pan instead. I returned the pan, and requested they re-ship. 10 days later, another 10" pan showed up. Either there is some mistake on the shipping side, or this item is incorrectly listed. It looked nice, but it wasn't the item I wanted, and they did not seem to be able to correct the mistake.
I have an 11inch bk pan that I love, so I just bought this 15" paella pan. It arrived and I did not realize it was pre seasoned. The wax coating refused to come off, I had to scrub with hot water soap and brillo and it still didn't remove the wax coating completely. The pre seasoned coating was poor quality and flaking after cleaning the wax out. So I took the time to completely remove the coating, 1/3cup vinegar and fill 3/4 with water boil for about 20 minutes completely removed everything to bare metal, I then began my seasoning procedure for cast iron and it now has a beautiful layer of seasoning and is quite non stick, it heats beautifully, and sits flat on my stove. It is lovely to use, just be prepared to do some serious elbow grease at the beginning.
I just received this pan 4-27-21 - unboxing was a nonevent as it was shipped simply in a plastic bag and a 3-way cardboard diaper around it. The cardboard had merchandising comments on the front and on the back side once removed, had very simple and specific instructions about the care and use. I followed these to include first washing with soap and water to remove the wax - easy. Took 5 minutes to clean and dry. Then put it on the burner, added a clump of butter and had a scrambled egg within 10 minutes of opening the Amazon box. The surface is like glass in its smoothness and a simple wipe with a paper towel and scrub with sponge to clean it and was ready to be stored. A few drops of oil and another wipe with a paper towel to prep it for storage. So far, I really like this pan. I have been using cast iron for years and found this to be a great alternative. It heats faster and responds to temp change a lot faster. Will be updating this review and buying more black steel from this company. Gave 4 stars for versatility as it is somewhat limited to being a crepe pan, but eggs came off perfectly.
Man, I really like this pan. I have joint issues which leads me to require lighter options. This pan weighs in at 1.29kg which is 2lb 13.5oz. When cooking tortillas and eggs, they glide across the surface like I'm cooking on an air hockey table. I followed the instructions to remove the protective layer it comes with and it cooked beautifuly the very first time. It took no work or time to "season" it. It does discolor after use, but that in entirely normal. If I didn't have high iron issues due to a genetic issue, I would use nothing but this type of cookware. It is far easier to clean and lighter than cast iron, with similar heat distribution properties. I'm including a photo of what it looks like after cooking with it several times, do not be wary of the color change — it still cooks like a dream!
I have several BK pans and love them! I bought this wok as a gift to my daughter, but it arrived defective with one of the two bolts that connect the wok and the handle unattached. So disappointing! On top of that we have to go through the return process to get a replacement which is extra annoying during the pandemic. I wish the merchant would just send me a new one, but there is no way to let the merchant know but go through the return/replacement process.
This is the best carbon steel pan I own. Unlike some other brands it is easy to start using almost immediately when you receive it. There's no coat of bee's wax laboriously remove. Just wash it according to the simple directions and it's ready to use.
It's great for flat breads including tortillas. The 10" diameter makes it a bit large for crepes that are intended to be rolled closed, but is fine for crepes to be folded closed. I do make rolled crepes with it, though. It does require dishes that are 10" in diameter.
I use it mostly on an induction burner and sometimes on an electric coil stove. It's a very good tool that's very well made. If I were in the market for other carbon steel pans I would consider this brand first.