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Old school aluminium cookware, cast iron handle - where can I find it?

Robinson88 Jul 10, 2012 07:36 AM

Hi, can any of you tell me where I could find heavy gauge aluminium cookware with a cast iron handle, preferably a large, fairly deep saute pan? Think they are fairly retro nowadays, they appear in older cookery clips in commercial kitchens usually. Does anybody still make it?

Thanks in advance for any help!

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  1. kaleokahu RE: Robinson88 Jul 10, 2012 08:25 AM

    Hi, Robinson:

    New aluminum saute w/ CI handle isn't going to be easy. If cast SS handles are OK (stay even cooler than CI), try http://www.webstaurantstore.com/vendo...

    If you must have Al+CI, I think you'll have to scrounge. Some early 20th C French makers (e.g., Mauviel, Jaquotot, Gaillard) made some really good, thick aluminum pans with CI handles, but they are very hard to find.


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    1. re: kaleokahu
      Robinson88 RE: kaleokahu Jul 10, 2012 09:18 AM

      Hi Kaleo,

      Thanks for the response. Not too keen on the Vollrath really thin handles, find them a bit strange to use. Guess I am searching for the old stuff then!


      1. re: Robinson88
        kaleokahu RE: Robinson88 Jul 10, 2012 09:21 AM

        My friend Alarash recently sold some Mauviel saucepans like this. I'll see if he has any more.

        Another idea would be to scrounge a CI handle or two, and have them put on new Al pans. PITA, but doable--you might have a few blind rivet holes.

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          Robinson88 RE: kaleokahu Jul 10, 2012 09:40 AM

          Thanks a lot.

          Will try and find a picture, although even Google images is struggling.

          1. re: kaleokahu
            wekick RE: kaleokahu Jul 10, 2012 11:31 AM

            I've seen the Mauviel ones on ebay and they were pretty reasonable.

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