Ruffoni Copper Risotto Pot with Wooden Spoon

Ruffoni Copper Risotto PanMade in Italy, by Ruffoni, this exquisite Copper Risotto Pan has been hand hammered into the perfect shape for making risotto.

Evaporation is encouraged by the low sides of the pot and the wide surface helps the liquid to be absorbed. There is a wooden risotto spoon included that has a hole in the center so that as you stir the risotto the liquid is absorbed into the rice.

The Ruffoni Risotto Pan  is made from copper which is an excellent heat conductor and the tin lined interior will not react with the food.

Once the risotto is cooked you can carry it to the table in this beautiful pan by hooking up the removable cast iron, stay cool handle.

The Ruffoni copper risotto pot has a 16 cup capacity and measures 10 !/4″” diameter  and 2-7/8 inches high.

You will find that this is large enough to cook up a meal for a large group as it holds a generous 3 quarts.

But don’t limit yourself to only making  tasty risotto in this beautiful pan, you can also whip up other yummy meals as the Ruffoni risotto pan can be safely used on both the cooktop and in the oven.

This is a beautiful pan that will not only enhance your cooking experience but will make a lovely addition to your kitchen, more so as the gleaming copper develops the patina that age brings.

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Myson Copper Cataplana

myson-copper-cataplanaThe Cataplana is as typically Portuguese as paella and tapas are identified with Spain and just as the Tagine applies to both the cookware and the recipe that is cooked in it, so to is the Cataplana the name of a Portuguese container and the name of the dish that is prepared in it.

Cataplana is a stew of clams, pork, vegetables and spices steamed in a handmade, airtight copper pot that has a broad domed shape resembling two woks hinged together and it is usually made from copper.

The Cataplana works similar to a modern day pressure cooker.  So you simply place the food in the bottom half of the pan and then close the hinged lid and let the ingredients simmer together to let the flavors develop.

Myson Corporation is a family owned and operated Cookware Company founded in 1982. In early 2004, they became the exclusive distributor for a Spanish Company who manufactured high quality Paella Pans. They decided to look for unique  Spanish and Portuguese cookware

The Copper Cataplana is manufactured in Portugal and distributed by Myson Corporation, a family business founded in 1982 as a distribution company. The growing popularity of tapas bars in 2003 led Myson to begin importing Spanish and Portuguese cookware.  After all, they reasoned,  who better to make a product to suit a particular style of cooking than the people who prepare that food as part of their everyday life.

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Ruffoni Classici Stockpot – Saute Pan Combo – Copper Cookware

ruffoni-classici-stockpot-saute-pan-comboCopper cookware is a favorite of mine, even though it requires a little work to keep it pristine looking. Generally you can clean the outside with a copper cleaner. Never use an abrasive. You can also  rub the exterior with a cloth that has been moistened with salt and vinegar or salt and lemon juice to clean it.

Ruffoni have an excellent range of copper cookware that is very elegant as well as practical.

Take this Stockpot – Saute pan combination. How innovative is that!!

You have the convenience of your stockpot for all your boiling, simmering, blanching and steaming requirements and it is just right for making soups and stews. Plus you have your saute pan for searing, and of course to saute.

The Ruffoni Classici line of cookware is made has a 1.5mm to 2.5mm thickness of copper and the handles are made from cast brass or forged iron.

The Ruffoni Classici Stockpot/Saute Pan Combo is a two handled pot that measure 8 3/4 inches and is about the same in diameter as it is in height.

Things to remember when cooking with copper cookware:

If you have a new pan, then before you use it for the first time you should add some water to the pan and bring it to the boil, once it is boiling add some aromatic herbs such as rosemary, sage or bay leaf or you can  even just use some green vegetables.

Maintaining the durability of the tin lining:

  • Never heat the pan empty, always ensure there is a small amount of liquid or fat in the pan before putting it over the flame or heat source.
  • Never let the pan boil or go dry so don’t have the flame too high.
  • Use silicone, wood or plastic utensils for stirring or mixing. Metal will scratch the tin lining.
  • Copper is an excellent conductor of heat so food shouldn’t stick to the bottom of the pan, and it should come clean in warm soapy water. Never ever use abrasive cleaning products or scouring pads to clean copper.
  • If you do burn the inside of the pot or pan  either due to inattention or some error in cooking, simply immerse the pan in warm, soapy water and leave it to soak until the mark comes away easily.
  • Over time the tin lining will eventually stain or get marks which are caused by high temperatures or food acids, this will not harm you, or  the functionality and hygiene of the product.

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Ruffoni Cookware – An Italian Family Tradition Of Copper Cookware

ruffoni-cookwareAnyone who loves copper cookware will fall in love with the beautiful range of Ruffoni Copper Cookware

The Ruffoni factory is in the Northern Italian town of Omegna, nestled on the shores of Lago D’ Orta. Doesn’t that sound beautiful, it just rolls of the tongue.

The Ruffoni family are old world craftspeople who have been making their copper cookware for generations and each piece is molded one piece at a time.

Ruffoni have  3 cookware collections:

The Ruffoni Copper Opera hammered tin lined cookware range is considered to be their most elegant line.

A traditional hammered finish is achieved by the copper being hand pounded by skilled craftspeople. This imparts an old world warmth and charm to these quality pans.

The Opera range has heavy copper pans with a hand applied fire-tinned lining making the  cookware  not only functional,but also beautiful. The polished brass handles are secured with wide rivets. Just a note – the pan and lids are sold separately.

Both the Ruffoni Classici & Protagonista ranges of cookware, such as the beautiful Copper Paella Dish have a smooth polished finish and are made from solid copper with a hand-applied fire-tinned interior.

The fire-tinned interior adds minimal weight and yet gives superior conductivity so that you can use a lower heat to achieve a uniform temperature in minimal time. Each pan has highly polished brass handles which are  well secured with wide rivets.

The Ruffino Cookware range is elegant and functional and will look great in any kitchen.

Let’s Make Meringue – Mauviel Copper Egg White Beating Bowl

mauviel-copper-bowlOkay so we all know that egg whites can be beaten in all manner of bowls, but there is nothing like having a bowl that is especially made for the job. And this bowl is one you will use over and over when you are wanting to make great meringue.

Mauviel is known for its quality, style and just plain good looks.

Its not only Professional chefs that benefit from having a Mauviel copper egg white beating bowl, home cooks will also find this bowl an asset when it comes to beating egg whites into fluffy, white, cloud like peaks for souffles or meringues.

Apart from the smooth clean lines of the bowl, there is a brass ring on the side so that you can hold onto the bowl while you are beating. This ring can also be used to hang the bowl on a pot rack or kitchen hook.

Mauviel is a French family business that was established in 1830 so they have over 170 years of experience in producing copper cookware so you know that you are purchasing a quality product that will produce egg whites whipped to perfection.