and if dried after cleaning it (might not ) rust. I also like having a 'fine tool' that i can spend some time. you might have to repeat several times. I've never used a carbon steel fry pan (have vollrath and AC stainless), but I know that DeBuyer is very highly recommended. The Blue is Force Blue. The high edge reduces food projections. Matfer Bourgeat vs De Buyer? Do you miss not being able to use in the oven for long periods? Avoid the Force Blue line, as they are thinner. Mostly I liked the de buyer better because of the natural coating (I assume it’s easier to … I see that each has a different model number and ASIN number. Now the pan is amazingly nonstick, at least till one forgets and makes a wine reduction in it. Hey, so I just placed an amazon order for the de buyer pan, but ATK recommended the Matfer, did I make the right choice with the de buyer? Finish on the handles may be different (can't remember), but if so, it's cosmetic. The Mineral B does it better. thanks for all the info ! I'm assuming that the non-Mineral B pan is Carbone, which is the same thickness as Mineral B. the Chocolate, Confectionary Course • Confectionary Course Q&AeGullet foodblog 2006 • eGullet Foodblog 2012. Powered by Invision Community, Per la strada incontro un passero che disse, Copyright © 2001-2020 by the eGullet Society for Culinary Arts & Letters, All Rights Reserved. The Society is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of the culinary arts. but w/0 the bees wax process. "Chef's" catalog and/or "Cutlery and More" occasionally have sale prices that are better than Amazon. I have two All-clad saucier pans I use, a lot or non-stick. I found their web site and they have an interesting video on the MineralB, Copyright © 2001-2020 by the eGullet Society for Culinary Arts & Letters, All Rights Reserved Google fu on the de Buyer is not for the timid. Avoid the Force Blue line, as they are thinner. i tried to email them but its unclear w their set up and Capcha if that email went through. Iron blued through a surface thermal treatment: temporary protection against oxidation; no coating. Ideal for sautéed potatoes. McPop 7 years ago. Wasn't sure why they seemed to be emphasizing the iron content in one and carbon content in the other. I love them all for different things. Anybody who says Mineral B isn't carbon steel doesn't know what they are talking about. when I have it maintaining it. Rinse and repeat. Stay connected with us via our social media platforms to see exciting contents and share your de Buyer's experience with us. BB&B has into sets of one - two pans. for acid I use either my nickel plated french copper pans or steel lined. No idea what the differences are, though. Crotchety, cantankerous, terse curmudgeon, non-conformist, and contrarian who questions everything! According to this guide  (which is a bit easier to understand than the De Buyer one haha) the only difference is the stainless steel handle. Your friends can go online and buy it and everybody is happy. 1. answer. I ended up visiting a store that had them both in stock. These advertising-free forums are provided free of charge through donations from Society members. I've owned both. I have the smallest three but not the largest, which is big. It's hard knowing what to do, about seasoning such pans. what's the difference between these and carbon steel or cast iron? Share. For me it isn't usable as a frying pan. many thanks. DARTO's do need conditioning before and while you use them, not a big burden , but something you might enjoy adding to the pans, if you dont , then DARTO is not someitng you would enjoy. My source was, I have 3 Debuyer mineral B. I got the mineral B because you can use on induction, which I don’t have anymore but did at the time I bought them. you rub them with coarse salt if issues. More. ** Just plain good? I have the De Buyer 12" 'mineral B', and a couple of cast irons (and a couple of stainless). Heats up quickly, uniform diffusion of heat, enables the Maillard reaction. but the vid of the B's being made is a lot of fun to see ! Like. Does anyone have experience of that? No real reason to get the Mineral B, as you'll be removing the wax to use the pan. Crafted with blued iron, a unique iron coated with a special surface thermal treatment to protect against oxidization, this pan can reach exceptionally high temperatures allowing for … Marketing?? My research suggested that of all the French-style carbon steel pans I'd be happiest with De Buyer Mineral B, and none I've seen since changes my mind on that. Sign up for our mailing list to receive new product alerts, special offers, coupon codes and 10% off your first order! But there is a pro version now? Both are good. Choose from different materials: carbon steel, aluminum nonstick, copper, stainless steel and from different collections including the famed Mineral B and Prima Matera. I know steel is mostly iron anyway so not sure how descriptive this really is? Oven cleaner or something? De Buyer s Force Blue country frying pan is an unmatched utensil for searing, saut ing, and browning. will look into the Spring USA Blackline pans.