The Matfer Bourgeat copper cookware are made in France, the solid copper construction is very thick, at 2.5mm which makes it an excellent heat conductor, the interior is lined with an 18/10 stainless steel which is a thoughtful design to aid care and maintenance. The Bourgeat copper cookware are handmade for the professional kitchen, the markings or the irregularities are not defects but are marks of authenticity and inherent qualities of the materials used.
- Made of 2-1/2mm pure red copper sandwiched to 1/10mm of 18/10 Polished stainless,
- Stainless steel lining
- Counter balanced cast iron handles with extra heavy rivets
- Conducts uniform heat conduction. Easy to clean
Review Matfer Bourgeat Matfer 915901 8 Piece Bourgeat Copper Cookware Set
Pros and Cons
The Bourgeat cookware is thick and heavy, it has generous amounts of copper in the body which makes superb heat conduction, it saves energy because you will not need a lot of heat to cook the food. The copper responds immediately to temperature input which is very important for precision cooking. The cookware also has very uniform heat distribution which results to the food cooking evenly. The riveted cast iron handle allows you to handle the pot without getting burnt because cast iron heats can stay cooler for longer than the copper body.
The edge of the cookware has been reinforced to make the body more sturdy and it also prevents drip when pouring. The stainless steel lining adds to the durability of the construction because, unlike tin, which other copper cookware used for lining, stainless is almost indestructible and will not need maintenance for the lifespan of the cookware. Stainless also makes cleaning very easy. The structure of the cookware is mostly copper, which makes excellent heat conduction, it responds quickly as the temperature changes and transfers the heat to the food in a uniform way that is why the food cooks evenly.
The Bourgeat copper Cookware is very heavy and can get very hot. Like all other copper cookware also, it cannot be washed in an automatic dishwasher, it needs to be hand washed.
This Copper Cookware set isn’t cheap but they are very durable and last for a long time. The Bourgeat cookware is also very beautiful so it is well worth the investment.