It’s time to stock your kitchen with all the French copper cookware you've been dreaming of

By Hannah Howard

Serious chefs and home cooks know that quality cookware makes all the difference. And when it comes to superior cookware, Mauviel sets the standard. Handmade on a small scale—about 50 craftspeople bend, hammer, press, rivet, and polish it to the highest level of perfection—Mauviel cookware is what you want when you want to get serious about your kitchen.

Mauviel has been making gorgeous, expertly crafted copper pots and pans since 1830. Nearly two centuries later, they’re still working their magic, in a picturesque village called Villedieu-les-Poêles, right near the Mont-Saint-Michel in Normandy. “The city of copper,” Villedieu-les-Poêles has been a hub of copper manufacturing for more than 800 years—and Valérie Gilbert is the seventh generation of her family at the helm of the Mauviel company.

Copper cookware is a favorite because it heats more evenly and quickly than other metals, warming and cooling faster for superior control. But copper is just the start. Mauviel makes a thousand products, all with impeccable design, functionality, and beauty, in copper, stainless steel, and aluminum. Plus all Mauviel products come with a lifetime warranty.

Mauviel’s copper pastry pots and pans, including tarte Tatin molds, sugar pots, and sabayon pans, are unique and unrivalled. They supply the kitchens of some of the best restaurants around the world with everything from all-purpose sauté pans to fondue sets to crepe pans. Simply put your cooking will be more satisfying with Mauviel’s exquisite pots and pans—and your food just might taste a little bit more delicious, too.

Word on the Street
  • Bon Appetit says Mauviel’s copper pans make the “shiniest, sexiest jam you can imagine.”
  • Conde Nast Traveler listed Mauviel’s pots and gratins as an essential part of a Burgundy culinary tour.
  • Coveteur named the Mauviel tri-ply copper fry pan an excellent gift for Mother’s Day. We think it’s a great gift for nearly any occasion.

A penny for your thoughts

If you’re wondering where to start your copper collection, here are some favorites:

Copper and stainless steel fry pan Favored by professional chefs, the Mauviel fry pan allows for precise control when frying, sautéing, and searing.
Copper and stainless steel stewpot/Dutch oven Superb for braising, simmering sauces, and making sometimes moody dishes like Hollandaise, this pot will fast become something you can’t cook without.
Copper jam pan A stand-out in your kitchen, this classic copper jam pan helps transform fruit into delicious jams, jellies, and preserves. It even looks great in your bar area for chilling drinks, or as a centerpiece on your table with holiday greenery.