John N. www.falkusa.com Falk 32cm Signature Line Copper Stew Pot March 15, 2016
Stewpot as described. It weighs about 9.1 lbs and its top interior diameter from inside rim to rim is 12.5 inches. The inside diameter of the bottom of the pot is approximately 10.5 inches and it sits flatly. Technical Description: Itäó»s a big awesome looking pot that seems like it will hold every bit of the 8.24 quarts that its product description claims. The stewpot was shipped and delivered promptly thr FedEx Home Delivery w/ signature required. Well protected in bubble wrap inside a thick/sturdy shipping box. The quality and thickness of the Falk copper pot I received is comparable to the 2.5 mm thick pieces of Mauviel and Bourgeat copper cookware that I own. I like the flared rim, brushed exterior, matte/satin stainless interior, and small rivet heads that characterize the Falk design. Donäó»t know whether the small rivet heads and the 2-rivet/handle design in stainless steel vs. 3-rivet/handle design in cast iron compromises the strength/durability of the handle connection. However, the rivet heads and the stainless handle rivet äóěplatesäóť are flush with and well connected to the walls of the pot. The stainless steel handles are more substantial and visually appealing than their product pictures suggest. In stovetop cooking the stainless steel handle design does a really good job of preventing the heat in the copper pot body from overheating the handles to the point of requiring pot holders. A summary of pros/cons of stainless steel (Falk Signature Line) vs. cast iron (Falk Classical Line) handle design: handle burn risk, rust issues/maintenance, strength/durability of handle connection, and modern v. äóěclassicäóť look. The product/security sticker on the stainless interior was very difficult to remove; I had to use nail polish remover. The pan heats quickly and uniformly and the stainless interior cleans easily.