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DARTO Carbon Steel Pans info@dartointernational.com via gmail.mcsv.net 

 

DARTO /// Presale - Our n.27 pan, thicker than usual

 

I got an email with this announcement and thought I'd pass it on.   If I needed one, I'd prefer one with a bigger diameter.  I have one Darto which is the largest diameter and one from Made in (France) that is larger and I like it OK.

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Here's the link to Darto detailing the presale...

 

https://www.dartointernational.com/pre-sale

 

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The wanted mistake / Pre-sale

Thicker than usual, same price as always


We are happy to announce that from January 18 to 24 we’ll offer our traditional saute pan n.27 with 4mm thickness, instead of 3mm, at the same price (60 USD). This design was born by accident some time ago and we never did it again until now. As we know that many of you could enjoy its benefits we decided to launch this presale worldwide again.

Be aware! Although it’s great preserving heat, it’s also heavier (2.8 kgs / 6.1 lbs). As we don't use to manufacture this special design, it will only be able during this week, not later.

 

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There's more info on the page. Looks like it won't ship until the end of April.

 

I'm considering it, knowing my wife will never use this due to it's weight. Finally, a pan of my very own!!!!

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I so want to love Darto and am tempted.  But I have reservations.  I own three Darto pieces.  When they arrived I seasoned them religiously.  The paella seasoning was removed after one paella.  (Tomato tends to do that.)  Worse, the pan warped when I tried to make tortillas.  Now all three of my Darto pieces have rusted even though they were initially well seasoned.  As best I can recall the two smaller Darto pans had never been used for cooking.  I bought them with the idea of employing them in the CSO.

 

By contrast my Falk frypan is 2.6 kg and has neither rusted nor warped.

 

Should I be tempted by this sale?

 

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4 hours ago, AlaMoi said:

I treat mine like cast iron - haven't had any of  those issues...

 

This year, during a full kitchen remodel (small kitchen, I demo'd and installed all new goods) I treated myself to a BlueStar range. I didn't expect the difference in my cast and carbon pans going from an electric coil stovetop to a high output gas unit. The seasoning has gotten much better, just from use, even on pans I've owned for 40 years, and cast pans I've inherited through the family from the late 1800s.

 

For paella I use the "standard" thin carbon steel pans. I've never worried about losing seasoning on thise pans, they get abused as I always do paella over a live fire using a 22" Weber kettle.

 

I keep heavy tomato product cooks far away from my cast and carbon, instead using porcelain coated cast.

 

If a Darto pan warped, under typical use, I'd contact Darto direct. I've heard they're pretty good for customer service.

 

For your Dartos that are showing a bit of rust, get some veg oil or mineral oil on them quick, Don't bother cleaning them until you plan on using them next, then do a heavy scrub and suffer through the first few cooks while the seasoning is starting to develop. A few sacrificial potatoes and oil will get a good start.

 

I'm still on the fence about this purchase. I fear my wife will certify me as unfit for everyday life, adding another pan to the already overstocked arsenal.

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Well, I did it.

It's my birthday in a week and a half, we had a wonderful day yesterday, and it's a nice pan.

Ordered the Paella n.15 also (another $20, shipping stays the same so why not).

 

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I also went for it. I’ve never cooked with carbon steel, but have been wanting to try it out and this seemed like a good excuse. I’ll probably forget I ordered it by the time it arrives in April or May though.

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6 minutes ago, CentralMA said:

Confirmation email this morning 11:24AM stating the items have shipped. 

 

Let's see how long from Argentina to Massachusetts.

I've just had something arrive from North Carolina that I'd ordered in early October. :P

In fairness, this was the third attempt and it only actually took 17 days.

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  • 2 weeks later...

Pans have arrived, just 14 days from shipping notification.

The shipping box looks like it was kicked all the way here.

Everything is intact, excellent shape. There was a rattle in the box, made me worried. But Darto included a couple of their keychain pans.

Did a quick wash, then a soapy water boil on the stove. Hit all surfaces with Bartenders Friend, got all the gunk off. 

A quick seasoning top and bottom on both, on the range low heat. They're now in the oven at a moderate temp, I'll continue this for a few iterations.

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, CentralMA said:

keychain pans

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1 minute ago, blue_dolphin said:

 

Darto keychain pan

 

I've been wanting one of these for ages.  Maybe 2 for earrings?  So cute!

Aww, how cute! Thanks for the link. 🙂

 

 

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just get a strong magnet and let them stick together of 2-3 weeks . . . the pan will magnetize.

I remember getting one with an order, but I don't know where it is . . .

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21 hours ago, blue_dolphin said:

 

Darto keychain pan

 

I've been wanting one of these for ages.  Maybe 2 for earrings?  So cute!

Well, I've got two. If you'd like you can have earrings. I imagine there's a way to private message me with your address they'll be sent on their way. I expect pictures, of course.

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egads!

 

I got the N27 booboo thickness original

and the (whatever  but too small...) eared pan.

 

thinking on getting a larger quiche  / whatever style pan - in a house of two - could be a boon for small dishes.

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1 hour ago, CentralMA said:

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Enjoy!  I have the 20 and 25 cm paella pans and am always tempted to get a few of those little 15's.   Would be good for single servings but perhaps a little heavy for earrings! 🤣

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