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Amoretti Brothers Copper Cookware is a relatively new copper cookware manufacturer. While they are a Italian cookware manufacturer, most if not all of their cookware is made in Mexico. They manufacturer a Wide Range of Products from housewares to cookware. Their cookware design is very similar to those of Ruffoni. Most of their pots and pans have a finial much like Ruffoni. However, their finial is a lot more extravagant. Given as such, is their copper cookware any good? This review will take a closer look at the design and features.
Amoretti Brothers Copper Cookware Quick Summary
|Categories||Amoretti Brothers 11 Piece Copper Cookware|
|Brand Awareness||Europe and America|
|Country of Manufacturer||Mexico|
|Thoughts||A beautiful cookware that is great for home decor. The thin gauge copper makes it perform worse than its Rival Mauviel. The price they are asking for is also a bit high considering that its made in Mexico.|
|Reviewed Cookware||Amoretti Brothers 11 Piece cookware Set|
Amoretti Brothers Copper Cookware Design
The design of their cookware uses a standard brass handle. It gives the cookware a beautiful two tone gold and copper look. However the main issue with brass handle is that it transmit heat very well. Those who are inexperienced often time burn their hand. However, having a metal handle means that its oven safe. Cookware with plastic handle usually have a upper limit of 300 degree Fahrenheit.
The skillet handle is simply uncomfortable. Any handle with a two bar design will simply cause strain over time. They probably did this so that it does not transmit heat. For the sauce pan, it has a weird divot to it. This causes unnecessary strain to the hand. A simple round handle would have been better.
The shape of their cookware is pretty basic. Their skillet looks like a traditional french skillet. The skillet has low sidewall which lets you turn food easily. It also promotes evaporation. The saucepan is a very simple cylindrical shape. And the corners are semi rounded so that food wont get stuck. However, the main issue is the lack of rolled lip. In Ruffoni’s cookware, the rolled lip that does two thing. It adds structural rigidity and it helps in pouring. On Ruffoni, the sidewall thicness is around 1 mm. Too thin to maintain its structure, it also tend to damage and warp easily. By adding a rolled lip, it helps it maintain its structure better.
Amoretti Brothers Copper Cookware Hammer Finish
Copper in itself is very soft. It can be easily damage if you are not careful. One way to make it stronger is by hammering it. When you hammer it, you anneal it making more stronger. Think of it as being work hardened. While it does give the copper a beautiful look to it, the original reason why manufacturer did this is for strength not looks. But I suspect that most manufacturer these day do it for visual appeal. Having said that, Amoretti Brothers Copper Cookware was done very beautifully. Different manufacturer will have different type of finish to their hammering. The one that you choose should be dependent on your taste.
The thickness of Amoretti Brothers Copper Cookware is 2 mm. They form their cookware by hand so as you go up the sidewall, the thickness will vary. At this thickess, you can expect the cookware to heat up fast. It will also loose heat fast. We call this how responsive the pan is. However, the more responsive the pan is, the less heat the pan will usually store. Engineer get around this by making the copper thicker. Companies like Mauviel and Falk, manufacturer their premier cookware to be around 2.5 mm thick. The issue is that its expensive to do so. For that reason, its not as common. They also press their cookware with a hydraulic press, unlike Amoretti Brothers. They use artisan to form their cookware. In the past, they would have copper cookware at 3-4 mm+. But you cant really find those anymore.
Copper cookware is lined in tin to prevent it from reacting with acidic food. It will give off a metallic taste if its left bare. Overtime, the tin will darken and wear out. Those who are unaware of this, will claim that their product is defective. Far from the truth but not really their fault either. Manufacturer do a poor job at educating their customer about this. The good thing is that you can get it relined but it also cost an arm and a leg. Other manufacturer like Mauviel also make copper cookware with a stainless steel lining. It has none of the downside of tin and it wont wear down.
Copper will patina overtime. If you plan on using it, dont expect it to keep its polished mirror finish. For this reason, I highly recommend that you do not fall in love with how it looks. Fall in love with how it works. If you enjoy how the patina look, then copper is perfect for you. You can polish the mirror finish back with a copper cream, but expect a lot of elbow grease.
Amoretti Brothers Copper Cookware 11 Piece Set
Their 11 Piece Set has all that you would need for a full kitchen setup. You have a skillet, two saucepan, a rondeau for braising, a dutch oven for stew and a stockpot for stocks. The only thing that I would add to this would be a smaller 8 inch pan for eggs and smaller items. But their set pretty much does all that you need.
The price is the biggest issue here. Their cookware is manufactured in Mexico, so you would expect some sort of price reduction. Not really with their case. It cost almost as much as ruffoni. If you check at Amazon, the 11 piece set cost around 1-2k. Not exactly cheap. For that price, I would probably go with Mauviel. Their M tradition set has a hammered finish and it also use a thicker gauge of copper. However, if you want the style and looks of Amoretti Brother, there are no other. The Finial and hammering is unique to their brand.
Amoretti Brothers Copper Cookware Thoughts
Amoretti Brothers Copper Cookware is very beautiful and well made. However, the price is the main issue. Copper cookware is a niche market. Almost all the manufacturer charges this price. If you want performance you have to pay for it. In terms of look, they are very unique. The hammering and finial is different from other manufacturer. The closest one is Ruffoni. Just be aware that copper will patina and that the mirror finish wont last.
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