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De Buyer Mineral B Pans

AaronE Nov 2, 2013 12:59 AM

Spent a significant part of the past 24 hours on this site researching carbon steel pans. I use a cast iron skillet a lot, and love my CS wok, but hadn't yet purchased a CS pan. De Buyer's Mineral Bs sounded great (decent company that made the mandolin I've used for ~10 years), so I started shopping around, which brings me to the purpose of this post. Found that for the next week BestBuy is offering these pans at 50% off (and prices are good to begin with). I'm in Canada (free shipping here), and not sure whether they'll ship to US, but figured I'd share. Just go to http://www.BestBuy.ca and search for De Buyer. Picked up the 12.5" and 10" for around 40 and 30 bucks respectively (price was so good I had to get two!). Description calls the pans "non-stick" but details, photo, and prod. number all seem to be correct. Sale only on for a few more days, so hopefully some people can take advantage.

  1. Caroline1 Nov 2, 2013 01:07 PM

    Thanks for posting this. I love De Buyer Mineral B, so I rushed to the website. I could find NO information about shipping to the U.S.! So I checked out Best Buy U.S., and the only "De Buyer" their search engine pulled up was for De Buyer mandolins. What? And give up my Benriner??? Anyway, thank you for your thoughtfulness. It's much appreciated by at least one person here.... Me! Thank you!

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    1. re: Caroline1
      Sid Post Nov 2, 2013 03:06 PM

      There website does not support a USA shipment. :-(

      1. re: Sid Post
        la2tokyo Nov 2, 2013 04:52 PM

        Noooooo! I am about to buy a dozen of these pans (I'm in California) and I haven't seen a price even close to this.

    2. petek Nov 3, 2013 04:32 AM

      Future Shop.ca(same company ,right?) also carries DeBuyer,not sure if the prices are the same...

      Even though I already have 2 pans,I just placed an order for 2 more(11" and 8")$67.00 + free shipping..how could I resist? :)

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      1. re: petek
        AaronE Nov 3, 2013 04:42 AM

        I noticed that... in fact, the online landing page (and search pages) and sale are exactly the same. Don't know if they're the same company or if they've just outsourced all their exclusively online business. Convinced a friend (who was wanting a CI skillet) to pick up a couple... can always find CI used or on sale, but this deal was too good to pass up. My CI is great, but too heavy and too much specific heat capacity to make a good omelette, scrambled eggs, etc.

        1. re: AaronE
          petek Nov 3, 2013 04:50 AM

          Thanks for the heads up! This is truly a great deal for these pans..you're gonna love em!

        2. re: petek
          Sid Post Nov 3, 2013 10:49 AM

          Does futureshop.ca offer international shipping?

          At this time, we only ship online orders within Canada. But for your convenience, we deliver anywhere in Canada.

          1. re: Sid Post
            petek Nov 3, 2013 10:59 AM

            The pans weigh a ton so "international" shipping would probably cost mucho $$$$.

            Sometimes it pays to live in Canada eh :D
            That's why I bought 2 more...

            1. re: petek
              Sid Post Nov 3, 2013 11:19 AM

              I can get 5 2mm thick copper pans shipped to the USA from France for $82. Surely, the Canadian postal system isn't that expensive.

              1. re: Sid Post
                petek Nov 3, 2013 11:27 AM

                Future Shop is pretty much the same as Best Buy up here. The sale ends today,but you might want to shoot head office an email(both best buy and Future Shop) and ask why they don't ship internationally. Maybe it's a Canada U.S "customs" thing.

                1. re: petek
                  Sid Post Nov 3, 2013 11:41 AM

                  I was told Canada Post does not allow shipments to the USA.

                  1. re: Sid Post
                    petek Nov 3, 2013 12:00 PM

                    That's strange..
                    I have the same problem with a particular brand of shaving cream that's only sold in the U.S. I have to have my niece bring it to me when she visits from San Diego.

                    1. re: Sid Post
                      Caroline1 Nov 3, 2013 12:28 PM

                      Well, if the Canadian Postal Service does not allow Best Buy to ship to the U.S., then WHY doesn't Best Buy offer these same De Buyer pans on the U.S. websites? It's not like De Buyer is a native North American brand manufactured in EITHER country! Ticks me off...!!!

          2. TeRReT Nov 5, 2013 09:02 PM

            Thanks for the heads up, grabbed a pan today, unfortunately I won't get to use it until I either go back to Canada or until my parents come visit me.

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            1. re: TeRReT
              Chemicalkinetics Nov 5, 2013 10:29 PM

              When will you be going back to Canada?

              1. re: Chemicalkinetics
                Caroline1 Nov 5, 2013 10:49 PM

                Yeah! And how would you like to make a little pocket money smuggling some back across the border for those of us with the wrong zip codes????? '-)

                1. re: Caroline1
                  TeRReT Nov 6, 2013 01:06 AM

                  My zip code is very different than yours unless you will be in Japan soon :p

                  1. re: TeRReT
                    Caroline1 Nov 6, 2013 02:31 AM

                    Rats! Foiled again!!! <sigh> It was a good thought while it lasted... '-)

                    But wait a minute.... In Japan, you can buy induction ranges that work with COPPER POTS...!!!! hmmmm.... Unfortunately that won't work either. The Japanese government has export restrictions on those puppies that make this grown woman cry!

                2. re: Chemicalkinetics
                  TeRReT Nov 6, 2013 01:07 AM

                  I just was back in October so not for a year, but bmy parents will come in may

                  1. re: TeRReT
                    Chemicalkinetics Nov 6, 2013 06:20 AM

                    Will be back-back for good? Or more like back to visit?

                    By the way, are you official a Japanese cuisine chef or an Italian chef in Japan? I thought at one point that you were working or trying to work at a Japanese restaurant. Finally, did you get any new knife since we last talked? (6 months or so). I think you said that you wanted to visit one of the famous knife makers. Takeda?

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