De Buyer Inocuivre Conical Copper Saute Pan with Stainless Steel Handle 20cm


De Buyer’s inocuivre conical copper saute pan with stainless steel handle is a stunning piece of cookware, perfect for reducing sauces. Designed in France, this pan is classic in style, while a tin lining has been swapped for stainless steel, meaning it doesn’t wear through and will last you longer - a beautiful investment. 

This pan has a small base which leads to quick heating, while the wide top lets moisture evaporate with ease. The curved sides make this pan a popular choice when making custard, fudge or risottos. That's because the gently curved sides mean it's easy to move food away from corners during cooking.

The inocuivre copper saute pan pan is made of 90% copper and 10% stainless steel. Copper on the outside provides the pan with excellent control, while the stainless steel inside eliminates the need for re-tinning. 

Traditionally copper pans are lined with tin which wears away over time, so you would need to send your pan away to be 're-tinned'. Instead, De Buyer uses a very thin coating of stainless steel which is durable, will last, and is easy to clean.

A curved stainless steel handle makes the pan comfortable to hold and serve directly from.

This saute pan measures 20cm in diameter. Learn more about how to use your saute pan with our ultimate guide.

Why copper?

Not only does copper look beautiful, but it is also fantastic to cook with: 

  • The tremendous heat conduction qualities of copper mean the pan responds almost instantly to changes in temperature. This gives great control.
  • The thick base means there is extremely even heating, with no hot spots. Incredible for making caramel.
  • Similarly, when it gets hot, it will stay hot! 

Please note, this saucepan is not suitable for use on induction hobs. Instead choose the Prima Matera induction-friendly range.

Notes on Copper Cookware

Copper is a very soft metal, so it scratches easily. The bases of all pans & bowls may already have slight scratches from the final polishing process. To minimise new scratches, try not to drag the bowl across surfaces (e.g. from one part of your work surface to another). To avoid warping, do not plunge a cold bowl into very hot water or vice versa. Copper will develop a patina over time. To restore its warm glow, use a copper polishing paste from time to time. Hand wash with warm, soapy water, and use white vinegar to remove traces of oxidation and fats on the inside of the bowl.

Read our ultimate guide to saute pans here.


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