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What size Paella for LBGE?

What size Paella do you have?    I want to get a 15" but I think the handles will have to sit between the felt when the lid is closed.  Does anyone do that?  Does it retain heat still, given the small crack?

Thanks in advance!
Flowery Branch, GA  LBGE


  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,495

    The Typhoon 15 1/2 inch is about the biggest you'll fit.


    Caledon, ON


  • Richard FlRichard Fl Posts: 7,937
    edited April 2013
    I use a 16 1/2 " handle to handle Copco.  It has been in the house since '81 and no longer produced, but available on eBay for around $60.  Heavy duty cast iron with enamel surface.  Cooks enough for 8-10 depending on sides. .
  • jfm0830jfm0830 Posts: 968
    edited April 2013
    I have a 16" paella pan which I already owned when I bought my LBGE. It just fits when set on the spider so that the handles land in the seam for the gasket. They actually aren't on the gasket itself, but the 1/8" or so of ceramic that shows on the inside of the gasket. So basically I have ceramic with my handle sitting on top of it and then the upper lids ceramic on top. The gasket is just outside the handle that's why the lid can close almost all the way because the handle is actually just inside of the gasket The lid closes about almost all of the way, there is a slight crack left at the front under the handle. If I was getting a new pan, I would probably get a 15" or 14" model. My 16" paella pan was listed as serving 6, but it easily serves eight with some leftovers in my real world experience.

    3 LBGE & More Eggcessories than I care to think about.
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