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Matfer Bourgeat vs Mauviel Exterior Finish and Rivet Placement


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Matfer Bourgeat vs Mauviel Exterior Finish and Rivet Placement

Lawrence1 | Jul 4, 2013 05:07 PM

Hello All,

Happy 4th of July!

I was very close to purchasing a few Falk 2.5 mm copper pans, but now have reservations after reading negative comments on quality control and customer service.

I cook and bake nearly everything from scratch and proudly display all of my cookware, so I want the best performing and best looking pieces available and go to considerable length and expense to obtain them.

I currently have two Mauviel Heritage 250c pans - 3.1 qt splayed saute pan & 3.6 qt sauce pan, but find myself wanting more copper pans.

If I were to purchase a few Matfer Bourgeat pieces such as their 11" 5 1/4 qt brazier (rondeau?) Item # 374128 & 1 5/8th qt flared saute pan item # 373020, how well would the exteriors match my Mauviel exteriors? I know both are mirror polished (not brushed like Falk), but are they fairly indistinguishable?

Also, I know the rivet placement on the Bourgeat pans is lower for better leverage. Does sauce easily get trapped around the rivets? I rarely have the rivets on my Mauviel pans fully submerged, but I believe this will be a constant occurrence with the Bourgeat pans and don't necessarily want to be cleaning around them with tooth picks after every use.

Thank you!


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