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Darto deal?


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Received my Darto 20cm sauté pan today. It arrived in excellent condition (even the box). Amazingly fast shipping, I ordered late on the 14th, it was shipped on the 15th, arrived today the 21st! It’s outside in a plastic bag soaking in oven cleaner to get the packing oil off. Next up, seasoning.😊

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somewhere along the line Darto issued info that they would be "bulk stocking" their products in USA.

this make tons of sense, since the cost/delay of customs clearance on 5 tons of pans is about the same as one pan....

but it also speeds up delivery by several whales.

 

they still do a thing about "pre-orders" - it's smart - lets them plan their production...

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23 minutes ago, AlaMoi said:

somewhere along the line Darto issued info that they would be "bulk stocking" their products in USA.

this make tons of sense, since the cost/delay of customs clearance on 5 tons of pans is about the same as one pan....

but it also speeds up delivery by several whales.

 

they still do a thing about "pre-orders" - it's smart - lets them plan their production...

According to the DHL tracking this one came from Argentina. It did go through customs in Miami. Guess I ordered on a slow day.

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  • 4 months later...

Darto is offering free shipping for rest of August.

 

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When does this action start and when does it end?
From August 23 to august 31 you will be able to buy our products without paying for shipping.

On all products?
Yes, whatever the model and the amount of paellas or pans you buy.

 

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53 minutes ago, FlashJack said:

Darto is offering free shipping for rest of August.

 

 


My SO and I were JUST discussing getting a set of the tiny paella pans to use for doing raclette in the RV toaster oven… How did they know? 🤣

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2 hours ago, quiet1 said:

How did they know?

It's a sign.

 

Damnit, I was trying to limit myself to the big paella. Now you have me thinking.

 

To all: I have the largest and the smallest fry pans. I use the big one all the time and would like a bigger one which is why the paella 35 appeals. How useful if the smallest paella? What do you use it for?

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5 minutes ago, FlashJack said:

It's a sign.

 

Damnit, I was trying to limit myself to the big paella. Now you have me thinking.

 

To all: I have the largest and the smallest fry pans. I use the big one all the time and would like a bigger one which is why the paella 35 appeals. How useful if the smallest paella? What do you use it for?

 

I have it.  I do not use it.

 

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16 minutes ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

I have it.  I do not use it.

Ha. That's like my fry pan of the same size. It was better to buy than to own, if you get my meaning. I'll try to resist the cuteness of those little paellas.

 

This might be the first time you've saved me money Jo.

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13 hours ago, FlashJack said:

It's a sign.

 

Damnit, I was trying to limit myself to the big paella. Now you have me thinking.

 

To all: I have the largest and the smallest fry pans. I use the big one all the time and would like a bigger one which is why the paella 35 appeals. How useful if the smallest paella? What do you use it for?


We have the smallest frying pan because Cute and we only use it in the RV really - it’s a good size to put on one bit of the grill to sauté a few onions or keep things warm, or to do just a couple of eggs for the dog’s dinner if we’re having something he can’t have, like spicy chicken. The only reason we’re thinking of a couple little baby paellas is my SO loooooves Raclette and melting it over some potatoes in a pan in the oven is quicker for doing multiple people than using a mini table Raclette grill, plus means we don’t have the single-use Raclette grill taking up storage space. (Sometimes with Raclette sitting around cooking it slowly is a big part of the fun, but sometimes you just want fast comfort food for everyone, y’know?) I imagine we’d use them for other individual-ish-portion things also if we had them, like maybe a pot pie, or making a single meal sized fruit crumble? So they’d be more useful than the Raclette grill and take up less space. :) But for normal cooking without RV/camping related issues, I think they’d often be too small?

 

ETA: We do have a larger paella pan (I forget what size) at home and honestly it’s one of my most used pans. I don’t usually toss stuff by the pan handle due to arthritis so I tend to reach for the paella pan over the similarly sized frying pan because the handles don’t get in the way of the other burners, etc. 

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I got the email for the shipping deal from Darto about 20 minutes before @FlashJackposted

 

Kept asking myself, do I really need another pan in my life. Actually asked myself once. Just once.

 

Paella n.27 will in DHL's hands soon. And then mine.

 

Ordering some cuttlefish ink from Amazon too, planning on an arroz negro soon.

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  • 2 weeks later...

Paella pan arrived yesterday. Better packaging than the last purchase made from Darto, box was intact and in very good condition. 

Immediately scrubbed it down with soap and water, and still seeing residue of the linseed oil protectant I broke out the Barkeeper's Friend.

First seasoning done with peanut oil and sliced potatoes, then another quick scrub and another layer of peanut, placed on the Weber gas grill while cooking dinner outside. Already has that look of a well used pan.

Tomorrow the cuttlefish ink ordered from Amazon should be arriving. Arroz Negra is in the near future IMG_20210903_151240544_HDR.thumb.jpg.22730cc0a8fde50c1d3bba7309784e5a.jpgIMG_20210903_152528998_MP.thumb.jpg.52d68fc13dad7f95deeb71699b6e26ae.jpgIMG_20210903_153129388.thumb.jpg.72511e0c2baa1b8667d6e785ea1ab75e.jpg

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