These tips apply only to certain types of paella pans like polished steel and Pata Negra Paella pans.
To get rid of that sticky label stickers on the pans (usually on the new ones), just warm the bottom slightly and peel the label off slowly.
Boil several cups of water in it just to remove the clear protective seal or finish. Wash and rinse them thoroughly with kitchen detergent soap and dry it with cloth. Brush small amount of vegetable oil on the pan just to prevent them from rust.
Care and Storing Paella Pans
After using, wash them with detergent soap and non scratch net sponge to avoid scratches on the pan. Net sponge non-scratch are also good in cleaning with glass and ceramic (expensive ones).
Use only certified dish washing liquid soap also in cleaning your kitchen wares to avoid cloudy color on your glass wares.
Avoid using laundry detergents such as bar and powder soaps.
Also avoid using metal scrubs on your glass and ceramic wares, it might damage and leave scratches on your kitchen wares.
Do not air-dry the pan.
Dry them with dry cloth at once and brush and polish them again with a little amount of vegetable oil before storing.
If your pan starts to show rusting, simply clean off the rust with a scouring pad or light sandpaper, then brush and polish them again with vegetable oil.
Discoloration (turning blue-black) is normal and is an indication that your pan is ‘seasoned’ and has been properly cared for.
I have already experienced this. My newly and rarely used paella pan showed some water stains and rust spots.
Thanks to my mom who gave me these tips for caring my metal polished pans.
Anyway, I know some of you will be asking where to buy these kind of pans. I bought mine at Gourdo’s and you can check out their stores in Manila in the following branches:
Unit G Fort Entertainment Center,
Bonifacio Global City,
Taguig, Metro Manila
Upper Level R1 & R2, Promenade Mall,
Greenhills Shopping Center,
San Juan, Metro Manila
S310 3/F Glorietta 4,
Ayala Center, San Lorenzo Village
PO11-A Level P1 Trinoma,
EDSA cor. North Ave.,
Brgy. Bagong Pag-Asa, Quezon City
Space No. 102 Upper Ground Flr.,
Gateway Mall, Araneta Center
Cubao, Quezon City
Space 2093 Upper Ground Level,
Alabang Town Center,
Muntinlupa City, Metro Manila
Space 3-021 3F Greenbelt 5,
Ayala Center, Makati City,
3F 3038 Robinsons Magnolia,
|Robinsons Place Manila
2nd floor Padre Faura Wing
Robinsons Place Manila,
Pedro Gil cor. Adriatico Streets, Ermita, Manila.
Level 6 East Wing,