Bain-Marie - 16CM

  • Ideal for preparing cheese and chocolate fondues
  • Crafted in solid copper for unparalleled heat conductivity
  • Hammered for increased strength and lasting beauty
  • Tin-lined by hand over fire
  • Made in Italy

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Becoming familiar with your new ruffoni

Perhaps less known than other kitchen tools, the Bain-Marie is a precious ally for many recipes, both sweet and savory.
You can use it to melt chocolate and cheese for a sweet or savory fondue, of course, but this beautiful double-boiler will prove useful for many sauces and desserts as well.
The insert is made of durable porcelain, easy to use and care for, while the solid copper pot can have infinite other uses as an independent saucepan.

Crafted in solid copper for superior heat conductivity, hammered for increased strength and lasting beauty and tin-lined by hand over fire — so naturally low-stick.
The riveted stick handles are cast in solid bronze, and the lid is crowned by Ruffoni's signature acorns and leaves.

Made in Italy.


Diameter: 16 cm Height: 21 cm Capacity: 1,6 lt Cookware: solid, hammered copper Lining: high purity tin, applied by hand over fire Handles material: solid bronze Lid: included
Oven-safe: yes, up to 220°C Stovetop: gas recommended - no inductionSKU: 99250/3220BWash by hand
Made in Italy

Ideas for Use

Getting the most out of your Ruffoni Bain-Marie & Fondue

Fondue is the perfect communal activity for a big family weekend dinner or for a fun party with friends. You can use the Ruffoni Fondue set to make oil-based or broth-based fondues at the table in European style, but also for a Chinese hot pot or a Japanese-style shabu-shabu. For a fun and delicious fondue Bourguignon you can use tenderloin, sirloin or filet mignon cuts, but we also recommend trying it with vegetables, shrimp or chicken, and serving with lots of dipping sauces for fun.

By pairing a porcelain insert with a fondue pot, we get a bain-marie: the double-boiler cooking method is gentle and consistent enough to create velvety smooth cheese and chocolate fondues! Start a meal with a rich cheese fondue served with bread, apples and crunchy vegetables for dipping, or save the best for last, by melting high quality dark chocolate for a Belgian fondue accompanied by fresh fruit, biscuits and marshmallows: a sharing dessert that is as delicious as it is simple and fun! Also try other mouthwatering desserts such as custard and budini, and why not experiment with warm sauces such as Hollandaise and beurre blanc!

The copper pot has been hammered by our master coppersmiths to ensure increased strength and lasting beauty, and internally lined with the purest tin, applied by hand over fire, so that it can be also used as a regular sauce pot to simmer delicious sauces, boil vegetables and cook grains directly on your stove.

Use and Care For The Historia Collection

Taking care of your Ruffoni the right way


Recommended for use on gas stovetops, open flames (wood, charcoal, barbecue) and in the oven - electric cooktops also possible.

Never heat the pot empty and do not exceed 220 C (430 F). Bronze handles will get hot: always use pot holders while cooking.

Use wood or plastic tools to avoid scratching the tin lining.

Washing & Polishing

Hand-wash with a soft sponge and mild detergent, and dry immediately with a soft cloth.

With use, copper develops a rich patina over time that many love and cherish. To restore a polished shine, use a good copper polish (like Ruffoni Cleaner) or salt with lemon juice/vinegar.

Tin Care

Tin will naturally discolor over time, but remain equally effective. Depending on use, the tin lining may eventually wear off and require retinning. Prolong the tin lining's life by not scratching it with metal tools, never overheating the cookware, and limiting the use of acidic ingredients.

A Timeless Classic

The Historia Collection

Historia, meaning 'history' in Latin, is perhaps Ruffoni's most iconic collection. Each shape has been created by our master coppersmiths in the same way as cooking vessels were manufactured in royal castles and palaces upon the request of court cooks. Truly a celebration of our shared culinary history, with this collection we relive centuries of tradition and honor exquisite craftmanship:

- Each item is skillfully crafted from a single sheet of copper for maximum heat conductivity and superior temperature control

- Hammered by our master coppersmiths to ensure increased stregth and lasting beauty

- Internally lined by hand over fire with the purest, durable nonreactive tin so naturally low-stick

- Bronze handles are individually cast and attached with durable stainless steel rivets

- Handles and lids are enriched with finials in exquisite shapes such as acorns, artichokes, vegetables and animals to bring warmth and elegance to any table

- Heirloom quality items, worthy of being handed down through generations

- Lifetime Warranty

- Made in Italy