The Sarpaneva Pot is the world’s most acclaimed casserole dish. It’s a revered kitchen classic which looks stunning, and cooks just as well.
It was created in 1960 by Finland’s Timo Sarpaneva (1926 -1986), inspired by his blacksmith grandad. The pot’s even had its own Finnish postage stamp.
It’s made in cast iron, with an oak handle – to lift the lid and carry the pot. The handle is removed when using the oven, and used to take the pot out when ready – avoiding the use of oven gloves.
And it presents beautifully at the table. Stews, casseroles, and curries become haute cuisine.
The pot’s heavy cast-iron construction makes for even cooking, while the white enamel interior stops things sticking, and makes food easier to see. It works on all stovetops including induction.
Timo Sarpaneva created his famous pot for reindeer stew. If you don’t have reindeer, it makes other things taste brilliant too.
– Silver Medal 1960 Milan International Design
– Triennial Permanent Collection, Museum of Modern Art NYC
Specs: height =18.6cm; diameter=22.5cm; weight = 5.5kg ; capacity = 3litres
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