Chef pan - 4qt
The chef pan is reknowned as the ultimate risotto-making cookware. But thanks to its versatile size and shape, this kitchen workhorse is also optimal for sauteing vegetables, browning then simmering stews, and thickening sauces and soups.
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 Chef pan 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 cauliflower and carrot that is plated in silver by our partner silversmiths in Milan.
Made in Italy.
This Chef pan is the perfect tool for infinite recipes: sauté vegetables with one hand thanks to the high rounded sides, brown chunks of meat on the wide bottom then cover with the beautiful lid to simmer gently into rich stews, or toss pasta to coat it with its thickened sauce. Practical and versatile, the Chef pan really shines when making risotto: its wide base ensures a steady absorption of broth, so that all flavours are absorbed while water evaporates quickly, and the rounded sides ease stirring and prevent stubborn grains from getting stuck in the corners. Bring to the table covered with its silver-crowned lid for a stunning, effortless presentation from mid-week family meals to special occasion entertaining.
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
Ideas for use
Getting the most out of your Ruffoni Chef's Pan
There's a reason they call it the "Chef's" pan: taller than a frying pan, but lower than a stockpot, with a wide opening and gently rounded sides, this shape is a cookware wonder, the perfect tool for infinite recipes.
Sauté vegetables with one hand thanks to the high rounded sides, brown chunks of meat on the wide bottom then simmer gently into rich stews, or toss pasta to coat it with its thickened sauce.
While practical and versatile, the Chef pan really shines when making risotto: its wide base ensures a steady absorption of broth, so that all flavors are absorbed while water evaporates quickly, and the rounded sides ease stirring and prevent stubborn grains from getting stuck in the corners. Explore combinations of flavors, from porcini mushrooms and truffle to seafood, all kinds of cheese and vegetables.
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!