Small Stockpot - 5qt
Practical and versatile, this smaller version of the classic Ruffoni stockpot is perfect for preparing a smaller amount of soup, minestrone, veggies and grains. Perfect for a romantic dinner for two, or for when the menu for a larger crowd will feature multiple courses.
It maintains the hallmark rounded shape of the classic stockpot and, just like the bigger version, it is 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.
The stockpot is approximately as tall as it is wide: a proportion that maximizes its capacity, meaning you can cook lots of food at once. Fill it with water and veggies, meat and bones for delicious homemade stock, then use it in any number of dishes. Or make a flavour base with soffritto, then layer on any vegetables and simmer gently for endless soup options, nourishing and satisfying.
Bring directly to the table to keep your soup warm until serving, then store it right on the stovetop or on a display shelf when not in use.
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). 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 restored a polished shine, use a good copper polish (like Ruffoni Cleaner) or salt with lemon juice/vinegar.
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.
Made in Italy.