What is the most expensive cookware? Usually they are french and made of copper. However, new players on the market set out to beat them in that game. There are copper pans that are literally made out of silver. Those have the highest heat conductivity of any pan out there. Meaning, they will also perform the best and give steak an amazing crust like no other. This list of the most expensive cookware will give you an idea of who the manufacturer are, why they’re expensive and whether you should buy it.
Most Expensive Cookware Quick Summary
|Categories||Mauviel||Amoretti Brother||Ruffoni||Falk||Soi Tukiye||All Clad|
|Reviewed Cookware||Mauviel Brushed Set||Hammered Cookware Set||Stainless Steel Hammered||Brushed Bimetal Set||Hammered Copper Tin Lined||Copper Core Set|
Why are some cookware more expensive than other?
It is simple due to supply and demand. In markets and business, if there is a demand for it, there will be an increase in manufacturers. They will see it as an opportunity to make money. As such, the supply will also increase. The opposite is also true, if there is too much supply, price will go down. There needs to be a balance and different companies will focus on different price point. As of now, the best for most manufacturer is to make nonstick cookware. The vast majority of people in the world cook on nonstick cookware and in general they perform very well.
However, on the higher end cookware, those cost a lot to manufacturer and in general, they are high maitance. Most consumers would not want these type of cookware. So this is where the Niche Market comes in. These Niche market manufacturer like Mauviel, Falk, Amoretti Brother, Ruffoni, All Clad and Soi Tukiye focuses on this market. Since the demand on these type of cookware is so low, they can charge a higher price. Which in my opinion is a little inflated, but what can you do?
List of Most Expensive Cookware
Mauviel is one of the oldest French copper cookware manufacturer around. They produce a wide range of home good. To get the really good stuff, you need to buy the Mtradition line. Usually these cookware are 3mm thick cookware that is designed to be used in a professional kitchen. The home stove top range are usually not strong enough to take full advantage of this cookware. However, if you really want one of the best cookware there is, this is your best choice. Just be aware, that they are lined with tin. Tin will melt and wear with use. You will eventually have to reline it.
Luckily, there is a bimetal version that is also pretty expensive. This one does not have the downside of tin. Instead it uses stainless steel to make it indestructible.
Amoretti Brother is another new comer on the block. They are a italian cookware manufacturer who manufacturer their cookware in Mexico. The design and beauty of their cookware is very unique. If you like the way their design and finial looks, this is the way to go. Like Mauviel, their cookware is tin lined and completly hand made. However, theirs are usually around 2.5-2mm thick. Thinner than what you would get from Mauviel.
All Clad is an American Based company who pioneered the Fully Cladded cookware. Their design is so good, that a lot of manufacturer uses a similar design. They took the best properties of the different metal and combined it into one. The thickness is the same from the base to the top ensuring perfect heat distribution. Their copper core is the premium line and can cost around 1 thousand plus for a full set. While they dont uses as much copper as the other manufacturer, theirs are significantly less high maintenance than the other brand.
Falk is a belgium cookware manufacturer who made their name with a bimetal copper and stainless steel cookware. They did away with the high maitance of tin and uses a nearly indestructable stainless steel lining. This lets you use copper pan to sear steak and develop that perfect crust. In general, their cookware commands a higher price since they are one of the most durable cookware around. The brushed finish also keep the beauty longer, nicks and gouges are hidden by this design.
Soy Turkiye is a relatively new company. While their normal copper cookware is on par with the other manufacturer. They produce an All Silver cookware that just blows them out of the water. For a single pot, you can expect to pay around 1-5 thousand dollar. Yikes, not a lot of people are willing to spend that much money. But the great thing about silver is that its non reactive and it is one of the best conductive metal around. As of now, you can only buy this cookware at their website.
Ruffoni is an italian cookware manufacturer. They are currently owned by Meyer corporation who is a hong kong based company. Their cookware is simply one of the most beautiful cookware you can own. I personally love the prima opus line. It has the perfect combination of stainless steel and style. It shimmers in the sun like a disco ball. You will simply fall in love with it. Just be aware, that their copper cookware is usually very thin. They dont perform very well but are meant more for decoration than anything else.
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