15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on 27 October 2010
For a large cast iron pan, this is **comparatively** light - not like Le Creuset for instance. This is because it is not excessively thick - elegant by cast iron standards and nicely finished It is a fantastically useful item for many types of cooking, certainly not just paella. It can take a very high temperature. As an Aga owner, the fact that it is the maximum size that will fit into an Aga oven is a bonus. I use it several times each week and it is easy to clean (by hand, not in the dishwasher). Shop around, as I've seen this on sale at a very wide spread of prices.
I've got to say that I'm hugely pleased by this pan and bought a second for my sister. If you like cast iron cooking, this is one of the best.
ADDITION July 2011 : I saw that my original review is attached to a product with different shaped handles, so maybe the pan has been updated. Unsure whether to delete my review or leave it, so beware.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 26 November 2013
It's as lightweight as they say. It's certainly not too heavy for most people. Truly non stick and the fact it was already oiled has made maintaining it easy. Thought it might be a little larger size. It's always hard to judge the base measurement from the diameter measurement. Another 5-7cm would have been perfect for my induction cooker which has large cooking areas. Worth buying as part of your repertoire.
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 22 September 2011
This is not a traditional paella pan as it is cast iron therefore too heavy and thick for paella, which needs to be of thin, conductive material like stainless steel.
It producs soupier rice dishes which are delicious but more like risotto than paella.
That said it is a very good quality pan.