Essential set, 5pc
This set contains all the essential pieces to start cooking with Ruffoni Opus Prima. Sauté vegetables or cook delicate foods like eggs and fish in the mirror-polished, highly responsive frypan; boil small sides or simmer sauces, stocks and reductions in the convenient, heat-conductive saucepan; and roast, braise or gratin meats, poulty, and casseroles in the generously sized braiser. The braiser lid fits the frypan for additional flexibility and cooking techniques.
Crafted in clad stainless steel, an innovative material that combines the optimal heat conductivity of an aluminium core with the great ease of use of mirror-polished stainless steel. The first hand-hammered stainless steel cookware, for a beauty that lasts, this Opus Prima set also features delicately decorated stainless steel handles, unique serial numbers, and lids crowned with hand-cast bronze finials in the shapes of garlic with pepper and carrot with pepper that are plated in silver by our partner silversmiths in Milan. This set is designed to be displayed proudly in the kitchen, inspire creativity while cooking, and be shared joyfully at the table with family and guests.
Made in Italy.
The essential 5 piece set contains everything you'll need to start crafting delicious everyday meals in Ruffoni Opus Prima.
The large frypan is perfect for shallow-frying and sauteing vegetables and sides. The highly conductive aluminum core gives great heat responsiveness and control, so you can also cook delicate ingredients like white fish and eggs without fear of overcooking. Do not overheat the pan, and use oli or butter to prevent sticking.
The saucepan is a small versatile ally in the kitchen. Boil peas and other vegetables, gently cook rice, or even re-heat lefovers. Leverage its superior conductivity by simmering and reducing velvety sauces, gravies and reductions.
The braiser will transition seamlessly from stovetop, to oven, to table. Use on the stove for a large batch of creamy risotto, or to gently simmer pasta sauces, then toss in the pasta to serve. Use directly in the oven for casseroles and pasta bakes. Or sweat vegetables and sear meats and poultry on the stove, then finish into stews or roasts in the oven. Gather with family and friends around the table for family-style dining.
Recommended for use on all stovetops, including induction. 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.
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. Always hand-wash the lid as dishwasher use would accelerate the silver tarnishing. The cookware is dishwasher-safe.
Cookware material: clad stainless steel with a highly-conductive aluminium alloy core, hand-hammered
Finial material: solid cast bronze, silver plated
Handles material: stainless steel
Lid: included for saucepan and braiser; braiser's lid also fits frypan
Oven safe: yes, to 220 C (430 F)
Stovetop: gas recommended - no induction
Cookware is dishwasher safe, wash lid by hand
Made in Italy
IDEAS FOR USE
GETTING THE MOST OUT OF YOUR RUFFONI SET
The ideal cookware set contains everything you need, and nothing you don't. Our 5-7 piece sets include all the essentials to start crafting delicious everyday meals in Ruffoni. They will be a treasured special gift for a wedding, birthday, or anniversary, or the perfect way to start your own Ruffoni collection.
We include a braiser because it's one of our favorite and most versatile cookware pieces. Use on the stove for a large batch of creamy risotto, or to gently simmer pasta sauces, then toss in the pasta to serve. Use directly in the oven for casseroles and pasta bakes. Or brown vegetables and sear meats and poultry on the stove, then finish into brasati, stews or roasts in the oven. Bring to the table and gather around with family and friends for beautiful family-style dining.
A small saucepan is also an essential ally in the kitchen. Boil peas and other vegetables, gently cook rice and grains, or even re-heat leftovers. Thanks to the great heat conductivity of all Ruffoni pieces, your saucepan will be perfect for simmering velvety sauces, gravies and reductions.
The frying pan is a practical kitchen workhorse that you will find yourself using throughout the day. Whether shallow-frying potatoes or sautéing vegetables and sides, browning proteins or cooking the perfect pancakes, the frying pan will always be in your hand, and hang beautifully on display when not in use. Remember that copper cookware shouldn't be pre-heated, and use a little oil or butter to prevent sticking.
Lastly, larger sets contain the soup pot: prepare homemade chicken stock, boil pasta for up to 4 people, or simmer tasty and healthy soups and minestrone.
Looking to expand your set for even more cooking possibilities? Our most popular additions are the chef pan, stockpot, and roaster.