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Mauviel 150s vs. All-Clad D5


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17 minutes ago, weinoo said:

Now, back to that Falk rondeau.  It's the perfect size for much of the cooking I do - for two people, sometimes 3 or 4. It will hold, for example, a whole cut-up chicken for a simple sauté or braise. And it's gorgeous to bring to the table.  

 

That's a great pan. If I were still thinking about buying copper pans something like that would be top of the list.

 

If I lost all my current copper pans in a house fire, the two I'd probably buy again are the 1.5L slope-sided saucepan (just love this) and the 12" long-handled frying pan. Both of these make great use of copper's strengths and I love using them. 

 

Interesting's, I've found that the higher the quality of the range that I'm cooking on, the less important the pan. Copper does a great job of distributing heat evenly (unimportant if your burner heats evenly), storing heat (unimportant if you got a lot of BTUs), and responding to temperature changes (as does a thinner, lighter pan, which you can get away with on an hot, even burner). 

 

My new range is hot, but not very even, so the copper still helps me out. If I ever get the range of my dreams, the copper will be more about nostalgia. And if I get an induction range, the copper will be on ebay!

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3 hours ago, rotuts said:

I have two sets of cooper pans from France :

 

all from Dehillerin.

 

48 minutes ago, paulraphael said:

Those may well be Mauviel. Theyy often let cookware stores sell under the store brand. A few of my Mauviel pans are stamped "Zabar's" after the NYC store where I got them. Only one pan that I got years later has the actual maker's name on it.

 

I'm pretty sure the copper from Dehillerin is by Mauviel.  Here are couple of pieces bought there:

 

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You can see both DeHillerin and Mauviel stamped on the pans.

 

38 minutes ago, paulraphael said:

the 1.5L slope-sided saucepan (just love this)

 

My mistake was buying this Mauviel saucepan, but like twice as large.  It doesn't get used nearly enough, since it's way bigger than I really need 99.9% of the time.

 

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56 minutes ago, weinoo said:

My mistake was buying this Mauviel saucepan, but like twice as large.  It doesn't get used nearly enough, since it's way bigger than I really need 99.9% of the time.

 

 

Have you tried eating more?

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