Covered Chef Pan - 4qt

$316 $395

  • Ideal for stirring perfectly creamy risotto, sautéing and simmering
  • Crafted in solid copper for unparalleled heat conductivity
  • Hammered for increased strength and lasting beauty
  • Tin-lined by hand over fire
  • Made in Italy

The chef pan is, among other things, the undisputed queen of risotto.
This covered version has a lid, which will get you even more uses from this most versatile of shapes: stir a rich tomato pasta sauce, for example, then leave partly covered to slowly bubble away.
Sauté greens, brown and then simmer beef stews, create nourishing velouté with freshly picked vegetables: this practical pan is as versatile as they come!

Crafted in solid copper for superior heat conductivity, hammered and tin-lined by hand over fire — so naturally low-stick.
The riveted handle is cast in solid bronze and designed for comfort, while the solid copper lid is adorned by acorns and leaves: beautiful finishes that ensure seamless stovetop-to-tabletop dining and entertaining.

Made in Italy.

Diameter: 10" Height: 3.75" Capacity: 4 qt Cookware: solid, hammered copper Lining: high purity tin, applied by hand over fire Handles material: solid bronze Lid: included Oven-safe: yes, up to 430˚F (220 C) Stovetop: gas recommended - no induction
SKU: 99296/3114-26B
Wash by hand
Made in Italy
SKU - 99296

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!

A Timeless Classic

The Historia Collection

Historia, meaning 'history' in Latin, is perhaps Ruffoni's most iconic collection. Each shape has been created by our master coppersmiths in the same way as cooking vessels were manufactured in royal castles and palaces upon the request of court cooks. Truly a celebration of our shared culinary history, with this collection we relive centuries of tradition and honor exquisite craftmanship:

- Each item is skillfully crafted from a single sheet of copper for maximum heat conductivity and superior temperature control

- Hammered by our master coppersmiths to ensure increased stregth and lasting beauty

- Internally lined by hand over fire with the purest, durable nonreactive tin so naturally low-stick

- Bronze handles are individually cast and attached with durable stainless steel rivets

- Handles and lids are enriched with finials in exquisite shapes such as acorns, artichokes, vegetables and animals to bring warmth and elegance to any table

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

- Lifetime Warranty

- Made in Italy

Use and Care For The Historia Collection

Taking care of your Ruffoni the right way

Cooking

Recommended for use on gas stovetops, open flames (wood, charcoal, barbecue) and in the oven - electric cooktops also possible.

Never heat the pot empty and do not exceed 220 C (430 F). Bronze handles will get hot: always use pot holders while cooking.

Use wood or plastic tools to avoid scratching the tin lining.

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.

Tin Care

Tin will naturally discolor over time, but remain equally effective. Depending on use, the tin lining may eventually wear off and require retinning. Prolong the tin lining's life by not scratching it with metal tools, never overheating the cookware, and limiting the use of acidic ingredients.