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Ruffoni Historia Copper Artichoke Handle Fry Pan

Handcrafted by master coppersmiths at a family-owned workshop in the Italian Alps, this tin-lined copper fry pan is exceptionally heat-responsive; its riveted brass handle, adorned with sculptural artichokes and their leaves, ensures seamless travel from the stovetop to the tabletop. 11" diam., 2 1/2" high. Hand-hammered copper construction guarantees top precision and control, allowing the fry pan to respond quickly to changes in cooking temperature. Low, flared sides help prevent condensation-and simplify flipping and turning ingredients. Interior is lined with durable, nonreactive tin. Made in Italy.
Average Customer Rating:
3 out of 5
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0 of 1(0%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Ruffoni Historia Copper Artichoke Handle Fry Pan
Review 1 for Ruffoni Historia Copper Artichoke Handle Fry Pan
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
October 1, 2015
Ability level:Novice
Has owned product for:Less than 1 week
Uses product:Never
Would You Recommend? No
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quality? handle shape and final finish
October 1, 2015
Beautiful pan. I wanted a light weight copper fry pan as my all-clad copper core fry and saute are heavy at 3 and 4 pounds. It does seem like thin copper with tin interior rolled edge which is fine, as I wanted light weight. So far - have not tired to cook with it yet. The appearance is nice with the brass decorative handle base and the copper shape.
>1)The main problem is shape of the edges of the brass handle. The top side edges are squared, not rounded, so the edges cut into my hand when I pick up the pan. I have to pad the handle to pick it up. I would have liked a wider handle and possibly shorter handle to balance the size of the pan (though this would make it heavier.)
>2) The brass handle has a corroded strip on the top and bottom close to the pan (not near the 3d-design), so the handle does not seem to be adequately finished. This should have been caught in an inspection, unless the corrosion occurred later which seems doubtful considering the packaging.
Pros: Size, Weight, Color, Shape
Cons: Difficult to Use, Quality