Brand & Type: Ruffoni Acorn-Handle Tin-Lined Copper 4 Quart Risotto Pan, sold at Williams-Sonoma
Price range: High, around $170
Description: 4 quart risotto pan with a wide base and brass handle, made with copper, lined with tin.
Pros: Beautiful, heat sensitive pot.
Cons: A tin lined pot needs to be re-tinned after some period of time as the tin wears off, as opposed to stainless steel. Conclusion: Beautiful, timeless piece for the truly interested cook. This pot is perfectly suited for risotto, soups and stew. It's a pleasure to cook with copper due to its superior ability to conduct heat and this pot is simply gorgeous.