A company that’s based in France, Matfer Bourgeat has been around for over two hundred years. This family-owned company produces the best copper cookware, with many of their products used in professional kitchens all over the world.
The Mafter 915901 is an eight-piece cookware set that features a durable stainless steel lined interior that makes cooking and cleanup a breeze. You can use any type of utensil or scrubber without the fear of damaging the lining, which is a huge plus in any kitchen.
This large set is perfect for both home and professional use.
Our Verdict: This large copper cookware set is lined with stainless steel, which makes it more durable than tin-lined copper cookware. The only real downside we came across with this set is that it’s lacking a skillet. However, it comes with a variety of pots and pans, all of which would be a welcome addition to any cook’s cookware collection. Aesthetically speaking, these cookware set is gorgeous and definitely display-worthy.
Keep reading to learn why this copper cookware set earned such a high rating.
Overview and Features
Most types of nonstick cookware must be replaced often. While they’re easy to clean, you’ll notice the interior begin to chip in a matter of months. But this cookware set by Mafter was designed to last. With proper care, this set can stay in your family for generations to come.
Stainless steel copper cookware is more affordable compared to tin-lined copper cookware, additionally, it also makes the cookware more durable, so this set is suitable for heavy daily use. However, some cooks have noted that the cookware tends to take longer to heat up compared to tin-lined cookware.
But unlike tin-lined cookware, you don’t have to worry about having this set relined a few years down the line.
This set consists of:
- 11-inch brazier
- 7 1/8-inch saucepan
- 9 ½ inch casserole dish
- 9 ½ flared saute pan
The cookware set is made out of two-and-a-half-millimeters of red copper that’s sandwiched between polished stainless steel. This is the perfect thickness if you’re looking for cookware that can withstand heavy-duty use.
The cookware offers uniform heat conduction, so your food will cook faster, and evenly. The thick cast iron handles provide improved balance for ease of use but are not designed for induction oven use.
Because of their high price copper cookware can often be overlooked. But if you love cooking or you work in a professional kitchen, you’ll be blown away by how much of a difference using copper pots and pans can make. In fact, they’ll speed up cooking time, plus cleanup is also easier.
If you find yourself constantly dealing with food that’s burned in spots, unevenly cooked food, or slow boil times, it’s not you, or your cooking skills. It has to do with the type of cookware you’re using.
Copper pots and pans can change all that, allowing you to efficiently cook every dish in just a fraction of the time.
Once you cook your first meal with this set you’ll never go back to cooking with low-quality Teflon cookware.
The manufacturer will replace or repair any defective cookware, should you run into any issues with the quality of construction, or workmanship with regular use. This does not include damage caused by misuse or improper care and maintenance.
Copper Cookware You can Rely on
You can definitely expect a learning curve if you’ve never cooked with copper pots and pans before. Because the cookware heats up so quickly there’s no need to preheat. Additionally, the pots and pans should be removed promptly from a hot stove once your dish is ready.
If you’re ready to take your cooking up a notch, then copper cookware is the answer. For many, the price of this set will give them pause. Regular nonstick cookware must be replaced every year, and over the years the price can really add up. Using low-quality cookware can also lead to longer cook times and more time spent in the kitchen scrubbing pots and pans.
Mafter has given you the solution to this ongoing problem with their eight-piece copper cookware set.
If you take your cooking seriously, want to spend less time in your kitchen, and you’re tired of overcooking or undercooking your food, copper cookware is the answer.
The combination of stainless steel, copper, and cast iron make this set very easy to maintain. You can polish both the exterior and interior with a plain soft cloth, to a shine after each use.
Because they’re so easy to clean that means you’ll spend less time in the kitchen.
The cookware is not dishwasher safe. Each piece must be washed in warm soapy water and dried by hand. Closely inspect each piece after washing to ensure no leftover food particles remain.
Tarnishing can occur due to moisture in the air. Polishing the cookware using an approved copper polish once a month will help to minimize discoloration and will keep your cookware looking new.
The stainless steel lining not only adds to the cookware’s durability, it also helps to keep the price down.
Unlike tin-lined copper pots and pans, stainless steel pans do not need to be relined every few years. The stainless-steel interior provides a more durable low maintenance solution. The interior lining will not interfere with the taste of your food and wears well over time. You also won’t have to use special utensils when preparing foods in order to avoid damaging the interior. Stainless steel is impressively durable, so the cookware can easily withstand heavy daily use, making this set a great choice for pro kitchens.
The combination of copper and stainless steel can make clean pouring a real challenge. Fortunately, the manufacturer has thought of everything in terms of functionality.
On the pans, you’ll notice the sleek overturned edges along the top of each piece. These edges work to reduce messy drips and spills when pouring. This unique design is a nice touch and one you’ll come to appreciate when you’re in the middle of making a large meal.
This set comes with a total of four copper lids. Each of the lids is made out of thick copper that features a firmly attached handle. The lids have a gapless design that allows them to fit snuggly over the appropriate pan. Their smooth copper surface also makes them easy to clean. Thanks to the secure fit, the lids work well to trap heat when you’re stewing, boiling, or simmering.
The riveted cast iron handles will provide a nice steady grip. These handles make it easy to maneuver around a busy, crowded kitchen. The heavy-duty rivets used to attach the handles makes the cookware incredibly sturdy and safe to use. The handle design works by counterbalancing the weight of the pans, preventing them from tipping over. They will also remain cool to the touch when in use.
The Total Package
This set comes with everything you need to make most types of dishes, and allows you to prepare a meal large enough to feed six to eight people.
It’s also a more affordable option as opposed to buying one piece of copper cookware at a time. This elegant cookware will be an eye-catching addition to any kitchen. You’ll soon find that once you cook with copper, you won’t want to go back to using aluminum or nonstick cookware ever again.
While the set includes many important pieces that you’ll find yourself using often, we were a little disappointed that the set doesn’t include a large skillet like the Mauviel M’heritage M250B 9-piece 2.5mm copper cookware set.
- Easy to clean
- Thick copper construction
- Lined with stainless steel
- Low maintenance
- Conducts heat well
- Long lasting
- Gorgeous red copper color
- Easy to grip handles
- Not dishwasher safe
- Not intended for use with an induction oven
- This set does not include a skillet