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deBuyer 10" Mineral Pan at Sur-la-Table


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#1 rotuts

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 09:52 AM

a 10 " deBuyer Mineral ( non - B ) pan at Sur-laTable is on clearance sale for

 

27.96 at the store   Original price @ SLT:  60 bucks  cant say if on line

 

this pan, but 10 " :

 

 

http://www.amazon.co...pd_bxgy_k_img_y

 

its branded " Tex the Chef" or some such nonsense, but thats just cardboard and you rip that offf !

 

snapped one up !

 

sorry for the underline

 

i know there is a 'sale' thread but I cant find it !

 

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 10:01 AM

Do you know how long the sale is good for?



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Posted 23 January 2014 - 10:10 AM

its a clearance.  Buzz then up telephonically

 

its a "Chef Tim Love"

 

they had a bigger one, maybe 12 " w 'ribbs' on it.  only 6 total at my store

 

as far as I can tell the "Non-B" is identical to the "B" pan, sans the "B"

 

been looking into these for a long time, as I need another pan as much as I need more holes in my head 

 

ive waited.

 

the 12" may require a course of 'Roids to lift, BTW



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Posted 23 January 2014 - 12:16 PM

F.D.:

 

this pan  'Chef Tim Love' has an embossed enamel 'start of Texas' on the handle near the hang up point.  I thought that would

 

come off

 

it does not.  therefore, Ive decided its a very cool feature

 

Ive also named this pan  " Tex"   my other zillion pans don't have names, as far as I can recall.

 

that makes it very very cool.


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Posted 23 January 2014 - 03:10 PM

Wow

 

 

my 'Tex' pan loves my induction  hob

 

does one call it a ' hob ' ?

 

http://www.amazon.co...sxp_grid_pt_0_2

 

more Wow

 

its now very very very cool

 

Got Induction ?

 

work out at the Gym?

 

look for a 10" DeBuyer   on sale

 

just saying

 

Wow !

 

once the temp here goes above say, 10  Ill go to the organic vitamin center and get a tube of  flax oil

 

Ill wear a wig w dark glasses.


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Posted 24 January 2014 - 01:12 PM

So, I went to SLT today, and they only had the grill pans and "chef pans" (what a stupid name, but basically similar to a flat bottomed wok).  They searched other SLTs in the DC area and none of them had a normal, 10" pan. Turns out the entire line has been on clearance since the summer.  

 

 

Also, it turns out this line is carbon steel. Are the de Buyer Mineral pans steel, or iron? They say 99% pure iron, but of course, that is the main component of steel....


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Posted 24 January 2014 - 01:30 PM

the eG mafia, spider like in its connection, grasps the last 10 " pan.

 

BTW  the name "Tex" is taken.

 

:raz:

 

you could call your pan 'Buck'  or  'Tonto'  etc


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Posted 24 January 2014 - 01:32 PM

Steel  I thnk



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Posted 24 January 2014 - 01:44 PM

Yeah eG Mafia! Big thanks to rotuts!

 

I did some research, the Mineral pans ARE "carbon steel" but their "carbon steel" is still 99% iron (which is allegedly purer iron than "cast iron"), so yeah you're right, these Texy Tim Loves seem identical to the non-B Mineral pans.

 

Maybe since mine was the last, it shall be dubbed "Pan Solo"


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Posted 24 January 2014 - 01:46 PM

Pan Solo doesnt sound like it's from TX.

 

Ranger?  Mustang ? Cowboy ? Chuck-wagon ?



#11 Hassouni

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 01:51 PM

I saw the star thingy. It's red. I could just call mine Fidel  :wink:


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#12 rotuts

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 01:58 PM

fair enough.

 

chuck-wagon was good too.



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Posted 24 January 2014 - 02:01 PM

Stevie Ray Pan?

 

PANtera?

 

On a more serious note, I did some more digging, and these are in fact the Mineral B, according to a thread over on chowhound.  



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Posted 24 January 2014 - 02:05 PM

never understood the "B"

 

WSonoma had them and I looked at them.  they have a 'B' in the center and maybe an drawing of an actual bee on the bottom

 

said to be coated in beeswax.   the 'plain' did not have this embelishment

 

never understood what the B or the wax did.  the 'B' staid of course  the wax melted off.

 

marketing ? PR ?   they would be foolish to have two formulations of metal .,

 

the "bee" was a bit cool

 

no way as cool as the Lone Star    and the name "Tex"

 

what would you call the 'B' pan anyway, 'Honey' ?

 

:huh:


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Posted 24 January 2014 - 02:28 PM

The B indicates the beeswax coating, which is meant to protect the pans before they reach the end user, nothing more.  Did yours have such a coating?

 

As for name....



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Posted 24 January 2014 - 02:29 PM

Mine's the same as yours.

 

" Tex "

 

there is a premium on the little 'Honey' bee that never made much sense to me ...

 

still think 'Chuck-wagon' is good.  'Chuck' for short "

 

" Honey, gonna get Chuck down and Wrassle  us up some Steak "


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Posted 24 January 2014 - 02:36 PM

Yeah, we got the same, I'm just wondering whether you noticed the beeswax coating.  According to the website, de Buyer isn't making the non-B ones anymore. 

 

 

still think 'Chuck-wagon' is good.  'Chuck' for short "

 

" Honey, gonna get Chuck down and Wrassle  us up some Steak "

 

hehehhe



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Posted 25 January 2014 - 08:45 AM

take a peek here:

 

http://forums.egulle...11#entry1950679



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Posted 25 January 2014 - 10:11 AM

Nice. If you could document the seasoning process, that would be great



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Posted 25 January 2014 - 10:21 AM

I used to do a lot of woodworking.  I think the key is

 

1 ) a thin film is best

 

2) let the film 'cure'  ie polymerize at least 24 hours if not 48 before the second coat.

 

repeat, repeat

 

Ill take some shots.



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Posted 29 January 2014 - 08:09 PM

So my pan arrived today.  Impressions - cooking surface is much smaller than anticipated, but big enough to cover most needs, I guess. Otherwise, nice and solid.  There is no apparent beeswax finish, and on my receipt it says Mineral (not Mineral B).  It says nothing about potato peels, is that just for the "B" line?