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De Buyer Mineral Fry Pan - should the bottom be scratched?

I can catch a few of them with by finger nail on the surface of both pans, and definitely the ones on the rim.

Jan 05, 2011
Rebelatheart in Cookware

De Buyer Mineral Fry Pan - should the bottom be scratched?

So, I got my order in from bakedeco.com and.....I am not statisfied.

The bottom of the Carbon Plus fry pan looks like my Mineral pan...so, I guess that is normal...cool.

But, I dont know if it is from shipment or what (my crepe pan was stacked on top of the fry pan, with no padding in between), but the fry pan is especially scratched inside. Scratches, rings, and little dents/chips along the rim of the pan. The pan also had 2 small rust spots on the bottom.

I read a few threads about how the finish of the carbon plus pans is not as good as the mineral pans. If what i just described is a reflection of that, please let me know.

As of now, looks like I'll be sending these pans back.

Jan 04, 2011
Rebelatheart in Cookware

De Buyer Mineral Fry Pan - should the bottom be scratched?

Thanks. Im sending the Mineral pan back, and I ordered the 12.5 " Carbone + frypan and the 12" Carbone + Crepe pan. Wasnt sure if I even needed a crepe pan, or what size to get, but figured it would be good for pancakes, so I got the bigger one.

Dec 31, 2010
Rebelatheart in Cookware

Any comments about Farberware pans?

I bought one of those Faberware sets you see at Walmart for like $50-$60 a few years ago when I graduated and got my apartment. They are decent. Definitely wouldnt last a lifetime or anything like that, atleast in the price range of the ones I purchased. The Non-stick surface on them, atleast in that price rage isnt great IMO. I was careful to use only non-stick utensils with them, and I rarely even cook, and I noticed the non-stick surface chip in a few spots. Maybe it was a manufacturers defect, I dont know.

They will definitely last years and years in my opinion, if she is care to take care of the non stick surface. Lately, Ive been reading up on non-stick surfaces, and the potential dangers, so Im actually slowly replacing all of my non-stick pans.

Of course, if she is looking at their stainless pans, or premium non stick pans, then I probably wasnt much help lol.

Dec 31, 2010
Rebelatheart in Cookware

De Buyer Mineral Fry Pan - should the bottom be scratched?

Any reason why you prefer it over the Mineral pan? And yeah, i found out about this place on the forum:
http://finestcookware.com/catalog.php?c1=37&c2=250

They seem to carry a good amount of the product line.

Im looking for the 12.5" fry pan. Is this what you ordered. This looks like the Carbone + line, even though it just says Carbone. It also is much cheaper than at finestcookware. The model #'s seem to match up:
http://www.bakedeco.com/detail.asp?id...

Dec 30, 2010
Rebelatheart in Cookware

De Buyer Mineral Fry Pan - should the bottom be scratched?

Thanks. Of course I went to SLT and all they had were some ultra cheap looking De Buyer crepe pans. Alot of the scratches look uniform . Who knows. Not sure how i feel about the green gel thingy thats in the handle, so maybe i''l send it back for a Carbon Plus model. Thanks again.

Dec 30, 2010
Rebelatheart in Cookware

De Buyer Mineral Fry Pan - should the bottom be scratched?

Thanks. I do have a smooth top actually...Funny, Im actually on my way to Sur La Table, just to browse, and I was going to take a look at their pans to compare...Thanks. I've attached a cell phone pic. Sorry if the quality sucks.

Dec 30, 2010
Rebelatheart in Cookware

De Buyer Mineral Fry Pan - should the bottom be scratched?

Hey,

So, i just ordered my first De Buyer Mineral pan from Amazon, after never seeing one in person before, and the bottom of the pan looks pretty bad in comparison to the cooking surface. It has visible scratches and an unfinished look in comparison to the cooking surface.

Just wanted to make sure that this is normal before I start using it, or if i should send it back.

Thanks.

Dec 30, 2010
Rebelatheart in Cookware