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Mauviel Cookware

Post by sierra2469alpha » Mon, 22 Nov 2010 3:09 pm

Fellow home chefs and chefettes - has anybody seen Mauviel cookware for sale here, apart from the wedding present place? While I can import it I'd prefer to buy locally.

http://www.mauvielusa.com/

Thanks in advance, Mr. P.

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Post by QRM » Mon, 22 Nov 2010 3:21 pm

Long time no hear! I saw some down at Sia Huat at temple street and in Bangsar shopping centre in KL ( Malaysia ).

Now if you find some where that can re-line them locally that would be well handy.

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Post by sierra2469alpha » Mon, 22 Nov 2010 5:06 pm

Thnaks Rick - you mean re-line because they version they stock has the tin lining?

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Post by Photoman001 » Thu, 28 Apr 2011 1:11 pm

Did you gentlemen find what you were after in relation to Mauviel? We are the importers/distributors in Australia and have had enquiries from Restaurants in Singapore and Thailand recently. We also have details of a retinning service in various states here.

I may be travelling to Singapore and Bangkok very soon. I see that you may have imported before and I assume directly from France. I would be interested to discuss prices.
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Post by JR8 » Thu, 28 Apr 2011 5:15 pm

Mauviel are really gay.

When have you ever seen a chef on TV using them? [answer: never. Ask yourself why]

When have you seen photos of people with more money than sense who have a rack of polished Mauviel copper pans lined up in their kitchen to impress their friends? [answer: often]

I'd not even consider such pans unless I was a qualified pro. And then if I were able to afford such fancies, the first thing I'd spend the money on instead is a decent gas hob/range. The latter are sorely lacking in SG in my opinion.

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Post by QRM » Sat, 30 Apr 2011 9:38 am

LOL JR8 you crack me up, dig up an old thread to say copper pans are gay, I take it nothing on TV tonight.

Anyway Yup agree with you on people who have the pots all shiny sitting in kitchen next to the huge shiny industrial food processor that has never been used. The same sort that buys a fancy exotic car only to leave it sitting on the drive of the house.

Ours are well battered and used almost daily. As to the cost, some of the pans the wife has been using for over a quarter of a century so spread the cost over that time frame its not so bad.

It all boils down to being passionate about something and there is no way the other half would part with her pans and well used set of cooking knives that are equally coveted in the kitchen.

I asked her why does she need a set of pans that puts me into the hand burns unit of the local hospital, not to mention knives so frigging sharp I am terrified of using them. Apparently its because you can chuck the pan straight from the hob to the oven. She is so used to the timings as a result of the pans ability to retain the heat she is hesitant to cook with anything else. I am amazed even a minute difference can make or break a meal.

Judging by the amazing dishes she can knock out of our kitchen, no matter what the cost I have yet to find a better meal in Singapore, Gunthers comes close.

Like she said, she does not question why I need a HILTI sds drill when a wallmart special will do the same job, I now don't question the cost and reasons for any thing to do with the kitchen.

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Post by JR8 » Sat, 30 Apr 2011 3:08 pm

Morning QRM!

I agree with your missus that pans (as well as knives) are a very personal thing, almost an extension of oneself ( :o !), and that once you have found a set that works for you you're likely to stick with it come hell or high-water. Now that is an example of brand-loyalty in action!

Don't get me wrong I'm all for paying for quality. As you pick up on, I'm just against the fakeness of it. The bought to show-off angle. The 'I'll spend $1000 on a pan but not know how to select the right ring/burner size to use on my $100 hob, but the pan looks impressively expensive yah?'. The 'remind me to look up a recipe sometime so that I can use my $1000 KitchenAid blender. I chose it in a white finish to match the Mercedes. Cute lah' :lol:

I hear you on hob>oven pans. I manged to burn the living crap out of my left hand brining the final touches to Xmas lunch this year. I spent the next 10 odd hours clutching ice packs etc., and apparently only that saved me from needing a skin graft :oops: :cry:

Kitchen law: There is nothing more dangerous than a blunt knife.

I agree that it is often the smallest details that make a meal a success. And that you will struggle to better a home-cooked meal by a good cook.

Anyway onwards and upwards! :)

p.s. I didn't trawl up an old post btw, it came though on my feed... though yes it was something of a quiet day for me :)

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 30 Apr 2011 3:25 pm

The advertiser before JR8's post is the one who dredged it up. I've been watching for his follow on ever since........ :devil:

I only left the post because of JR8's remark! :lol:

I not sure what mine are, but I've got a set of 'em hanging in the kitchen back on the farm. Copper bottoms anyway, not sure about the rest the pots though. Came with the farm back in '72. Never thought to take 'em down and have a look at 'em. Then again, I'm not a cook so I'd just ruin them anyway. The farm's chock full of antiques anyway.
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Post by JR8 » Sat, 30 Apr 2011 4:01 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote: I not sure what mine are, but I've got a set of 'em hanging in the kitchen back on the farm. Copper bottoms anyway, not sure about the rest the pots though. Came with the farm back in '72. Never thought to take 'em down and have a look at 'em. Then again, I'm not a cook so I'd just ruin them anyway.

Copper pans are great for a chef who needs extreme responsiveness. But to be at the skill-level that justifies them is, I'd suggest, a pretty high hurdle. The downside is that they are a complete bugger to take care of, hence mostly being used as a very tiresome status/show-off thing :roll:

I'd be pretty damned pleased to have acquired a set 'in passing' SMS.


The farm's chock full of antiques anyway

Oh, I thought you hadn't moved back there yet?
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