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Mario Batali Cookware

Mario Batali cookware is designed to be elegant and functional, a perfect blend of classic quality and contemporary function that addresses the needs of everyone from the household cook to experienced chefs. Mario Batali is best known for his shows on the Food Network and for being one of the Iron Chefs on Iron Chef America.

He specializes in Italian cuisine and is known for his quirky habit of always wearing shorts and orange crocs. His cookware looks as good as it cooks. Anyone would be proud to set one of these beautiful pieces of cookware on their holiday table.

Mario Batali Cookware Highlights

Mario Batali cookware is heavy cast iron coated in a durable porcelain enamel finish on the interior and exterior. It requires no seasoning and the pans are easy to use and clean. The lids have self-basting spikes to provide continuous, natural basting during cooking.

The knob on the lids is made from classic cast stainless steel for good looks and durability. This cookware is safe to use on gas, electric and ceramic-top ranges as well as in the oven. All the pieces have excellent heat retention to keep food piping hot on the table.

Mario Batali Line Up of Cookware

Mario Batali cookware has many products to offer.

  • The 9 quart oval braiser is large enough to cook a chicken or roast with vegetables.
  • The 7.5 quart cioppino and stew pot sports a low, wide profile to provide more surface area for heating soup and stew.
  • The 6 quart Italian Essentials pot is large enough to make a big pot of spaghetti or other favorite dish for family meals. They also make a 4 quart version for smaller families.
  • The 4 quart risotto pan and saucier is perfect for making risotto or sauce for your favorite pasta dish. Even better, it still looks great when you carry it to the table.
  • A 2 quart saucepan is a must in every kitchen for everything from heating soup to boiling a few eggs.
  • The 12 inch deep skillet is deep enough to keep oils in the pan and features a pour spout on each side. The interior is black matte enamel to allow for easy browning and braising.
  • The 10 inch sauté pan has a gloss enamel interior for easy sautéing.
  • A 2 cup Italian Essentials pot may seem small, but it is the perfect size for a soufflé, a side dish or to serve extra sauce at the table. It features two small rounded handles. The rectangular side dish makes an interesting addition to the table. Use for a side dish or to make a small casserole. Mario also provides a traditional oval side dish that cooks as great in the oven as it looks on the table.

    The more unique items from Mario Batali cookware includes a Panini grill and press.

  • This grill is a roomy 11 x 11 inches and can be used to make sandwiches or grill a nice dinner. Read our review of Mario Batali Panini Grill
  • The Extra Deep Lasagna Pan is a popular item. At over 3 inches deep, it can hold a nice thick lasagna or other casserole with ease, and it is beautiful enough to go from the oven directly to the table.
  • The 14" Pizza Pan and Griddle does double duty in the oven baking pizza or breads and on the stove to make pancakes, bacon and other griddle favorites.

All of the cookware comes in persimmon (orange) and chianti (cranberry). Some also are available in espresso (dark brown) and pesto (light green).

Mario Batali cookware also carries a line of ceramic essentials like utensil crocks, oil drizzlers and cups; grill essentials like pizza wheels, grilling stones, prep bowls and utensils; textiles and wooden tools.

Batali Cookware History

Mario Batali cookware is manufactured by Copco, a leading company in kitchenware products. Copco is a division of Wilton Industries, Inc. Yes, amazingly this is the Wilton that we associate with cakes and decorating. Copco was founded in 1960 to manufacture enameled cast iron cookware.

By 1962, they were applying the enameling process to steel to make teakettles. Today, Copco is the leading teakettle manufacturer, with more than 50 styles to choose from. Now they also produce thermal mugs, carafes, barware, kitchen storage dishes and Mario Batali's Italian Kitchen cookware.

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