Essential set, 5pc

$790 $930

This set contains all the essential pieces to start cooking with Ruffoni Historia. Sauté vegetables or cook delicate foods like eggs and fish in the tin-lined, naturally low-stick frypan; boil small sides or simmer sauces, stocks and reductions in the convenient, exceptionally heat-responsive saucepan; and roast, braise or gratin meats, poulty, and casseroles in the generously sized braiser. The braiser lid fits the frypan for additional flexibility and cooking techniques.

Crafted in solid copper for superior heat conductivity, hand-hammered and tin-lined by hand over fire so naturally low-stick. The riveted handles are cast of solid bronze, and the lids are crowned by Ruffoni's signature acorns with their leaves. This set is designed to be displayed proudly in the kitchen, inspire creativity while cooking, and be shared joyfully at the table with family and guests.

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 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 flavors are absorbed while the water evaporates quickly, and the rounded sides ease stirring and prevent stubborn grains from getting stuck in the corners. Use the cherrywood spoon, included, to stir your risotto to the perfect creamy consistency.

The essential 5 piece set contains everything you'll need to start crafting delicious everyday meals in Ruffoni Historia tin-lined copper.

The large frypan is perfect for shallow-frying and sauteing vegetables and sides. To fully appreciate the control given by copper's heat responsiveness, and the naturally low-stick properties of tin-lining, try cooking delicate ingredients like white fish and eggs. Remember that copper cookware never needs to be pre-heated, and use a little fat to prevent sticking.

The saucepan is a small versatile ally in the kitchen. Boil peas and other vegetables, gently cook rice, or even re-heat lefovers. Leverage copper's exceptional conductivity by simmering and reducing velvety sauces, gravies and reductions.

The braiser will transition seamlessly from stovetop, to oven, to table. Use on the stove for a large batch of creamy risotto, or to gently simmer pasta sauces, then toss in the pasta to serve. Use directly in the oven for casseroles and pasta bakes. Or sweat vegetables and sear meats and poultry on the stove, then finish into stews or roasts in the oven. Gather with family and friends around the table for family-style dining.

Braiser
Diameter: 28cm
Height: 10cm
Capacity: 6lt
Frypan
Diameter: 28cm
Height: 6cm
Saucepan
Diameter: 16cm
Height: 10.5cm
Capacity: 2.3lt
Cookware material: solid copper, hand-hammered
Lining material: high purity tin, applied by hand over fire
Handles material: solid bronze
Lid: included for saucepan and braiser; braiser's lid also fits frypan
Oven safe: yes, to 220 C (430 F)
Stovetop: gas recommended - no induction
Wash by hand
Made in Italy
SKU - HDS9005

IDEAS FOR USE

GETTING THE MOST OUT OF YOUR RUFFONI SET

The ideal cookware set contains everything you need, and nothing you don't. Our 5-7 piece sets include all the essentials to start crafting delicious everyday meals in Ruffoni. They will be a treasured special gift for a wedding, birthday, or anniversary, or the perfect way to start your own Ruffoni collection.

We include a braiser because it's one of our favorite and most versatile cookware pieces. Use on the stove for a large batch of creamy risotto, or to gently simmer pasta sauces, then toss in the pasta to serve. Use directly in the oven for casseroles and pasta bakes. Or brown vegetables and sear meats and poultry on the stove, then finish into brasati, stews or roasts in the oven. Bring to the table and gather around with family and friends for beautiful family-style dining.

A small saucepan is also an essential ally in the kitchen. Boil peas and other vegetables, gently cook rice and grains, or even re-heat leftovers. Thanks to the great heat conductivity of all Ruffoni pieces, your saucepan will be perfect for simmering velvety sauces, gravies and reductions.

The frying pan is a practical kitchen workhorse that you will find yourself using throughout the day. Whether shallow-frying potatoes or sautéing vegetables and sides, browning proteins or cooking the perfect pancakes, the frying pan will always be in your hand, and hang beautifully on display when not in use. Remember that copper cookware shouldn't be pre-heated, and use a little oil or butter to prevent sticking.

Lastly, larger sets contain the soup pot: prepare homemade chicken stock, boil pasta for up to 4 people, or simmer tasty and healthy soups and minestrone.

Looking to expand your set for even more cooking possibilities? Our most popular additions are the chef pan, stockpot, and roaster.

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.