Mauviel Cookware Review

BEST VALUE COPPER SET
Mauviel M250C 5-piece Set

If you want to get the most value for your money then choose 5-piece set:

  1. It has the most essential items: Frying pan, saute pan and saucepot with lids. If you need a stockpot then
  2. Like all Mauviel copper cookware it's made in France and is very high quality.
  3. 2.5mm copper thickness provides excellent cooking performance and control
  4. Lifetime guarantee.
  5. Like all copper cookware it neds proper care to stay beautiful, has no place in a dishwasher or induction stove.
BEST VALUE COPPER PAN
Mauviel M'Heritage M250C

We recommend M250S 10-inch frying pan if you need just one pan or want to try copper cookware before committing to the whole set. It has the same features as items in the set.

Why choose Mauviel?

Mauviel first started making copper cookware in 1830 and was founded by Mr. Ernest Mauviel in a village in Normandy called Villedieu-les-Poêles. Nearly two hundred year down the line they are still making superior quality copper cookware.

Mauviel produces lots of different products including champagne buckets, cookware, butter dishes, mini cookware and serving trays. They use a variety of materials when constructing their products including copper, stainless steel and aluminum.

Copper cookware is a stunning addition to the kitchen, it really stands out and makes an impression. Mauviel cookware is both breathtaking and durable. The copper pots and pans are built to last for several generations, while being used daily, and are suitable for both home chefs and professional chefs.

Copper is great at retaining and evenly distributing heat and ranks between cast iron and aluminum in comparison. Because of its excellent heat retention and distribution, copper only needs half as much heat as other metal cookware and will continue to cook even after you have switched off the hob. 

Stainless steel, copper and aluminum are all materials that work well on most hobs. You will need to purchase an interface disc for your copper cookware if you want to use it on an induction hob. Copper does not work so well on induction hobs and the disc will aid in the transfer heat.

Mauviel cookware retains its shiny surface and is durable under high heat. Copper, however, does require more care than just washing after use. The tin layer that coats the copper needs to be polished after every dozen uses to make sure it doesn’t wear down. This can be done using copper polish, lemon juice or vinegar.

Table of Contents

1. Mauviel M’Cook Stainless Steel Series

Mauviel 5200.23 M'Cook Set (10-Piece)
  • 5 ply Construction - High performance cookware, works on all cooking surfaces, including induction
  • 2.6 mm Thickness on all shapes - even heat distribution (fast, uniform, controlled cooking)
  • Pouring rims on all shapes - eliminates drips when pouring liquids

The M’Cook Stainless Steel Series is both durable and beautiful.  The uniquely designed handles are made to fit your hand perfectly and provide complete control when cooking.

The cast stainless steel handles are firmly riveted to the pots and pans with stainless steel rivets. Although they are stainless steel, the handles stay cool while you are cooking.

This series is quite diverse and can be used in the oven up to 680F.

It’s also dishwasher safe, which will save you time when cleaning up after cooking. These pots and pans cook very well and are safe to use on most hobs including induction.

The M’Cook series is available in a 5-piece, a 8-piece, a 9-piece, a 10-piece and a 14-piece.

The 5-piece set offers a 1.9-quart saucepan, a 3.4-quart sauté pan, both with lids, and a 9.5-inch skillet.

The 8-piece offers the same saucepans as the 5-piece set and as well as 2.7-quart saucepan, all with lids, a 8-inch non-stick frying pan and a 10.2-inch skillet.

The 9-piece is made up of a 1.2 and a 2.7-quart saucepans, a 3.4-quart sauté pan, a 6.4-quart dutch oven, all with lids, and a 9.50-inch skillet.

The 10 piece is made up of: a 6.4-quart dutch oven, a 3.4-quart sauté pan, a 2.7-quart saucepan, a 1.2-quart saucepan, all with lids, and a 9.5-inch skillet.

The 14-piece offers a 1.2, 1.9 and a 3.4-quart saucepan, a sauté pan, a 6.1-quart stewpan, a 9.9-quart stock pot, all with lids, a 9.5-inch non-stick frying pan and a 11.8-inch frying pan.

They are constructed in a 5-ply design, which provides optimum heat retention and even heat distribution. The 5-ply design will also help prevent the pan from warping.

The cookware set has a nice thickness of 1mm-2.6mm, depending on which piece of cookware you are using, which also helps with quick, controlled cooking and even heat distribution.

The pouring rims on both the pots and the pans help to prevent drips when pouring.

To top it all off, this cookware set has a lifetime warranty.

Things to love:

  • The pots and pans are constructed using a 5-ply design, which helps retain and evenly distribute heat when cooking.
  • They are dishwasher and oven safe up to temperatures of 680F.
  • The comfortable stainless steel handles stay cool and provide complete control when cooking.

What’s not to like?

  • A customer commented that the lids should fit more precisely and the handles on the lids should be bigger.
  • These pots and pans are quite expensive.

Final Remarks:

These stainless steel pots and pans are very durable and will last you for several decades to come. This elegantly handcrafted cookware set is designed for everyday use by home and professional chefs. This is a top-quality cookware set and its 5-ply stainless steel design ensures optimal cooking every time.

Our score: 4.5 out of 5.

2. Mauviel M150S-10 Piece Cookware Set

Mauviel M'Heritage Stainless Steel Handle, Copper, 1.5 mm (10-Piece)
  • Copper and stainless steel cookware
  • Set includes two saucepans, two frying pans, a stewpan, a saute pan, and a Copperbrill cleaner
  • Lids for sauce, stew, and saute pans included

With its copper outer layer and stainless steel cooking surface, the Mauviel M150S-10 Piece Cookware Set is breathtaking.

Copper heats up faster than other metals and provides faster, more even cooking. Copper is a great at retaining heat and evenly distributing it.

The pots and pans are constructed out of bilaminated copper stainless steel, which is a mix of 90% copper and 10% 18/10 stainless steel. The non-reactive stainless steel preserves flavors and is quick and easy to clean.

The set includes a 6.4-quart stew pan, a 3.2-quart sauté pan, a 1.9 and a 3.6-quart saucepan, all with lids, and a 8-inch round fry pan and a 10.2 inch skillet. The set also comes with a copperbrill cleaner to help you keep your pots and pans in pristine condition. 

The set works on most hobs including electric, halogen and gas and is oven safe.

If you want to use these pots and pans on an induction stove you will need to purchase an induction stove interface disc, which can be bought separately.

These pots and pans are very durable, and the pans range in thickness from 1.5mm-2.5mm.

The Mauviel M150S – 10 Piece Set also comes with a lifetime warranty.

Things to love:

  • The mixture of copper and stainless steel makes these pans heat up quickly provides even cooking.
  • This set comes with a lifetime warranty.
  • These pots and pans are oven safe and easy to clean.

What’s not to like?

  • A customer said that the pots and pans are a bit heavy.
  • If you want to use these pots and pans on an induction stove you will need to separately purchase an interface disc.
  • These pots are not dishwasher safe.

Final Remarks:

This set with its copper and stainless steel design provides superior heating and even cooking. The copper outer layer looks beautiful, and the stainless steel allows for healthy cooking. The lifetime warranty guarantees a purchase that you don’t have to be worried about. These pots and pans are going to last you many, many years.

Our score: 4.9 out of 5

3. Mauviel M’Steel Carbon Steel Non-Stick 9.5-Inch Frying Pan

Mauviel M'Steel, carbon, nonstick fry pan, 9.5 Inch, Black Steel
  • MADE IN FRANCE. Made of extra thick black steel /carbon steel. Iron handles. Excellent heat conduction –ideal for searing.
  • HIGH PERFORMANCE. Commercial grade durability withstands high temperature allowing for longer preheating and excellent searing capabilities.
  • NATURAL NON-STICK. Before first use, season the pan per manufacture recommendations. The pan will build up a natural nonstick property and darken overtime.

The Mauviel M’Steel Non-Stick Frying Pan is constructed out of extra-thick carbon steel. It offers excellent heat conduction and can withstand high heats, which allows for a longer preheating period and makes it ideal for searing. It has an iron handle that is comfortable to use and offers complete control of the pan while cooking. The pan has been designed for maximum durability.

The pan can be used on all cooking hobs including induction, halogen, gas and electric and is oven safe. It does not have a spray on non-stick layer, but should be seasoned before use according to the manufacturers instructions for a natural non-stick layer. Once seasoned, you can start cooking with the pan and it will build up a natural non-stick layer and darken over time.

Things to love:

  • This pan is a healthier alternative to most non-stick coatings and can be seasoned for non-stick cooking.
  • The extra thick carbon steel conducts heat well and can withstand high heats.

What’s not to like?

  • Several customers have commented that their pan arrived rusted.
  • Others seasoned their pans according to the instructions given by the manufacturer and were disappointed with the results.

Final Remarks:

This durable carbon steel pan will make a nice addition to your cookware collection and is excellent for browning, searing and stir-frying. Made to last, the natural seasoning provides a longer lasting non-stick layer than other pots and pans.

Our score: 4.3 out of 5

4. Mauviel M’Steel Black Steel Curved Sauté Pan

Mauviel Made In France M'Steel Black Steel Splayed Curved Sauté Pan, 11"/28cm, Steel
  • MADE IN FRANCE. Made of extra thick 1.2-3mm black steel /carbon steel. Iron handles. Excellent heat conduction –ideal for searing.
  • Mauviel, the renowned copper cookware manufacturer in France, presents M 'steel
  • M 'steel is a collection of frying pans, sauté pans, woks and crepe pans made of extra thick Black Steel with riveted steel handles

This curved sauté pan is made out of extra thick black steel, which is steel that has not been galvanized. It is similar to carbon steel but it less prone to corrosion. The pan has an iron handle that is riveted firmly to the side of the pan.

Like the previous carbon steel pan, the M’Steel Black Steel Curved Sauté Pan is an excellent heat conductor and is highly durable. It also has the same features.

The majority of people who have bought this pan are satisfied with their purchase and enjoy cooking with it. This series of cookware is designed to work on most hobs including induction and is safe to use with metal utensils.

Things to love:

  • This sauté pan is made out of black steel, which is less prone to corrosion than carbon steel.
  • The black steel is an excellent heat conductor and provides an enjoyable cooking experience.
  • You can use metal utensils when cooking with this pan.

What’s not to like?

  • Several customers found that the beeswax coating that comes with the pan was not easy to remove.
  • Customers also struggled to find a lid that fitted the pan.

Final Remarks:

This 9.5-inch sauté pan is solid and sturdy, and lighter than cast iron. The high sides of the sauté pan make cooking foods like vegetables and pasta easy. Removing the beeswax layer that protects the pan on arrival may take some work but the non-stick option it provides is healthier and longer lasting than most pans.

Our score: 4.6 out of 5

5. Mauviel Black Steel 11.8-inch Wok

Mauviel Made In France M'Steel Black Steel Wok, 11.8", Steel
  • MADE IN FRANCE. Made of extra thick 1.2-3mm black steel /carbon steel. Iron handles. Excellent heat conduction –ideal for searing.
  • Mauviel, the renowned copper cookware manufacturer in France, presents M'steel
  • M'steel is a collection of frying pans, saute pans, woks and crepe pans made of extra thick Black Steel with riveted steel handles

This hand crafted, 3mm thick black steel wok has excellent heat conduction properties and is ideal for stir-fries and searing. It is a valuable addition to any kitchen cookware.

The wok can be used on all hobs including gas, electric and induction. It is also safe to use metal utensils when cooking. Its 9-inch long iron handle is firmly attached to the side of the wok, providing optimum control while cooking.

This wok can be seasoned to provide healthy non-stick cooking. As with all M’Steel products, avoid washing the wok with dish soap and rather wash it with warm water by hand with a soft sponge and dry it thoroughly to retain the non-stick layer that builds up.

Things to love:

  • The black steel provides the wok with constant, evenly distributed heat while cooking. This ensures excellent stir-frying.
  • It is safe to use metal utensils when cooking with the wok.

What’s not to like?

  • Customers struggled to get the beeswax coating off the wok.

Final Remarks:

This top quality wok is made to be used on high heats. The effort required to season the wok is worth every effort and will enable you to take maximum advantage of the excellent heat distribution the steel offers. The black steel does not make the wok much heavier than other woks but definitely offers superior quality and long-term cooking.

Our score: 4.8 out of 5

 

M’cook Stainless Steel

Mauviel M150S-10 Piece Cookware Set

M’heritage Copper Cookware Set

M’Steel Black Steel/Carbon Steel

Thickness

1mm-2.6mm

1.5mm-2.5mm

1.5mm

3mm

Material

Stainless Steel

Copper and Stainless Steel

Copper and Stainless Steel

Black Steel/Carbon Steel

Handles

Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel

Iron/Stainless Steel

Oven Safe

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Dishwasher Safe

Yes

No

No

No

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