Paella pans are made up of traditional materials such as carbon steels. If at any given time you own a nonstick or an enameled paella pan, then there is no reason for you to season it. If you happen to own a carbon steel, you will be required to season it so as it is in a position to cook your food properly. You can do this either on the stove top or in the oven. The moment you are done with seasoning, you will need to offer a routine maintenance to the pan each time you use it. This way, it will be able to last for some good years.
There are various things you will need so as to season your paella pan and they include cooking oil made of canola or peanut, potholders and paper towels. There are two methods where you can choose from so as to season your paella pan.
Under this method, there is a procedure that you have to follow.
◾Wash your paella pan and try it. If your pan is still new, then you will have to place it on the stovetop as you fill it with water. Ensure that you boil the water for nearly ten minutes so as to remove any dust, glue residue or any manufacturing oils from the pan.
◾Ensure that you preheat your oven to almost 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
◾Ensure that a thick layer of cooking oil is applied to both outside and inside surfaces of your paella pan.
◾Place your pan into the oven, then cook for almost 30 to 35 minutes or even wait till the pan gets the golden color.
◾Use potholders to remove the pan from the oven and permit it to cool down before you use it.
It also has a procedure which you are required to follow step by step.
◾Wash and at the same time dry the paella pan by using a heavy coating of your cooking oil.
◾Use the same cooking oil which has a heavy coating to wipe the inside of your paella pan.
◾Turn the heat to a medium level after you have placed the pan on the stovetop.
◾By using potholders, turn the paella pan that is on the stovetop till the golden color is consistent all over.
◾Then remove the paella pan from the stove top and then permit it to cool down before using.
There are various warnings and facts that you have to bear in mind. These include:
◾After washing, ensure that you apply a thin coat of cooking oil to the paella pan. This will help to protect it from rusting.
◾If at all foods begin sticking to the pan, you will be required to re-season your pan.