The iconic French kitchenware maker, de Buyer, has done it again with their Mineral B Element pans. These iron beauties are our absolute favorite pans due to their quality, performance and perfect Lyonnaise style, which allows for easy transfer of food to plate – in a slide and snap. But, the most exciting feature here is the organic non-stick coating that keeps your food from getting stuck at high temperatures, yet keeps your body safe from harmful chemicals found in other non-stick coatings of competing brands.
Cooking with de Buyer products is a dream, but cooking with the Mineral B Element iron pans takes it to an entirely different level. Using these in the kitchen for any professional or novice, is easy and fun. The pans themselves are solid, heavy and durable – not usual in today’s world. But, de Buyer sticks to tradition and only enhances what has already worked for them for decades.
The beauty of the beeswax here is that they protect the pan from rust during transport, but it must be removed before first use. The pan is then seasoned with vegetable oil, prepping it for use. When the pan is heated evenly from below, your food – whether something delicate like a filet of salmon, or something quick cooking, like eggs, is protected. Cooking is even and the food doesn’t lose any body or weight by sticking to its surface. The pan itself operates as a tool and doesn’t interfere with the final product that is served.
The varied pan shapes, whether a simple fry pan, wok-style pan or small fry pan maintains a purpose and does its job well.
In experimentation, we cooked everything from fish to crepes on the de Buyer Mineral B Element pans. Each dish turned-out flawlessly.
And, like a good friend in the kitchen, your relationship with these pans will be tested over time. The pans will grow with you, darken, blacken and become treasures of memories of the love and energy you put into the food you cook to serve yourself or your loved ones. The blacker they get, the less they stick. The de Buyer Mineral B Element pans are the only pans worth having for not just the quality of your food, but for your health and wellness.