|My Mauviel M 250C M'heritage Copper Sauce Pan with lid and copper measuring cups.|
|Mauviel M'stone "green" non-stick cookware & copper pan|
New to my gourmet pan collection is the Mauviel M'heritage Copper & Stainless Steel and M'stone Non-Stick Cookware sets. These are artisan pots, crafted by copper smiths in Normandy, France since 1830 using time honored metalworking techniques. Each is amazingly beautiful and created to last a lifetime. Here is a video with Madamoiselle Gilbert, CEO of Mauviel giving the company history and a brief tour of the factory.
|Mauviel M'heritage Copper & Stainless Steel handled saucepan.|
What Are The Advantages of Using Copper Cookware?
More Precise Cooking Time
Copper has its advantages over other types of metal primarily because it is a very effective and fast conductor of heat. This is especially useful for preparing prawns or other seafood that are easily overcooked. As soon as you remove your copper pan from the fire, the heat disappears and the cooking stops. Therefore if you need a very precise cooking time, try copper ware. Thermal conductivity is even throughout the interior of the pan so you don't have to worry about the filet Mignon at the center of the pan cooking faster than those nearer the edge.
Most copper cookware is plated in either tin or stainless steel to keep acidic foods from reacting with the copper. This Mauviel M'heritage copper pot is plated with stainless steel.
Un-plated copper cookware is useful particularly for cooking with sugar, as the copper interior keeps the melted sugar from crystallising. Therefore un-plated copper pots are often used to prepare fudge and other confections where the formation of sugar crystals can be an issue.
Copper cookware needs to be properly polished after use not only to maintain its good looks but to insure optimal conductivity. This is generally not a big problem. Simply purchase a high quality copper polish and clean your pot thoroughly after each use. Once again, these are heritage pieces, made to be passed down to future generations. The gorgeous craftsmanship and utility will certainly insure that. For more information on Mauviel M'heritage Copper & Stainless Steel Cookware which will also be showcased at my upcoming Brookdale College Seminars next semester, please visit Mauviel Online.