Sauté - 4qt


  • Ideal for simmering, sautéing and frying
  • Crafted in solid copper for superior heat conductivity and lined in practical stainless steel
  • Hammered for increased strength and lasting beauty
  • Crowned with a silver-plated finial in the shape of two bulbs of garlic
  • Made in Italy

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Becoming familiar with your new ruffoni

A sauté is similar to a frying pan, but with taller, vertical sides that make it ideal for frying with limited splashes, simmering sauces, reductions and stews.

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 copper-clad lid is enriched with a double garlic-shaped finial, hand cast in solid bronze and silver plated.

A timeless piece that will transition seamlessly between stove, oven and table, and can be proudly displayed to adorn any kitchen when not in use.

Made in Italy.


Diameter: 9.5" Height: 3.5" Capacity: 4 qt Cookware: solid, hammered copper Lining: stainless steel Handles material: stainless steel Finials: solid bronze, silver-plated Lid: included Oven safe: yes, to 230 C (450 F) Stovetop: gas recommended, no induction SKU: 99334/QC24
Wash by hand
Made in Italy

Ideas for Use

Getting The Most Out of your Ruffoni Sauté

A sauté pan is a must in traditional European cooking. It has tall, vertical sides so that splatters are minimized, and a generous cooking surface making it perfect for browning and searing. Most sauté pans include a lid, which allows for slow simmering and stewing of tough meats and delicate sauces, and if large, it often has a helper handle so it's even easier to bring to the table for flawless presentation.

A sauté pan is of course great for sautéing freshly picked vegetables or proteins, so go ahead and try it with fresh asparagus tips, green peas, leeks and zucchini with butter, then deglaze with white wine and let reduce into a rich pan sauce. This shape is also perfect for browning and simmering, so sear chunks of meat and soffritto vegetables on medium heat, then add red wine, cover with the lid, and leave to gently bubble away on a low flame. Last but not least, a sauté pan is perfect for frying, as the vertical sides minimize splatters and large surface area avoids the building up of steam: prepare a traditional fried chicken, or make the most of your sauté pan's great temperature control by frying the perfectly flaky yet juicy fish with chips. You can use your sauté pan for almost any recipe, confidently: from crispy skinned chicken, to beef bolognese, from fried fish and chips to seared scallops and sautéed spring vegetables...without forgetting about fruit crisps and cobblers!

Use and Care For The Opus Cupra Collection

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 & 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.

Silver Care

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.



Opus Cupra takes its name from the copper that forms its body, which is merged with the stainless steel of its interior lining and handles, and the silver on its decorated finials. From the union of different metals, comes superior cooking performance paired with unmatched elegance in the kitchen and at the dining table:

- Thick copper cookware for great thermal conductivity, to ensure great control while cooking

- Internally coated with practical, easy-to-clean and scratch-resistant stainless steel

- Hammered by our master coppersmiths for increased strength and lasting beauty

- Stainless steel handles are decorated with delicate leaves and attached with durable stainless steel rivets

- Solid copper clad lids are enriched with finials in exquisite shapes of fruits and vegetables, hand cast in solid bronze and silver plated by our partner silversmiths

- Heirloom quality items, worthy of being handed down through generations

- Suitable for all hob tops excluding induction and oven-safe up to 450°F

- Lifetime Warranty

- Made in Italy