Mauviel Copper cookware combines tradition and modernism quite well, the Mauviel Company has been making cookware since 1830, that is a long time to be making cookware which means that all possible problems, glitches and/or enhancements has been thought of by Mauviel. There are many lines of cookware that Mauviel produces; one of them is the Cuprinox line. The Cuprinox line of products is typically constructed using thicker gauges of copper, about 2mm to 2.5mm thickness for the added strength. This makes the Cuprinox line a bit heavier than the usual cookware. The Cuprinox line is typically sold as a 5-piece cook set, but it can also be purchased separately. You can get them from Amazon.com, MauvielUSA.com and Williams-Sonoma.com.
- Set Includes: 1.9-quart Saucepan with Lid, 2.7-quart Saucepan with Lid, 3.2-quart Saute Pan with Lid, 6.4-quart Stock Pot with Lid & 10-inch Skillet
- 2.5-mm thick copper cookware allows unsurpassed heat conductivity and control
- Copper heats more evenly, much faster than other metals and offers superior cooking control
- Endless cooking possibilities for sauteing vegetables, mixing up stir-fries or scrambled eggs
- Mauviel copper/stainless cookware construction is 90% copper and 10% 18/10 stainless steel; Made in France; Lifetime Warranty
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Pros and Cons
Selecting a product from the Mauviel Copper Cookware listing is not an easy exercise; it can be confusing if one is not familiar with cookware as there are plenty of selections to choose from. If you are looking for professional grade cookware set, then the 2.5mm Cuprinox is the way to go. The basic rule of thumb on copper cookware is, the more copper the utensil has, the heavier and the more expensive it is. The top of the line Cuprinox is heavier than other cookware, which means it may not be easy to do some frying pan tosses with the Cuprinox; also decent upper body strength will go a long way when you start cooking with the Cuprinox.
The Mauviel Copper Cookware is easy to clean because of the stainless steel lining. Most commercial copper cleaners can polish the Cuprinox exterior; they are readily available from the hardware store. An alternative to copper cleaners is to just use plain elbow grease. The Cuprinox line is resistant to high temperatures and scouring pads on the inside, the stainless lining is very sturdy and will not need costly maintenance such as re-lining or re-tinning. The Cuprinox cookware heats up evenly, you can see it immediately when you use the pot for boiling water, the water bubbles are not confined to just a few hot spots at the bottom of the pot, it can be seen on the sides of the pot as well. The Cuprinox line comes with cast-iron handles that are secure fixed to the body using high-grade stainless steel rivets. The cast iron handle is easy to care for, just like any other cast iron skillet, it just needs to be seasoned before the first use, after that, clean up will be very easy and worry free.
The Cuprinox line of Mauviel copper cookware is for the professional chef or serious home chef, you can expect to pay at least $600 for the 5-piece set. The investment is well worth it because Mauviel Copper Cookware will last a long time; also the initial cost of cookware can be easily recouped from the savings of energy because you will use less energy when using copper cookware.