The Kitchen Review

Mauviel Copper 7 3/4 inch Fry Pan

Tue Jan 27, 2009 4:33 pm
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Brand & Type: Mauviel 7 3/4 inch Fry Pan

Price range: High

Rating: 9

Copper sweet copper. This sautee pan is absolutely gorgeous, extremely useful and so heat sensitive that it sautees and sears beautifully.

Description: The pan is made of copper, lined with stainless steel and has a brass handel. It has an elegant shape with smooth edges and a slightly curved handle which is rounded on its downside and flat on its top, making it quite comfortable in your hand. The copper bottom of the pan will get slightly tainted and colored over time as heat and use gives it a deep, lustrous, antique look. But that only adds to its perfection somehow.

Pros: This pan cooks eggs better than anything we have ever seen! Scrambled, fryed, and in shapes of individual omelets; it makes the eggs taste better somehow and its heat sensitivity gives the cook a lot of control. Also, sauteed vegetables and seared meat, (steaks and fine cuts in particular) brown so wonderfully and are given a nice seared surface. Sauces are another option! Light reductions, red wine sauces etc - again the heat sensitive copper works wonderfully.

Cons: It should be noted that the handle gets hot very quickly - so you do need something to hold it with or you'll burn yourself.

Conclusion: Hot handle apart, we can think of nothing bad with this pan. If you appreciate fine quality and can afford the extra cost - we highly recommand this one!

Sun Jul 27, 2008 6:10 am
Name: Orion | Comment: I have a small collection of Mauviel copperware with cast iron handles, M'heritage range (2.55 thickness) with stainless steel lining. I love them and it doesn't matter that they are heavy (the largest size I have is a 24cm saute pan / sauteuse evasee). They are beautiful and I can't wait to receive the smaller ones (I have to special order from Mauviel in France for the cast iron handle range via my local shop).

I first saw Mauviel copperware while browsing in the shop for Le Creuset. I couldn't decide the colour to go for. I then saw some fabulous copperware on display. They were Pour La Table (with bronze handles and really nice for tableware). I thought the prices were expensive. Then, I saw two pieces of splayed pan with cast iron handles; I liked them more than those with bronze handles. It turned out that they were much, much more expensive. I got carried away and placed an order for a few pieces of M'heritage with cast iron handles. After 4 months, the goods arrived and I got my first batch of Mauviel. They are heavy. The smallest one in my collection at the moment is 18cm casserole. That is still heavy. I am currently waiting for two items to arrive : 16cm saute pan and 16cm splayed pan. Next on my list is a 12cm casserole (perfect size for boiling an egg or two) and a roasting tin with stainless steel handles (I love the '1830 Mauviel ' on the handles).

Mauviel M'heritage are expensive but worth the money. They last for a long time.

Sun Jul 27, 2008 6:12 am
Name: Orion | Comment: Correction:

My 24cm is saute pan is also known as plat a sauter NOT sauteuse evasee like mentioned previously.

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