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I love cooking and was looking for pans I can safely use on my gas stove top, put in the oven and use on my 100 year old Rayburn wood stove! I am weeding out all plastics, Teflon and non-stick surfaces, and noticed lots of very good reviews for the Matfer steel pans. I started with a small pan, followed all the starter seasoning instructions and cleaning after every use very carefully and so glad I did. I was so very happy with this pan I bought another. When I can afford a third I will add to my collection. Nothing sticks! The cooking results are excellent. I'm very happy! Tip, I purchased heat proof slip on silicon handles, cause they get hot and the pans are heavy. Follow the cleaning instructions every single use. No detergents, dry thoroughly and oil lightly when dry. I use rice bran oil. My pans are nearly black now, which is how they are supposed to be after correct use and cleaning/storing.
I like this pan a lot. It cooks great. Nice even heat, easy to season. The downside is it is very heavy for a small pan, which is good for heat retention. However, the heavy weight makes the handle uncomfortable if you like to flip while cooking. The edges of handle dig in to hands. Overall I would recommend it is a great pan and heats evenly and cooks really well. I found it easy to season by following the instructions included with it. (I use gas cooktop)
I didn't open the package until recently, but when I open it and took away all the label/protection, I found out there are some flaw/blemish on the bottom (see the photo). I am so disappoint about such thing happening.