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Overall User Rating from 6 reviews

  • Ideal for browning and cooking meats
  • Made of high quality stainless steel
  • Riveted-on handle ensures longevity and a secure connection
  • Aluminum-clad bottom provides quick and even frying
  • Perfect for low to medium volume kitchens

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Enjoy perfectly fried meals with this Vollrath Optio 3812 12 1/2" natural finish fry pan!

Perfect for frying, searing, browning, and sauteing, the economical Vollrath Optio 3812 12 1/2" stainless steel fry pan ensures easier cooking and quicker cleanup. Boasting an induction ready construction, this pan is capable of being used on an induction range or burner for more cooking options.

  • NSF Listed

    NSF Listed

    This item meets the standards imposed by NSF International, which focuses on public safety, health, and the environment.

  • Induction Ready

    Induction Ready

    This item is compatible for use in induction cooking.

Aluminum Clad Bottom

Made from high quality stainless steel, this fry pan will not pit, discolor, or carry flavors so your food always turns out tasting as it should. The aluminum clad bottom makes this pan great for any chef since its design heats both quickly and evenly for consistent cooking.

Natural Finish

Boasting a smooth surface, this fry pan provides a uniform cooking surface for all of your meals. This makes it much easier to cook foods to specific temperatures in order to satisfy your customers preferences.

Riveted-On Handle

The riveted handle is securely attached to ensure a very rigid connection between handle and vessel and even has a lifetime warranty, guaranteeing longevity.

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What's the difference between a riveted and a welded handle?
A riveted handle is connected by small metal pieces (called rivets) that are crushed between the handle and the pan body to attach them together. This type of handle is more common on copper and aluminum cookware.

For a handle to be welded, the metal must first be melted and then adhered to the pan body. This creates a strong bond that leaves little to no space in between, so bacteria and other food crumbs can’t collect and cause sanitation issues. Both are long lasting solutions for fry and sauce pan handles because they are durable and can withstand heat.

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Top Diameter 12 1/2 Inches 12 Inches 12 Inches 12 Inches 12 Inches 12 Inches 12 Inches
Coated Handle - - - - - Yes Yes
Gauge 21 Gauge 10 Gauge 10 Gauge 20 Gauge 20 Gauge - -
Handle Type Welded Riveted Riveted Welded Riveted Riveted Riveted
Induction Ready Yes - - Yes Yes - -
Material Aluminum / Stainless Steel Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum / Stainless Steel Aluminum / Stainless Steel Aluminum Aluminum / Stainless Steel
Non-Stick - - Yes - Yes Yes -
NSF Listed Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Shape Round Round Round Round Round Round Round
Usage Mid Level Entry Level Entry Level Mid Level Mid Level High End High End
Overall Dimensions:
  • Top Diameter: 12 1/2 Inches
  • Bottom Diameter: 10 7/8 Inches
  • Height: 2 1/4 Inches
  • Gauge: 21 Gauge
Warranty Warranty Vollrath's Cookware Care

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RESIDENTIAL USERS: Vendor assumes no liability for parts or labor coverage for component failure or other damages resulting from installation in non-commercial or residential applications. The right is reserved to deny shipment for residential usage; if this occurs, you will be notified as soon as possible.

Customer Reviews

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    Vollrath 3812 Optio 12 1/2" Natural Finish Fry Pan

    5.0 stars from 6 reviews


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    pan great heat hot nicely fry handle heavy high kitchen

    This is a big ole, honkin fry pan that's built to last and performs like a boss in the kitchen. Use it heavily for larger batches of pan frying.

    from Mike's Mindful Plate Posted on

    Heat conduction is amazing on this pan. If you want to do high heat pan searing without worrying about ruining non-stick surface - this is the product to get at a fraction of cost of most other similar products on the market. I've been using my pan for about 2 years and love it. It does not look nice a shiny any more (I work it hard), but functionally it's like the day it was bought. Cleaning can be a chore sometimes, but if you soak it a little bit this is not a problem any more.

    from ifoodblogger.com Posted on

    Pan seared meat sticks on Vollrath Fry Pan

    It's a rather heavy pan for this size but it does conduct heat very well with no hot spots. The handle doesn't get too hot. I highly recommend it.

    Posted on

    Cooking a steak on high heat.

    A great stainless steel pan for half the price. Very durable and resists warping really well. All around a great buy for any kitchen on a budget.

    Posted on

    This is a great all-purpose saute pan. I utilize it for gluten-free cooking because it can be easily cleaned and sanitized, and doesn't scratch like teflon. The only down-side is that it is rather heavy, so I have to use two hands to lift it. It is quite sturdy and seems to be a good long-term option. Great pan for the price.

    Posted on

    I like how inexpensive, but high quality this fry pan is. The handle hasn't gotten too hot for me to touch, and it hangs nicely from the pot rack.

    from Wears Valley Ranch Posted on

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