Choosing your Ruffoni

Ruffoni creates items for the kitchen and the table in different materials to suit the different needs and preferences of our customers. Which Ruffoni collection you choose will depend on how you prefer to cook, entertain and decorate your home. You might prefer the traditional charm and unsurpassed performance of tin-lined copper, the modern, fashionable look and functionality of copper with stainless steel lining, or the convenience and every-day appeal of multi-ply stainless steel. You might also want to mix and match!

Whatever you choose, you can expect your items to be created with expertise and love by Ruffoni master craftsmen and uphold the same commitment to quality, performance, and lasting beauty. Read on to learn about each material and its unique benefits, or consult our quick How to choose guide below

 

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Cooking performance Unmatched heat conductivity and low-sticking Great heat conductivity with practical lining Conductive and practical
Internal lining Nickel-free, may eventually require retinning Easy to clean and will last a lifetime Easy to clean and will last a lifetime
Exterior surface Requires polishing to remove natural patina Requires polishing to remove natural patina Non-tarnishing, lasting beauty
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MORE ABOUT COPPER WITH TIN LINING

Because copper is reactive, it is usually lined internally to ensure hygiene and ease of use. Two main options exist: tin, and stainless steel.

  • A great heat conductor itself, so it will not interfere with the cooking performance of copper
  • Naturally low-stick: because its crystalline structure is very smooth, food doesn’t tend to stick to tin; a small amount of oil or butter, combined with the right cooking temperature, is enough to release cooked foods effortlessly
  • Not hydrophilic, making it well suited for browning We apply it by hand over an open flame, which bonds it into the copper ensuring a very long life (when properly cared for!). It also results into a very thin layer on the copper surface, so the cookware isn’t rendered unnecessarily heavy
  • Tin is nickel-free: a great reassurance for people with nickel allergies and their families
  • Tin-lined copper is arguably the best surface to cook on, and when well-cared for, will last through generations. However, tin-lining might not be for everyone: care should be taken to avoid scratching it with metal tools and heating to temperatures above 220 C (430 F). Continued and intense use with acidic foods (e.g. lemon juice, tomato..) could also shorten its lifespan. After years of faithful service, tin-lined cookware will need retinning.

If you love copper but are not sure about tin-lining, read on to learn about Copper with stainless steel lining.

Note that some copper cookware items with specific uses are manufactured and sold without any interior lining: melting sugar into caramel, whisking egg whites, making jams and preserves are all techniques that not only *can* be safely done in pure unlined copper, but in fact *should*.

MORE ABOUT COPPER WITH TIN LINING

Due to its reactiveness, copper is usually lined internally, to ensure hygiene and ease of use. To better suit different cooking styles we offer two options for the lining: tin, and stainless steel.

Stainless steel is also slightly more prone to sticking, generally heavier and more expensive than tin., so if these elements play an important role in your evaluation, please take a look at the above, to discover everything about tin-lined copper.

MORE ABOUT CLAD STAINLESS STEEL

Clad Stainless steel is a premium material used by chefs across the world, and may be a material of choice for those that prefer a little more durability in their kitchen.

Our clad stainless steel collections meet the need of time-tested, yet easy-to-care-for beautiful cookware.

Ruffoni Clad Stainless steel is created with a 3mm thick aluminum core between two layers of stainless steel, combining the benefits of both materials. The aluminum layer ensures a more distributed heat conductivity, to ensure proper, even cooking. Clad stainless steel is also non reactive, so you can cook any of your favorite recipes in your pan.

Stainless steel is scratch-resistant, meaning you can use metal utensils without worries. Unlike non-stick lining, which typically wears out after some time, clad stainless steel has an internal and external encasing, and your cookware can last for decades.

On top of all this it’s also induction suitable, making it future-proof!

Ruffoni Opus Prima and Symphonia Prima are the ideal choice for home chefs who love the Ruffoni aesthetic and philosophy, but prefer non-tarnishing, practical stainless steel inside and out.

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