About this product
The minimalist's dream: an all-in-one set that combines the best qualities of various cooking materials. The Kitchen Essential Cookware 5-piece Starter Set consists of a Mineral B PRO Carbon Steel Fry Pan, CHOC EXTREME Nonstick Deep Sauté Pan, AFFINITY 5-ply Stainless Steel Saucepan, 1 glass lid, and one stainless steel lid.
The Cookware Set includes:
- 1 x MINERAL B PRO Carbon Steel Fry Pan 11"
- 1 x CHOC EXTREME Nonstick Deep Sauté Pan with Assorted Lid 11"
- 1 x AFFINITY 5-ply Stainless Steel Saucepan with Lid 8"
The minimalist's dream: an all-in-one set that combines the best qualities of various cooking materials. The Kitchen Essential Cookware 5-piece Starter Set consists of a Mineral B PRO Carbon Steel Fry Pan, CHOC EXTREME Nonstick Deep Sauté Pan, AFFINITY 5-ply Stainless Steel Saucepan, 1 glass lid, and one stainless steel lid. The carbon steel fry pan offers a naturally nonstick surface and can handle high heat for searing, sautéing, and more. The nonstick deep sauté pan offers a super smooth nonstick surface that is free of PFOS and PFOA that makes for quick and easy clean-up and high sides that make stirring, frying, and boiling easy. The stainless steel saucepan offers excellent temperature control and is non-reactive to acidity or any other ingredients, so it can do it all.
MINERAL B PRO: Carbon Steel
CHOC EXTREME: Nonstick Cast Aluminum
AFFINITY: 5-ply Constructed Stainless Steel
The Cookware Set includes:
1 x 3.6QT; Diam. 8" Stainless Steel Saucepan with Lid
1 x 3.6QT; Diam. 11" Nonstick Deep Sauté Pan
1 x Diam. 11" Glass Lid with Stainless Steel Knob
1 x 11" Carbon Steel Fry Pan
ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONMADE IN FRANCE
Seasoning Required: NO
Oven Safe: YES
Heat Source: Gas, Induction, Electric
What is the difference between Alchimy and Affinity, aren’t they both stainless steel?
Yes, both the Alchimy and Affinity lines are stainless steel cookware, but there are 2 main differences between the two. First, they are aesthetically different with Alchimy featuring a unique brushed exterior, while Affinity features the classic polished stainless steel exterior. The second (and biggest) difference is the construction. The Alchimy line features a 3-ply construction of 18/10 stainless steel, a heat conductive aluminum middle layer, and a durable and induction-compatible exterior, while the Affinity collections features a 5-ply construction made up of 3 layers of conductive aluminum sandwiched 2 layers of high-quality stainless steel, also induction-compatible.
How does multi-layer differ from an aluminum encapsulated base?
Stainless steel cookware with an aluminum encapsulated base conducts heat only throughout the bottom base of the utensil. With the Alchimy and Affinity collections, the multi-layer technology extend throughout the base as well as up the sides of the utensil, allowing for better heat conductivity and circulation, cutting down your cooking times and making your time in the kitchen even more efficient.
How do I keep my cookware looking clean and like-new
Cleaning your stainless steel cookware is easy – to start, our Alchimy and Affinity lines are dishwasher safe, although we recommend handwashing with dish soap and hot water as much as possible to preserve the like-new quality of your stainless steel cookware. Continuous use of the dishwasher can lead to potential alterations of the material due to extreme heat and harsh detergents. To remove any stuck or burnt-on food, you can soak the utensil in hot, soapy water and scrub it off with a kitchen sponge. For stubborn messes, you can boil some water and scrape off any stuck-on bits.
To keep your Alchimy and Affinity cookware looking like-new you can use a non-abrasive cleaner, like Bon Ami or Bar Keepers Friend for stubborn stains. To restore the shine, you can also rub it gently with some white vinegar and water.
Does stainless steel cookware have nonstick properties?
Depending on what you are cooking, food may stick to your stainless steel cookware if the temperature is either too hot or too cold, but when used correctly, stainless steel cookware will be your favorite in the kitchen. It might take some trial and error to figure out what works with your cooking style, but a good tip is to always pre-heat your pan.
Are de Buyer Mineral B pans made in France?
Yes, all our Mineral B pans are made in France, in our own factory located in the beautiful region of Vosges. The de Buyer factory has been in operation since 1830, and mixes tradition and state-of-the art technology.
Does my Mineral B come seasoned?
Your Mineral B comes with a beeswax finish to protect it against oxidation, but it is not seasoned when you buy it. Seasoning is part of the carbon steel experience, and we let you enjoy it! Follow our instructions for a hassle-free seasoning.
What is the best oil to season a carbon steel pan?
There are many different oils to use and ways to season a pan, but for optimum results we recommend using an oil with a high smoking point such as grapeseed, peanut, canola, sunflower, or avocado oil.
How can I clean my pan? Can I use soap?
Deglaze the pan when it’s still hot to remove the built-in bits and pieces. Avoid using soap. Hand wash only, do not put your carbon steel pan in the dishwasher.
When and how do I re-season my pan?
You may need to re-season your pan if you scrap the initial seasoning by using harsh detergent when washing it and/or by cooking acidic food in the pan. Re-seasoning a pan is virtually the same process as seasoning it to begin with. Depending on the shape that your pan is in, you might need to deep clean it before trying to re-season. You can then follow our seasoning instructions.
Do carbon steel pans rust?
Unfortunately, due to the laws of nature, rust can occasionally appear on your carbon steel pans. To prevent rusting, wipe your pan down with a small amount of oil and store in a dry place. Limit acid use and build a strong patina on your pan. If rust does build, we recommend using a rust cleaner and a non-abrasive scrub brush to remove it, and then clean it and rebuild your patina.
Can my Mineral B pan go in the oven?
Only the Mineral B pans that feature a cast stainless steel handle are considered oven-safe: Mineral B PRO Fry Pan, Mineral B PRO Country Fry Pan, Mineral B Country Fry Pan with 2 handles, Mineral B Paella Pan, Mineral B Griddle, Mineral B Oval Roasting Pan. All our Mineral B fry pans can resist up to 10 minutes at 400F.
Can I use a lid on my Mineral B pan?
We don’t recommend using lids with Mineral B Pans, the lid will steam and give the food a metallic taste.
How does the handle sustain heat?
When used on the stove, the Mineral B ‘French handle’ is conceived to stay cool. In addition, its arch and its length allow you to keep your hand away from the heat. If you want to take extra precautions, you can use a de Buyer sleeve.
Why is my pan convex?
The pan is slightly convex to make sure the pan is not spinning on a flat surface. How can I avoid the pan from warping on induction or glass burner? Make sure the cooking surface is matching the size of the eye/ring or coil of the burner. Raise the temperature gradually.
Use & Care
•Wash with soap and hot water before first use •Dishwasher Safe •Handle with care after long cooking times or oven use as the metal will get hot •Oven Safe •Suitable for all heating sources, including induction
Shipping & Returns
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The de Buyer guarantee
Since 1830, every de Buyer utensil has been conceived and designed in France following the most stringent quality requirements. The majority of our products, and specifically our cookware, are engineered and manufactured in our factory in France. The few exceptions are products, such as some silicone and bakeware utensils, that use manufacturing processes that cannot be sourced in France. Such partners, wherever they are in the world, are always selected according to our high standards of quality and integrity.
We believe in producing and offering our customers the
highest quality products across all of our product lines, following responsible manufacturing processes. Our commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility has been recognized as Exemplary by AFNOR, and we strongly
believe in integrating social and environmental practices into every aspect of creating high quality cookware and bakeware.
From the Chefs we partner with to the individuals working at all levels of our company, everyone involved in making a de Buyer product is inhabited by the same passion: allowing passionate cooks and bakers like you to thrive in the kitchen.
The "Corporate Social Responsibility” (CSR) commitment label that we received in 2018 is the recognition of our efforts in fields like environmental protection and workplace safety and inclusivity, whether internally or among our partners. de Buyer is the first and only French company in the culinary industry to receive this label.
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Founded in 1830 in the Vosges region
in France, this is where every de Buyer utensil is conceived, engineered, and
manufactured. Using the most advanced materials and cutting-edge innovations,
our cooking, pastry, and slicing utensils are made to put a smile on every
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