Saucepan - 2.5qt
A kitchen essential, the saucepan allows you to boil small sides (such as peas and carrots) or simmer sauces, stocks and reductions. The long stick handle makes it practical and easy to use: you will soon find yourself using it on a daily basis, from breakfast to dinner.
Crafted in solid copper for superior heat conductivity, hand-hammered and tin-lined by hand over fire — so naturally low-stick. The riveted stick handle is 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.
Start the day heating the milk for the children's breakfast; at lunch, prepare a tasty sauce for the pasta, or reheat last night's leftovers; in the evening, boil fresh green peas as a side, keep your homemade stock bubbling as you add it into a creamy risotto, or reduce the roast juices into an irresistible gravy. The saucepan is always in your hand, because its small but practical dimension and comfortable stick handle make it a versatile kitchen ally. You can prepare any sort of savoury sauces, reductions, sweet creams and desserts, but also side, stocks and reheat leftovers.
Bring directly to the table to dress the plate with a delicious steaming hot sauce or to make "scarpetta" with bread when no one's watching.
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.
I love my ruffoni. I started with the risotto pot off the clearance rack and have gradually collected more pieces. Although I do not use frequently due to being rushed and not wanting to be careful this pot is great if you follow the directions. Use low/medium heat, no metal utensils, and hand wash. Also you do need a pot holder for the metal handle. They are all stunning to look at and when I’m cooking to cook not just throw food on the table for my kids I use my copper with great results.
I am not truly a skilled gourmet cook, but have several of the Ruffoni pots now. They are even more beautiful than pictured, and so far they are wonderful to use. I would highly recommend.
In keeping with all of the best things made in Italy. This pot is functional and gorgeous. At first I thought to only have it for display it's so beautiful. But, I decided to utilize these fabulous pots and pans. I couldn't be more pleased with these products. They heat very quickly, evenly and cool down quickly as well. I gave all of my All Clad away. Cleaning is very easy using weiman's copper cleaner. Just wipe and rinse it's that easy. If your interested in the highest quality pots and pans no other brand compares.