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Sep 13, 2011 02:30 PM

Weight of Sitram rondeau? Profiserie and Catering

I'm searching for a two-handled pan that will offer a full 11" of frying surface and is at least 3" deep, but preferably no more than 4".

Looking at disk-based choices, a low end contender is Cuisinart Chef's Classic 5.5-quart saute, which has ideal dimensions (30 cm diameter, 3" deep). It would need handle modification, as only the Multiclad Pro line is available in a two-handled version. It weighs about 4lb 10oz.

The Sitram rondeau, either Catering (copper disk) or Profiserie (aluminum disk), of course has the two handles, and the 7.5-qt model is exactly the right diameter, but it appears to be at least 4" deep. Does anyone reading here have either of these pans? If so, how deep is it, and how much does it weigh (without lid)?

Both of these are great pans and still available at v reasonable prices, but I need to know the weights and depth to make a decision. The help of chowhounds is much appreciated!

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  1. I have the Sitram Catering rondeau. The one I have is a little less than 12-inches in diameter and is just under 4-inches deep. It weighs 7 pounds, 9 ounces.

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    1. In notes from some time ago, I have the Sitram Profiserie rondeau listed as 7 lb. This is probably from a vendor's site, and might be rounded up. Aluminum is lighter than copper, but the alum disk in the base is at least twice as thick as the copper one in the Catering line.

      In the event, I decided to settle for a smaller pan, picking up a 4-qt sauteuse in All-Clad's original LTD line [effective frying surface of 10']. There's a real dearth of options in between that and the big Sitrams, other than $$ copper.

      The Regal company in Wisconsin is clearly able to manufacture heavy-duty aluminum lined with stainless; I'd love to see them offer a decent sauteuse -- say, 30 cm / 11.8" across and 3.5" deep, something on the order of 5 or 6 quarts.