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deBuyer frypan interior size & height?

  • DuffyH Mar 12, 2013 08:24 PM
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I need some info from deBuyer owners. I'm looking at a 12.5" frypan in the Carbone and Mineral B lines. Finestcookware.com has the following measurements:

Mineral B - 12 1/2" exterior, 9.4" interior, no height listed
Carbone - 12 5/8" exterior, 8 7/8" interior, 1 3/4" height

I'll buy the less expensive Carbone, but not if it's got a smaller base. deBuyer doesn't list interior measurements at all, so no help there. I'm hoping some kindly hounds will measure their pans, because I trust you. I'll be your best friend and take you to the circus!

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  1. http://www.debuyer.com/product.php?id...

    The frypan height isn't listed but, it's about 1 1/2 inches on both of mine.

    The main difference is the weight (I have both). The mineral "B" are a lot heavier and heat very evenly. If you have a really even heat source, the Carbone will work well too.

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    1. re: Sid Post

      Sid, would you mind doing an internal measurement? That's where the biggest discrepancy is shown.

      <The mineral "B" are a lot heavier>
      Now that's a surprise. DB has the same weight for both, at 2.65kg.

    2. <Mineral B - 12 1/2" exterior, 9.4" interior, no height listed
      Carbone - 12 5/8" exterior, 8 7/8" interior, 1 3/4" height>

      I am surprise if the difference is true. Unfortunately, I don't have the the 12" pan. Petek has a Carbone Plus pan and I believe it is 12", so hopefully he can weight in. You can reply to him and ask him to stop by there to comment.

      "Oh well,I purchased some some regular deBuyer(12.5in and9.5in) for $50.00 less"

      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/6877...

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      1. re: Chemicalkinetics

        Aren't these actually 32 cm pans? According to the catalog, the Carbone Plus pan in that size has a helper handle. The Mineral does not.

        1. re: GH1618

          <Aren't these actually 32 cm pans?>

          Yes, they are. I'm not so concerned about the helper handle, although I won't sneer at one, for sure. I'm just thrown off by the huge difference in base size. I think that has got to be wrong.

        2. re: Chemicalkinetics

          Thanks, Chem.

        3. Here's a better description of the dimensions of the 32 cm Carbone Plus pan:

          http://mastercuisine.eu/Pans-pots-spe...

          This does not show a helper handle, as the de Buyer catalog indicates.

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          1. re: GH1618

            Thanks for the link. It shows the Carbone with a 23.5cm base, or 9.25". I'm thinking it might be a misprint by the FC website.

          2. Hey DuffyH..
            Just measured my deBuyer carbone pans for ya.
            The 12.5" pan has a base interior of 9.5"(24.13 cm) 2" height
            The 9.5 pan = 7"(17.78 cm) int and 1 3/4" height.

            Hope this helps! (no circus for me thanks..I'm scared of clowns...)

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            1. re: petek

              Thanks Petek.

              Duffy,

              Looks like the same pan from Carbone Plus is the same to Mineral B. It is possible that you were looking at two different pan models from two different lines, and that the difference is due to the difference in the pan models, not the line.

              1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                Chem,

                I think what happened is that FC pulled the interior diameter from the Carbone 30cm pan, a size that isn't available in the Mineral line.

                Now I have to go measure my SS pans to see exactly which size base I need in the CS. :)

              2. re: petek

                Thanks petek,

                < (no circus for me thanks..I'm scared of clowns...)>

                Ah, another sissy. ;)

                1. re: DuffyH

                  Clowns and Santa Claus have made thousand of babies cry every single year.

                  1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                    <Clowns and Santa Claus have made thousand of babies cry every single year.>

                    I'm scared spitless by the witch in Snow White's Scary Adventures at Disneyland. Always have been, always will be.

              3. I have the large Mineral B and those finestcookware,com measurements are right on the money...

                I really recommend the Mineral B—very, very thick and works great—makes them almost hold heat like cast iron. They can be a little temperamental about the seasoning process in terms of turning black--they don't take a hold of the seasoning coloration at first--though foods never stick in them too bad. But once (2 years of regular use or so) they do take a hold of the seasoning coloration, they do get real black real fast (even the silicone coated handles if you use them in the oven), and nothing sticks whats so ever...! And I mean eggs to potatoes to proteins—they really do become like non-stick but yet add so much more flavor!

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                1. re: toddster63

                  Thanks, toddster. I'm so happy with my Force Blue crepe pan that I ordered a Carbone crepe pan in a larger size (it finally arrived yesterday, yippee) and the Force Blue Country pan (turned out to be WAY to big for me, but my son can't wait to get his paws on it).

                  So now I'm on to fry pans, and still trying to work out which size will fit right into my happy zone. It's good to know people are so happy with their pans.

                  1. re: DuffyH

                    Yeah, those country fry pans are large... I've often thought that one of those might make a great and huge flat bottomed wok for induction or electrical coil stoves...!

                    1. re: toddster63

                      < I've often thought that one of those might make a great and huge flat bottomed wok for induction or electrical coil stoves...!>

                      toddster, that was part of my thinking when I ordered it. I have a POS smoothtop for now (induction next year), but thought it might make an excellent fryer/wok combo pan. It's just too honking big for me, though. I normally only cook for 2, so can certainly make do with a smaller pan.

                    2. re: DuffyH

                      Duffy or toddster, I would love to know the bottom measurements of the country pans, both lines, especially the 32 and 36cm. The pan I buy must fit the largest induction burner.

                      1. re: klutzygirl

                        I don't know, as I don't have the deep country fry pans—only the classic shollow fry pans. But I think the measurements are very similar, and that the Country fry pans are just deeper (taller)...?

                        1. re: klutzygirl

                          <I would love to know the bottom measurements of the country pans, both lines, especially the 32 and 36cm.>

                          Klutzygirl, The 36cm Force Blue Country pan has a 12.5" base. It will barely fit in my oven, but does, shoved in the corner. As I wrote above, my son is going to take it off my hands. Since he cooks for 6 people daily, he should have plenty of occasions to use it. I don't know how many other pans he'll be able to fit on the stove, though. :)

                          1. re: klutzygirl

                            I am also looking at the country pan in 32 (mineral b) and I got an interior measurement from a store which is 9" with a 4" side.

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                        1. Don't know if the proportions are consistent, but I have one that I thought was au Carbone, very heavy, about 3mm thick. It is 14" across, 10 1/2" at the base, and 2 3/8" deep from counter to top, so deduct the thickness.

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                          1. re: tim irvine

                            Thanks, Tim, that helps. Doesn't help me make a decision, but I'm thinking I can live with a 9" wide base.