Caterina - the 8qt Pasta Pot
Caterina - the 8qt Pasta Pot
- Crafted in solid copper for superior heat conductivity
- Hammered for increased strength and lasting beauty
- Internally coated with practical, scratch-resistant stainless steel
- Includes a pasta insert to save the starchy pasta water
- The lid features The Pasta Queen’s signature pasta crown
- Made in Italy
Use & Care
Use & Care
Learn more about this Ruffoni
The 8qt copper Pasta Pot/Stockpot lined with practical stainless steel
Caterina, the 8qt copper Pasta Pot/Stockpot lined with practical stainless steel, is the main character of The Pasta Queen Limited Edition. Rely on this capacious Stockpot for making soups, stock and of course for boiling pasta. The included Pasta Insert will help you save the precious pasta water (or “the Tears of the Gods”, as The Pasta Queen calls it) – an essential ingredient to make extra velvety sauces that will cling to the pasta and coat it perfectly.
Crafted in solid copper for superior heat conductivity, hammered by our master artisans for increased strength and lasting beauty, and internally lined with practical, easy-to-care-for stainless steel. The stainless steel handles are decorated with delicate leaves and the lid is topped with a solid bronze, silver-plated knob in the shape of a crown, filled with Nadia's favorite pasta.
Made in Italy.
The Pasta Queen Collection
The Pasta Queen Collection is an heirloom-quality set of cookware that elevates your pasta making game. Through elegant details that add to your decor, and features that translate into delicious meals, this set was especially created to reflect The Pasta Queen’s mission of showing everyone that they can combine great food, beauty, lifestyle, and Ruffoni’s lifelong commitment to craftsmanship, quality and functionality.
This stunning set is made of solid copper and clad stainless steel – the materials of the Ruffoni tradition – for superior heat-conductivity and practicality. Each piece is handcrafted by our skilled artisans, hammered for increased strength and lasting beauty, and finished with The Pasta Queen’s signature pasta crown.
The set's composition, shapes and sizes were especially selected by The Pasta Queen to help her followers recreate her mouthwatering pasta recipes. A trustworthy ally in all culinary adventures, The Pasta Queen Collection will also effortlessly adorn the kitchen when not in use.
Getting the most out of your Ruffoni Stockpot
Stockpots are approximately as tall as they are wide: a clever proportion that maximizes their capacity, meaning you can cook plenty of food at once.
Fill with water and any veggies found wondering at the back of the fridge for a light and tasty homemade vegetable stock, or add meat and bones for delicious homemade stock which can be used in any number of dishes (our favorite: risotto!). Alternatively, make a flavor base with soffritto, then layer on your favorite seasonal vegetables and simmer gently for endless soup options, nourishing and satisfying. The stockpot can also be used to gently simmer grains or prepare oatmeal for breakfast, or take a page out of all nonnas' book and mix vegetables, legumes and short pasta for a nourishing minestrone that the whole family will enjoy.
Bring directly to the table to keep your soup warm until serving and elevate any simple supper to special occasion. Store your stockpot right on the stovetop or on a display shelf when not in use to enjoy its warm shine every time you walk into your kitchen.
Taking care of your Ruffoni the right way
Recommended for use on gas stovetops, open flames (wood, charcoal, barbecue) and in the oven - electric cooktops also possible. Use a burner that is similar in diameter to the cookware, never heat the pot empty and do not exceed 230 C (450 F). To avoid scratching or dulling the polished surface, do not use knives, sharp kitchen tools, corrosive detergents and metal scouring pads.
Washing and Polishing
Hand-wash with a soft sponge and mild detergent, and dry immediately with a soft cloth.With use, copper develops a rich patina over time that many love and cherish. To restore a polished shine, use a good copper polish (like Ruffoni Cleaner) or salt with lemon juice/vinegar.
The silver-plated finial will naturally tarnish over time: use a silver-polishing cloth to restore its shine, or to polish more thoroughly remove from the lid by twisting the special screw - rotate the screw, not the finial, to prevent damage to the lid. Always hand-wash as dishwasher use would accelerate the silver tarnishing.