The Minnie Mouse Chef Pan - 4qt
The Minnie Mouse Chef Pan - 4qt
- Ideal for sautéing sides, simmering sauces, and crafting the perfect Italian risotto
- Crafted in solid copper for unparalleled heat conductivity and tin-lined by hand over fire
- Crowned by the Limited Edition Minnie Mouse bronze knob
- Manufactured in limited quantities and stamped on the bottom with a unique serial number
- Includes the Disney100 x Ruffoni Celebration bronze coin
- Made in Italy
Use & Care
Use & Care
Learn more about this Ruffoni
If the Stockpot is the King of the kitchen, the Chef pan is its Queen. Taller than a Frying Pan, but lower than a Stockpot, with a wide opening and gently rounded sides, this stylish pan is as versatile as they come. Use it to simmer a rich tomato sauce then toss your pasta through it, gently stir creamy risottos with sophisticated flavors, or craft nourishing veloutées with freshly picked vegetables – the elegant lid adorned with Minnie Mouse will make sure to keep the kitchen splash free!
Crafted in solid copper for superior heat conductivity, hammered for increased strength and lasting beauty and tin-lined by hand over fire so naturally low-sticking. The riveted handle is cast of solid bronze, and the lid is crowned by a solid bronze Minnie Mouse limited edition knob, designed to celebrate Disney 100 Years of Wonder.
A collector piece you’ll use on a daily basis, decorated with every little girl’s – and grown-up – best friend.
Disney100 x Ruffoni collection
Celebrate Disney 100 Years of Wonder with the Disney100 x Ruffoni Limited Edition: a special collection that combines Disney's beloved Classic characters with the most iconic of our collections – Ruffoni Historia.
Sharing the commitment to create high-quality products that spread joy and happiness into people's lives, we have partnered with Disney Home to design five collector pieces that bring the heroes of our childhood to our kitchens.
Disney Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Pluto adorn the lids of exquisite tin-lined copper pots and pans, while Goofy adorns the solid copper toolholder which completes the line-up. All are artisanally handcrafted in Italy in very limited quantities by our master coppersmiths, to add a touch of Disney magic to every home.
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!
Taking care of your Ruffoni the right way
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 and 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 will naturally discolor over time, but remain equally effective. Depending on use, the tin lining may eventually wear off and requireretinning. Prolong the tin lining's life by not scratching it with metal tools, never overheating the cookware, and limiting the use of acidic ingredients.