Large Stockpot - 13qt
The stockpot is a kitchen essential, a shape that is often synonymous for "cookware" itself: perfect for boiling and simmering meat, vegetables and grains into delicious minestrone, soups and stocks. The Ruffoni large stockpot allows you to make soup for a crowd: ideal for big holiday dinners with the whole family but also for all those times when you want to meal prep and stock the refrigerator or freezer. A vegetable bounty from the farmers' market or CSA box will quickly be transformed into tasty and nourishing meals for the week ahead.
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 in solid bronze, and the lid is crowned by Ruffoni's signature acorns and leaves.
A timeless piece that will transition seamlessly from stovetop to tabletop, and can be proudly displayed to adorn any kitchen when not in use.
Made in Italy.
Stockpots are approximately as tall as they are wide: a clever proportion that maximizes their capacity, meaning you can cook plenty of food at once. And this is even more true in the case of our large stockpot!
Make the most of a farmers' market run or CSA delivery by cooking your vegetables when they are freshest, and storing in the fridge or freezer. Create delicious vegetable or chicken stock to make soup or flavour your risottos. Or take a page out of all nonnas' book and mix vegetables, legumes and short pasta for a nourishing minestrone that the whole family will enjoy. Try topping it with a spoonful of pesto for an unexpected pop of color and flavor!
Bring directly to the table to keep your soup warm while serving, then store it right on the stovetop when not in use to enjoy the warm radiance of copper every time you walk into your kitchen.
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.
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 will naturally discolor over time, but will 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.