The de Buyer Prima Matera copper saucepan 20 cm has a chic appearance and excellent cooking properties. Copper is one of the best heat conductors and distributes heat exceptionally well. It's not without reason that copper pans have been used by top chefs worldwide for decades. Controlling the temperature is easier in this pan. This makes it highly suitable for making sauces or melting chocolate. The inside of the copper pan is made of stainless steel, so it is easier to clean. The ergonomic handle is also made of stainless steel and doesn't get hot during cooking. The pan is suitable for all heat sources. This includes induction, thanks to the magnetised bottom. This de Buyer Prima Matera is indispensable for every cooking enthusiast!
Copper pans: maintenance
The Prima Matera pan needs a bit of maintenance to keep it in top condition. Regularly polish the outside of the pan with copper polish. This preserves the beautiful copper colour. Clean the pan after each use with water and a mild detergent. Are there still food residues in the pan? Fill the pan with lukewarm water and mild detergent and let it sit for a few hours. Then clean the pan with a sponge. To prevent rust from forming, we strongly advise against cleaning it in the dishwasher.
History of de Buyer
French company de Buyer has been producing top-quality cookware for over 190 years. All its products are still produced in France. Original European quality. De Buyer pans have been a firm favourite in professional kitchens for decades. De Buyer pans are the absolute pinnacle of French cuisine. As well as exceptionally good pans for professional kitchens, de Buyer also makes extremely good mandolins!
Pans with no PFAS, PFOA or PTFE
The abbreviation PFAS stands for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances. These are man-made substances that do not naturally occur in the environment. Some examples of PFAS are GenX, PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid) and PFOS (perfluorooctanesulfonic acids). PFAS is an umbrella term for all these substances, which are used in many products, including frying pans, grill pans and wok pans. PFAS have useful properties: among other things, they are repellent to water, grease and dirt. However, we now know that PFAS are harmful to health.
Teflon is the commercial name for various plastic fluoropolymers, such as PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene). PFAS is used to make these plastic fluoropolymers. Teflon provides the product with a water-repellent and dirt-repellent layer and it is also heat-resistant. PTFE also allows two surfaces to slide over each other easily. That is why PTFE is found in pans with a non-stick coating. In other words: they're all the same thing. This pan is free from PFAS, PFOA and PTFE. You can use this pan to cook with complete peace of mind.