This versatile, chef-approved casserole took my paella from good to great, and it’s 20% off before Black Friday

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Paella is one of my all time favorite meals to cook at home. I appreciate the time it takes to finely chop onions, peppers, tomatoes and heaps of parsley, and savor the moment when I carefully tuck my clams and mussels in the bed of rice that lines my frying pan. This pan was a large deep skillet it basically did the job, but I was never able to replicate the crispy, outrageously flavorful socarrat (the crunchy, salty, herbed rice at the bottom of the pan) I’ve had in Spanish restaurants.

Everything changed once I got my hands on a sample of the Made In blue carbon steel paella pan. This fully seasoned, naturally nonstick pan has a wide, flat 13-inch bottom that conducts heat quickly and evenly to turn my paella rice from passable to exceptional.



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To buy: Made In Blue Carbon Steel Paella Pan, $79 (originally $99) at madeincookware.com

Instead of steaming among the seafood and vegetables in the dish, the “heat-loving” carbon steel can withstand temperatures up to 1200 degrees Fahrenheit, ensuring that moisture on the bottom of the pan evaporates so that the rice can crisp on one side while remaining soft on the other. This creates the ultimate textural experience and infuses the rice with a smoky, charred flavor that anyone who has had a perfect paella knows is essential to the full recipe experience.

Typically, the Paella Pan is already $99, but it’s currently 20% off for the week of Black Friday, bringing the price down to an even more mouth-watering $79.

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Made In kitchen utensils is a favorite among celebrity chefs like Tom Colicchio, Nancy Silverton and Brooke Williamson, so my expectations were already high before I even tested the pan for myself.

The brand and this particular pan is also a favorite of Made In customers. Among its 670 reviews and an average rating of 4.8 stars, buyers say the pan is “premium cookware” and that it produces a “perfectly cooked” paella. Many mention using it for other dishes, like baked mac and cheese and pizza, and call it a versatile pan that’s not limited to special occasions for paella night. Additionally, many buyers have noted how easy the pan is to clean, which is an added bonus no matter what you decide to cook in it.

Allow your paella-loving household to experience the dish at its best by adding the Made In blue carbon steel paella pan to your cookware collection while there’s still 20% off for Black Friday today.

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