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PAN 999 Silver and Iron Pot

c. 2015

by Tobia Scarpa

Pot Pan 999 Tobia Scarpa San Lorenzo 5

With its gener­ous propor­tions and sleek profile, Tobia Scarpa’s PAN 999 Pot is a versa­tile addi­tion to any kitchen. Its handles are hollow, for ease of move­ment and clean­ing, and its deep well allows for low-temper­a­ture frying, brais­ing, or boiling. The Pot is a stand­out of Scarpa’s Cooking in Silver cook­ware line, manu­fac­tured by the Milanese silver­smith studio San Lorenzo; as with its compan­ion sauce and frying pans, the Pot is made of pure iron with an inte­rior pure silver, which conducts heat more uniformly than copper while remain­ing antibac­te­r­ial whether used on conduc­tion, glass, ceramic cook­tops or with gas burners and ovens. A single lid tops any pan in the line, and all may be easily cleaned with a simple appli­ca­tion of White of Spain non-toxic clay.

Silver is the most conduc­tive of metals, even better than copper, and it is able to diffuse it in a uniform manner, allow­ing food to be cooked rapidly at a low temper­a­ture and thus preserv­ing its nutri­ent value. Sulfi­da­tion (black­en­ing) of the silver surface during cooking is normal and to be expected. It occurs without any nega­tive effect on health and on food quality and can be peri­od­i­cally removed with the non-toxic White of Spain (puri­fied clay) included with each piece. Strew clay over silver surface and rub with damp paper towel or cloth, then rinse.

Other items in the collec­tion include a saucepan, regular pan, frying pan, and a lid. All of these pieces are sold indi­vid­u­ally at Cooks & Poets.

Tobia Scarpa

Tobia Scarpa

Born in 1935 in Venice, Italy, Tobia Scarpa is a designer and architect. He studied architecture at the Università Iuav di Venezia, graduating in 1969. From ergonomically functional furniture to cutting-edge cookware, he has been known for decades for his designs, blending cultural history into everything he creates.

Scarpa’s career has been filled with significant honors, including the Compasso d'Oro Award in 1969 and The International Forum Design Hanover Award in 1992. His works are included in the collections of cultural institutions such as The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Louvre, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.

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