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  • Classic French style
  • Carbon steel conducts heat quickly and evenly
  • Welded handle allows for a perfectly smooth interior
  • Wide, flat bottom for a large cooking surface
  • Hanging hole for easy storage
  • Induction ready
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Cook up all your customers' favorites with the Vollrath 58930 12 1/2" carbon steel fry pan.

This carbon steel fry pan is perfect for frying, sauteing, searing, scrambling, and more! Carbon steel is an excellent conductor of heat, making it a favorite for high temperature cooking. Once seasoned, this French style fry pan distributes heat evenly for a fast, uniform cook. It's ideal for any commercial kitchen!

  • Induction Ready

    Induction Ready

    This item is compatible for use in induction cooking.

  • Made in America

    Made in America

    This item was made in the United States of America.

  • Oven Safe

    Oven Safe

    This item can withstand high heat applications and is safe for oven use in food service.

Classic French Style

This French style pan features tall curved side walls that are designed for easy stirring and sliding food out for plating, while also helping to prevent steam from forming inside the pan. Additionally, its wide, flat bottom offers an ample cooking area to increase efficiency and output.

Welded Handle

The durable, permanently welded handle allows for a perfectly smooth interior.

Hanging Hole

A convenient hanging hole at the end of the handle allows for easy storage in your kitchen.

Customer Q&AAsk a Question

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.
How is top diameter measured in frying pans, and how accurate is this measurement?
The top diameter is the measurement across the frying pan from the interior of one side of the rim to the other. These dimensions are a close approximation as many frying pans have a curved upper rim, which makes precise measurement difficult. The standard naming is by top diameter, so although multiple brands have a 10” frying pan, there will likely be a small variation between each brand’s 10” pan.
My item arrived coated with a thin layer of oil. What is this oil for, and is it ready for immediate use?
Some carbon steel pans and woks are shipped with a protective oil coating from the factory to prevent them from rusting before their first use. They must be thoroughly washed with warm soapy water to remove all traces of the oil, and then properly seasoned before use.

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Overall Dimensions:
  • Top Diameter:12 1/2 Inches
  • Bottom Diameter:9 1/4 Inches
  • Length:23 1/4 Inches
  • Height:2 1/8 Inches
  • Gauge:16 Gauge

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Warranty Info

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. Your warranty will be voided if installed in non-commercial or residential applications.

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4.3 stars from 20 reviews


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Customer Reviews

1 out of 1 found this review helpful

Initial take: The pan arrived well packaged. The handle (as other reviews point out) does seem too long, although I knew that going in and wouldn't detract for it. It was well oiled from the factory to prevent rust and zero rust was present. So far the pan felt like a great bargain for the price compared to some of the higher priced carbon steel brands. I washed the pan thoroughly and proceeded to season it per the instructions on the Vollrath website. After warming the pan and applying oil I slowly started raising the temp, however the pan almost instantly warped very badly. One side of the pan was almost 1" higher than the other. I turned off the heat and allowed the pan to cool. Some of the warping went away, however the pan is still nowhere near flat. Obviously, this resulted in the 1 star review. At this price, it is not worth the hassle to return it. It went in the trash before ever cooking anything.

Jonathan B. on 02/01/2021

Thank you for your review, Jonathan! We are sorry this Vollrath 58930 French Style 12 1/2 inch Carbon Steel Fry Pan has not worked well for you. A Customer Solutions Representative will contact you soon!

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1 out of 1 found this review helpful

Material and construction quality are good. Handle is sturdily connected to the pan. Handle is awkwardly long and sticks off the pan at a weird angle. The pan is also a little deep which can make turning certain items a little difficult. Good overall pan.

Ryan E. on 02/11/2016
1 out of 1 found this review helpful

Over all good pan, but warped slightly in the center during seasoning, may be just uneven heat versus uneven thickness. Virtually non stick after the seasoning, and clean up is easy and quick.

Feliks S. on 09/09/2013

Thanks for reviewing this item! It is hard to determine why the pan warped. A Customer Solutions Representative will be in contact about the pan. Before seasoning, be sure to consult the Seasoning Instructions document.

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1 out of 1 found this review helpful

I love Volrath carbon steel pans. They are the work horses of my kitchen. Virtually indestructable, and once seasoned, as non stick as teflon. Seasoning is a breeze.

Kevin L. from The Beach House on 07/24/2013
1 out of 1 found this review helpful

Once properly seasoned these pans will last a lifetime! Quickly heats up and stays hot! Also great for induction top burners! Nicely stacks on top of each other!!!

Eric K. on 06/19/2012

I have become a big fan of carbon steel. This has replaced cast iron for most tasks. They seasoned well. Love welded handle instead of riveted. Makes cleanup easier.

Richard R. on 02/24/2022

Positives: Lighter weight/thinner gauge steel (better for tossing) and half the price compared to Matfer Bourgeat (also sold here) and the other brands that are made overseas. Also, my example has a flat bottom. It also fits on a large residential burner. Negatives: The handle had some rough and sharp edges along the sides of the grip that required smoothing out before seasoning (I used 400 grit sandpaper, but a green scotch-brite pad would work too). Also when you looked closely where the handle meets the pan, you could see the handle wasn't welded on perfectly straight, leaning ever so slightly (barely) towards the left, but without looking closely it isn't noticeable, and so far doesn't seem to affect the usage. Overall: It's a good budget alternative compared to the more expensive fancy brands, and better for tossing, but it lacks some of the quality.

Josh A. on 01/20/2021

Warped Bottom; Still a Favorite Pan... Love this pan. Perfect slope for tossing a saute. Large enough bottom for a couple steaks. Super hot fast for a great sear. Long handle stays cool so no pot holder required. Easy to season. Easy to clean. Perfect. Except the bottom warped during seasoning and subsequently worsened with use. Still a good pan, but not as stable on the range top as one would like. Please tell me I don't have to buy a pan the name of which I cannot pronounce in order to get a flat bottom....

Stephen E. on 04/24/2020

As with all carbon pan, you will need to season it first before using and it'll become non stick, i like the high sides of these pan

Albert M. on 12/26/2019

I ordered the Vollrath Carbon steel pan not knowing how it would work out but I was really amazed. The pan is nice and sturdy. The handle is long and at a very high angle. Unlike other peoples review, the handle lenglt and weigh did not tip my pan over. It was well balanced.

Der C. from Barbecue Works on 08/25/2019

Where was this pan all my life! I like simple, robust stuff. Stuff that lasts. This pan is amazing, it has good balance and right amount of weight to it. This can be a great gift so anyone who likes to cook.

Bhavin D. on 08/20/2018

Similar to another review, the pan came warped in the center. It also has a large handle which adds weight to it. The weight seems to add to the problem of not sitting flat on the cooktop. Gas ranges would likely not matter but I’m using induction and of course, it must be flat. See photo.

Brent S. on 02/10/2018

Thank you for your feedback! We are sorry your Vollrath 58930 Carbon Steel Fry Pan 12 1/2 inch - French Style was defective. A Customer Solutions Representative has added a credit to your account for the defective pan.

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Great pan. Very high quality for the price. You can't cook everything in it (no acidic foods) but is great for high fat searing and sauteing. I pick out recipes just so I can use this pan. Still building up the seasoning but its getting blacker and blacker. Still not sure about seasoning the bottom?

Frank C. on 01/17/2018

The Vollrath Carbon Steel Fry Pan 12 1/2” - French Style is a great quality Fry Pan. The handle is firmly attached and it doesn’t get too hot. It is very sturdy and it heats evenly. It is great for residential and commercial use.

Abby G. on 12/15/2017

I use this at home but it is used at least twice a day. I can't believe I spent all the money on other pans. This carbon steel is fantastic. Yes it did take some work to season but now completely non-stick, great even heat distribution and at such a low cost.

David C. on 09/28/2017

Great medium size pan that will hold up to a gas range, have not used it on electric. Does just fine going in and out of ovens and cleans up really easy.

Lester J. from Concepts In Catering LLC on 09/23/2017

Every kitchen should have a few carbon steel pans. They are light weight, built to last,easy to clean and very affordable. I'll be buying more of f these

Chris I. from Breton Bay Recreation, Inc on 05/08/2017

I really like this pan. Took awhile to season it and i wont be using flaxseed oil as ive seen on some videos..since this smelled up my house like fish. The pan is very strong and well built.

Alan Y. on 11/24/2016

I love French style fry pans. We have been using Vollrath line of cookware in our catering business for sometime now. It's a small expense for a quality pan

Rebecca W. from Daily Grind on 09/28/2016

All carbon steel pans seem to have that “lifted” handle. My best guess is that it may help with heat dispersion. Today, I only cook with carbon steel and cast iron (my wife still likes the coated stuff). In a month, the folks where I live are gonna have a block type yard sale; I plan to get rid of a ton of All-Clad, Calphalon, etc. that I no longer use. Vollrath makes good products that are made to last a lifetime. FWIW, I think Vollrath is one of the very best I have used. TC

Tim C. from Tim Cogswell Hospitality on 04/12/2016

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