Stockpot - 8qt
The stockpot is a kitchen essential, a shape that is often synonimous with "cookware" itself: perfect for boiling and simmering meat, vegetables and grains into delicious minestrone, soups and stocks.
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 Stockpot also features a delicately decorated stainless steel handle, unique serial number, and is crowned with a hand-cast bronze finial in the shape of a pepper, cucumber and string bean that is plated in silver by our partner silversmiths in Milan.
Made in Italy.
The stockpot is usually the largest item of cookware in the kitchen, meaning you can cook lots of food at once. Fill it with water and veggies, meat and bones for delicious homemade stock, then use it in any number of dishes. Or make a flavour base with soffritto, then layer on any vegetables and simmer gently for endless soup options, nourishing and satisfying.
Bring directly to the table to keep your soup warm until serving, then store it right on the stovetop or on a display shelf when not in use.
The essential 5 piece set contains everything you'll need to start crafting delicious everyday meals in Ruffoni Historia tin-lined copper.
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
Oven safe: yes, to 220 C (430 F)
Stovetop: gas recommended - no induction
Cookware is dishwasher safe, wash lid by hand
Made in Italy
I won't rehash the other reviews but, yes, this pot is one of my favorite luxuries. It's my go-to pot for soups, sauces, stocks, etc. and it's so lovely sitting on the stove or on the table. I will be asking for others in this line for Christmas this year. Thank you William Sonoma for being the only place in my city that I've seen (and subsequently fallen in love with) this brand.
The Ruffoni Stainless Steel Pots are my favorite. Not only are they beautiful they cook everything perfectly and are made in Italy. Nothing sticks to the pots and they are very easy to clean with warm water, a non-abrasive sponge and dawn. I use to think that my all clad copper core were the best until I purchased Ruffoni!
I love this pot for making big pots of soup, pasta, or chicken stock. It conducts heat evenly, so everything cooks well. It is so beautiful that I serve from it. It is very easy to clean. I do not use anything abrasive to clean it...just soapy water and a sponge. Because of its quality, performance and beauty, I have purchased 2 more Ruffoni Prima hammered stainless pots.
Have had this pot for over 2 years, and would definitely recommend! Very beautiful on the stove, and cooks very well. We made the mistake of placing the lid with silver finial in the dishwasher after a year of being careful, and sure enough there was a tarnished effect that has been somewhat permanent. Any good silversmith could repair for less than $100 I am sure, but if it now looks like Pewter rather than silver plate, so be it. My no. 1 go to pan. The base of the pot has been in dishwasher almost daily for 2 years now, and looks new. Our finial has always turned/spinned and has created a subtle ring on the actual lid where the leaf touches, but again, I am a cook's cook, and feel that this pot has so much character and still looks wonderful. I'm proud that it looks so great after (at least) daily use. Will ask Williams Sonoma about repair to the finial some day.. I'm not worried about the cost, as this is a pot i will have the rest of my life.
I am utterly delighted with my Ruffoni cookware. I have now accumulated the entire set and use it constantly. Beautiful heat distribution, and incredibly easy clean up. I like it even better than my All-Clad copper core, which is arguably top-notch. Yes, the lids are bit tricky, but are gorgeous and worth the extra effort. Silicone oven mitts are definitely the way to go - they're flexible enough to get a good grip.