Ruffoni Historia Copper Artichoke-Handle Stock Pots

$425 $475
Summary

Hand-hammered at a family-owned workshop in the Italian Alps, this versatile stockpot is crafted from a single sheet of copper then lined with tin. The heat-responsive pan is finished with handles and a lid adorned with sculptural artichokes and their graceful leaves.

  • Crafted of hand-hammered copper for excellent heat conductivity.
  • Interior is lined with durable nonreactive tin.
  • Tin-lined copper lid is crowned with a hand-cast brass artichoke and leaves.
  • Riveted brass handles.
  • Made in Italy.
Dimensions & More Info
  • 7 1/2-Qt.: 9 1/4" diam., 7" high; 6 lb.; 3 oz. with lid.
  • 12 1/4-Qt.: 10 3/4" diam., 8 1/2" tall; 7 lb. 8 oz. with lid.
  • Made in Italy.
Use & Care

Use

  • Ideal for gas and electric cooktops.
  • Oven safe to 450°F.
  • To protect the tin lining from damage, do not heat the pot empty or at temperatures above 450°F.
  • Use wood, plastic or heat-resistant nylon tools to avoid scratching the tin lining.

Care

  • Allow pot to cool before washing.
  • Hand-wash; dry immediately with a soft cloth.
  • Avoid using steel wool, steel scouring pads or harsh detergents.
  • Copper will develop a rich patina over time. This will not affect the pan's cooking performance. To keep the exterior looking new, use a copper polish or a combination of lemon and salt.
  • The tin lining protects foods from reacting with copper but will become discolored over time. This is normal. Depending on the frequency of use and types of food cooked, the tin lining may eventually have to be replaced. To prolong the lining's usefulness, avoid cooking acidic ingredients in your tin-lined cookware.
Shipping

Shipping Information

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Shipping Rates

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Next Day Delivery

For an additional charge of $17.50 per address, we can expedite delivery to most destinations. This service is not available for some oversize items, items shipped directly from the supplier (including perishable and custom-manufactured items), out-of-stock items and items to be shipped outside the contiguous 48 states.

Orders received by 9:00 p.m., Eastern time, Monday through Thursday will arrive the next business day; orders placed Friday through Sunday will arrive on the following Tuesday.

Return Policy

At Williams Sonoma, we take great pride in the quality and craftsmanship of our products. Attention to design, materials, safety and construction are our priority. Upon receipt, please inspect your purchase and notify us of any damage; we will arrange for a prompt replacement.

If within 30 days, you are dissatisfied for any reason, you may return your purchase for a refund of the merchandise value. An original receipt or gift receipt is required for all returns and exchanges. Returns with a gift receipt will be refunded in the form of a Merchandise Credit for the amount indicated on the gift receipt. Returns with original receipt will be refunded in the original form of payment, cash and check refunds over $100 will be issued as a company check (may take 14 business days from time of request).

For all cutlery returns (knife sets, single knives, cutting boards, knife sharpeners, and knife storage) please contact us at 888.922.4108 to initiate the return.

We cannot accept returns on monogrammed, personalized, special-order items, custom upholstery, food, items shipped direct from the vendor, or on items damaged through normal wear and tear. Final sale items ending in .97 or .99 cannot be returned.

Made to Order and Final Sale Furniture items are non-returnable, and cannot be cancelled once the order is placed.

For returns of items purchased from your Williams Sonoma Gift Registry, we will gladly provide a refund or exchange for the merchandise within 90 days of your event or within 90 days of purchase, whichever date is later. View Full Returns Policy.

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More about Ruffoni

Ruffoni was founded in 1962 in Omegna, Italy, a beautiful lakeside town at the base of the Alps that’s known for its tradition of metalworking and coppersmiths. The Ruffoni family preserves this history in its private collection and museum, which showcases antique copper cookware and early copper-production processes. The company’s skilled artisans still use many of these time-tested, hands-on techniques to craft heirloom-quality cookware as beautiful as it is functional. From hand-hammered exteriors to decorative molded handles and knobs, the famous Italian attention to design shines in every piece.

  • Rated 1 out of 5 by from Extremely Disappointed After years of using my Ruffoni 7qt plus pot I am severely disappointed to discover the tinning has failed at the bottom. I can deal with discolorations inside and out, but the failure of the tinning makes it unusable. The cost is too great for it to fail at this point (little use annually). It is why I cannot recommend this product.
    Date published: 2016-12-26
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Tin wears thin After limited use the tin has worn thin on our stockpot. It turned our chicken black. Now we can't get the black stuff off the inside of the pot no matter how much we clean it. After reading some of the other reviews I realize it is a common problem. The pot looks wonderful but performs poorly.
    Date published: 2016-12-14
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Good for looks only I bought the 4 3/4 qt and used it for over three months hoping to get used to it. It is very high maintenance, if you want it to keep it shiny at all times. What I minded the most was the dark film the interior tin would release. It doesn't matter how much you wash it, it keeps releasing it. You will be able to tell when drying it as it stains the cloth. I cannot be convinced that it is food safe. I am very greatful that WS allowed me to return it. I would not recommend buying it. If you do buy it, the best way to keep the exterior shiny is by washing it with a soft cloth (cotton material worked best), barkeepers friend, and COLD wanter. You must dry it right away. DO NOT USE HOT water. That was what would create the tarnish and it would take longer to get it back shiny. I have to say that it was beautiful to look at on the stove or table. But, I spent more time keeping it clean and shiny than enjoying it. If you love copper go with the stainless steel interior.
    Date published: 2015-05-25
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not as advertised This is not the normal professional grade Ruffoni pot. I received this as a gift January 2014. Used about 3x per week and tinning had failed by November. Took to Williams Sonoma and was told it was mis-used. Seems the only appropriate use is as a serving dish. Have no trouble with the four other Ruffoni pots/pans in my kitchen, some of which are used more than once a day for many years. Retinning can not be done locally, but got quotes in the $250 range - not really worth it.
    Date published: 2015-02-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ruffoni is Quality I own several pieces of cookware by Ruffoni and decided that I wanted a small stock pot. I shop at the store often and wanted to be able to feel this pot before ordering. It's beautiful and so well made. Would not hesitate more of their cookware, and I plan on adding to my collection of Ruffoni in the future..
    Date published: 2015-01-12
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Waste of money! I bought this item as a gift for my wife. For a few months it sat unused and looked pretty on the countertop. And it is a very pretty pot. Unfortunately it was then used and its flaws were exposed. This is not a Copper pot. It is a tin pot thinly clad (likely electroplated) in copper. After a single use in a high end home kitchen burner the bottom shows areas where the copper has disappeared. For this price I was expecting much better. This does not compare at all with the All Clad Copper Core pots we generally use for cooking (which are excellent). This was my first piece of Ruffoni cookware and is likely my last.
    Date published: 2014-12-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful pot, beautiful food "Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful." It's nice when something meets both criteria. We received this pot as a gift- and it's a showstopper! Gorgeous piece. I make a large amount of vegetable soup in it every week, and this is a pleasure to use. It does conduct heat quickly and even filled up you don't need to turn up the heat (and of course shouldn't to preserve the tin lining). I know others like stainless lined copper, and I get it. I have one mauviel stainless lined copper omelette pan and it's a lovely pan, but not as quick heating as this. Follow the directions and never heat a tin lined pan empty- then hand wash and dry- not a big deal. It turns out great soup! Fortunate to have.
    Date published: 2014-11-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Life long cookware! I have had this stockpot, and 4 other Ruffoni pieces for over a year now. They are not only visually stunning but amazing to cook with. The heavy gage, consistent even heating turn out best results each time. If you take care of your copper cookware it will Last a life time. This company has been in business for well over 100 years. If the products needed re lined they would not be associated as high quality cookware. I highly recommend this stockpot and the line. The company backs all their pieces sold and it has a warranty. If any piece is damaged they will replace it. Why would William Sonoma re line ANY other brand of copper cookware. You would send it to the maker. That made no sense. Reviewers who tout a different brand than the one they are supposed to be reviewing is an automatic red flag for me.
    Date published: 2013-10-12
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