Small Chef Pan - 3.5qt
Slightly smaller than our other chef pans, but just as mighty. The essential chef pan is a great starter for a copper collection that will grow over the years. A true risotto enabler for up to four portions, it's also perfect for sautéing vegetables and thickening sauces and soups.
Crafted in solid copper for superior heat conductivity, hand-hammered and tin-lined by hand over fire — so naturally low-stick. The riveted stick handle is cast in solid bronze.
Made in Italy.
Get to know the world of risotto exploring the infinite combinations of flavors, from porcini mushrooms and truffle to seafood to all kinds of cheese and vegetables. Or use your essential chef pan to sauté vegetables with just one hand.
You can also try your hand at Italian pasta sauces such as classic tomato or Bolognese sauce, or make a smaller portion of soup or velouté.
Choose this convenient kitchen workhorse for a novice home chef's present or treat yourself: it's the perfect starting point for a copper collection that will grow over the years!
Recommended for use on gas stovetops, open flames (wood, charcoal, barbecue) and in the oven - electric cooktops also possible. Never heat the pot empty and do not exceed 220 C (430 F). Bronze handles will get hot: always use pot holders while cooking. Use wood or plastic tools to avoid scratching the tin lining.
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.
Tin will naturally discolor over time, but will remain equally effective. Depending on use, the tin lining may eventually wear off and require retinning. Prolong the tin lining's life by not scratching it with metal tools, never overheating the cookware, and limiting the use of acidic ingredients.