Mauviel M’Cook Stainless Steel Frying Pan Review & Giveaway

It is all over the news – from the Dr Oz Show to the NY Times – non-stick pots, pans, and other cookware are quite likely to be bad for our health.  I know that this is an ongoing debate, with one side arguing that you are perfectly safe using non-stick cookware as long as you do not use high heat or scratch the surface of your non-stick pots and pans.  But the other side says that there are no conditions under which you should use non-stick cookware, warning of problems like leaking Obesogens into your food through PFOA or Perfluorooctanoic Acid found in the lining of nonstick surfaces.  However, I will not discuss the merits of either side of this debate in this Mauviel M’Cook Pan Review.  Suffice it to say that I am not taking a chance with my family’s health and so I have been looking into a variety of options outside of the world of non-stick cookware.  So I was thrilled when I received the opportunity to review a Mauviel M’Cook Stainless Steel Frying Pan from France – and even more excited when I got an extra one to giveaway to one lucky reader (details on how to enter the giveaway are at the end of this review!).

Mauviel MCook Pan Review

Mauviel M’Cook Pan Review

Mauviel has been manufacturing both professional and commercial cookware since 1830, hence the name Mauviel 1830 that you see on their packaging and website.  In addition to being well-known for outstanding quality copper cookware (which I would LOVE to review someday!), they make stainless steel and aluminum cookware that is truly out of this world.  When I bought my first set of pots and pans for college, I bought a combination of a couple of stainless steel pieces and a couple of non-stick pieces.  The stainless steel pots and pans were given away within the first month because I could not get anything to cook in them without sticking – unless I used way too much oil which resulted in unhealthy (and greasy tasting) food.  At the time, I thought that my non-stick pots and pans were fabulous – I could cook eggs, ground beef, chicken breasts and just about anything else with little to no oil, and it would come out perfectly.  Over the years and more recently, when I started hearing about the health dangers of non-stick cookware, I panicked.  Would I have to choose between (potentially) toxic nonstick surfaces or super oily food?  Or, would I be able to find the cookware of my dreams?  I am relieved to say that, after a few tweaks to my cooking routine, my Mauviel M’Cook is exactly the dream cookware I was looking for!

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How to Use the Mauviel M’Cook Stainless Steel Pan

I showed two photos above – one with a banana in the pan and one with my hand on the pan handle – so that you could get a good feel for the size of the  9.5″ Mauviel M’Cook Pan.  It is the perfect size pan for everyday dishes, but if you have a big family or cook large quantities, then have no fear because the Mauviel M’Cook line has a variety of different sizes including larger pans.  The 9.5″ is the perfect go-to pan for most people though, because it is large enough for a small family and light enough to make it very easy to handle.  After testing out a variety of different dishes in the Mauviel M’Cook Stainless Steel Pan, I found the perfect way to cook with this pan so that it is almost identical to using a non-stick surface:

How To Make A Stainless Steel Pan Non-Stick:

1.  Place the Mauviel M’Cook Pan over medium heat and let the pan heat up for about a minute.

2.  Add a couple tablespoons of olive oil or canola oil (depending on what you are cooking) to the pan.

3.  Let the oil warm up for about 30 seconds.

4.  Now you can cook whatever you want and nothing will stick!  Not even scrambled eggs, which is my true test since scrambled eggs always seems to stick outside of a non-stick pan!

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Mauviel Review: Top 10 Reasons I Love My Mauviel Pan

It is hard to capture the beauty of how food cooks in the Mauviel M’Cook Stainless Steel Pan, but you can see in the photo above (on the left-hand side) how even ground beef does not stick to the pan (and this was with adding no oil at all since ground beef always gives off enough oil on its own).  You can also see how perfectly the pan caramelizes vegetables like peppers and tomatoes – see the little dark bits of deliciousness?  And I included a photo of the finished stuffed peppers (on the right hand side) to really get your mouth watering!  I absolutely love my new Mauviel M’Cook pan, so I came up with the following top 10 reasons for why it really is the best stainless steel pan I have ever used.

1. The Mauviel M’Cook pan is made of 5 layers of stainless steel, so that the pan heats up evenly and quickly.

2.  The sleek and modern look of the Mauviel M’Cook pan is perfect for any kitchen.

3.  The entire pan is stainless steel, and so you have no worries about moving it from the stove into the oven (it is safe up to a whopping 680 degrees F) – imagine the delicious filet mignon steaks!

4.  No non-stick surface or chemicals like PFOA to make your family sick.

5.  It cooks very similarly to a non-stick pan except it browns meat and caramelizes vegetables far better than any non-stick pan.

6.  The handle fits perfectly in your hands – perfect for those of us working on our pancake flipping technique!

7.  The Mauviel M’Cook pan comes with a lifetime warranty, not that I expect I will ever need to use it because it really is top notch quality.

8.  The pan is dishwasher safe, and while I mainly wash my pans by hand, it is a nice feature to know about for when you are in a pinch.

9.  I am DYING for an Induction Cooktop, but I had the pleasure of testing out this pan on my friend’s Induction Cooktop and it worked liked a dream.

10.  This came as a total shock to me, but even though the handle is made of stainless steel and it is super ergonomic, the handle also magically stays cool when you cook over the stove.  How do they do that?!?

How to Enter the Mauviel M’Cook Pan Giveaway:

Where to Buy the Mauviel M’Cook Stainless Steel Pan: You can buy one here: Mauviel M’Cook Stainless Steel Pan

How to Win: You can win a Mauviel M’Cook Stainless Steel Pan by visiting the Mauviel Website and leaving a comment below with your favorite product on their site!  You must do this before doing any of the extra entries listed below.

Extra Entries: Each of the following will give you a certain number of EXTRA entries into the giveaway, so do as many of the following as you would like to increase your chances of winning!  Good luck everyone!

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The winner will be selected on January 9 through a random number generator and contacted via e-mail.  If there is no response from the winner within 3 days, then another winner will be selected.  Only US Residents are eligible for this giveaway.

Comments

  1. Ronnie B. says

    I could really use the 9.5″ Mauviel M’Cook stainless steel pan and loved everything that has been said about it. Looking forward to trying it if I win. 🙂

  2. Karen Dorris says

    All during the holidays, I have been vowing to buy a really good roasting pan like the Mauviel M’cook Stainless Steel Rectangular Roasting Pan with Rack on ther site
    kpintn/at/hotmail/dot/com

  3. April Randazzo says

    I really love the 5 piece copper and stainless steel cookware set! My girlfriend has these and she says they are awesome!

  4. Mandala says

    My favorite is the M’cook Stainless Steel Mini Cocotte with Lid, 0.4 qt
    mandalarctic at gmail dot com

  5. dianad says

    De Buyer Mineral Steel Country Pans was a nice sized one to own. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

    dianad8008 AT gmail DOT com

  6. Lorrie says

    Wow, they have some very nice products. It was very difficult to narrow it down to one. I decided to go with the M’passion Copper Sugar Saucepan.

  7. Connie says

    Hi! I like the copper and stainless steel saucepan in the 0.9 qt. Looks great! 🙂
    Thank you for a useful giveaway!

  8. Julie Marks says

    I love the Mauvial products and recognize some that my mother used to have….wonder what ever happened to those….being #5 of 6 kids, not much is left after the older siblings pack it up. I really like the copper products, especially the sugar pot (?). Looks like it would make great pralines:) I am a member of your review email list and as well have posted your link on my facebook wall today! Also, love the reviews on your website about the Gaiam Balance Ball chair and the perfect portions bowl and the measure up scale, as I work with bariatric patients. I love having an honest opinion and a ‘beyond the product description’ firsthand account of a products. thanks, Julie.

  9. Megan says

    I LOVE the M’héritage Copper & Stainless Steel Saute Pan, 3.2 qt! 🙂 I also love cooking with stainless, I have been S.L.O.W.L.Y converting myself over the past year. Thanks for the chance! 🙂

  10. Johannah B says

    M’tradition Copper Pasta Pentola 3-Piece Set w/ Lid & Strainer is my favorite.
    1prizewinner(at)gmail(dot)com

  11. Johannah B says

    Following on Twitter
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  12. MelissaO says

    Would love the Mauviel M’cook Stainless Steel Saute Pan…though would be sooo pleased with the frying pan you’re giving away. Was just asking my mom if she had any hand-me-down fryings pans!

    wolverina401 at gmail dot com

  13. Stacey K says

    I wuold love to someday have one of these M’héritage Copper & Stainless Steel Oval Stewpot / Dutch Oven & Lid, 7

  14. Katie Walker says

    I really love all of their stainless steal cookware! I also really like their copper and stainless steal stewpots!

  15. Linda Kish says

    I’d love to have a Mauviel M’héritage Copper & Stainless Steel Oval Roasting Pan, bronze handles

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  16. Phoenix says

    All of the M’heritage Copper & Stainless Steel cookware sets are beautiful & useful – & unfortunately more than I can afford! Thanks for the great giveaway.

  17. bonnie says

    I use copper for my candies and I would love to have a new set . I also like the 9.5″ Mauviel M’Cook stainless steel pan

  18. Geri says

    One of my favorites is the Mauviel M’cook Stainless Steel Saucepan & Lid, cast stainless steel handle, 1.2 qt.

  19. Crystal W says

    I’d love the M’héritage Copper & Stainless Steel Stew pot & Lid, cast iron handles..it’s lovely to look at even!!

  20. Christy says

    I like the M’cook Stainless Steel Cookware Set, 9 pieces, cast stainless steel handles! I could use some new pots & pans!!

  21. says

    I would probably faint dead away if the UPS guy showed up at my door with a wooden crate filled with Mauviel’s M’cook 8-piece Stainless Steel Cookware Set!
    ohmiss14 at yahoo dot com

  22. says

    I really liked the M’cook Stainless Steel Stew pot & Lid, since I do a lot of cooking in a pan about that size. I have been looking for a change too, so this giveaway comes at a perfect time.

  23. Janelle Ashton says

    I would love the Mauviel Crepes Pan with Bronze handle!
    Thanks for a chance to win this fantabulous giveaway!
    Best wishes,
    Chanticlear1atgmaildotcom

  24. Janelle Ashton says

    I’m an email subscriber! 1
    Thanks for a chance to win this fantabulous giveaway!
    Best wishes,
    Chanticlear1atgmaildotcom

  25. Janelle Ashton says

    I’m an email subscriber! 2
    Thanks for a chance to win this fantabulous giveaway!
    Best wishes,
    Chanticlear1atgmaildotcom

  26. Kimberly says

    I’d love the M’heritage copper & stainless steel crepe pan…beautiful!
    kcoud33 at gmail dot com

  27. Whit says

    THe Pasta Pentola looks PHENOMENAL! I can’t even imagine how great it must be to not have to break spaghetti into little pieces and have it cook all the way through!

    whitshops(at)gmail(dot)com

  28. Deborah in Atlanta says

    I would totally love a crepe pan, but at these prices, I’d have to get them if the family combines their money for a Christmas gift for me, or I’d have to win one. But oooh-laa-laa, I’d love one of those crepe pans. dmj53(at)hotmail(dot)com

  29. Deborah in Atlanta says

    I left a comment on your Sona snore pillow review post. dmj53(at)hotmail(dot)com

  30. katie m says

    I like the M’héritage Copper & Stainless Steel Stew pot / Dutch Oven & Lid
    kmogilevski at gmail dot com

  31. Emily N. says

    I like the M’cook Stainless Steel Curved Splayed Saute Pan with Lid, cast stainless steel handle.

  32. Lydia Arata says

    Mauviel Cooking sets are absolutely beautiful and to die for, however, I’m a senior and they are quite out of my reach. Would love to win that 9.5 skillet. Would rather have a three pan set, but like I said they are very expensive. Some lucky woman will enjoy it. Thanks for the introduction.

  33. says

    I would love to have a skillet.I justbought Pauls Dean’s cookware and I am rather upset that nonstick cook wear harmful to your health.I would love to win !

  34. Tina W says

    I am drooling over all the gorgeous copper cookware they have – but I am in love love love with the M’minis! I just want to line them all up on my fireplace mantle and decorate them for the holidays!
    auntietina21 AT hotmail.com

  35. Angela M says

    I really like the crepe copper & stainless pans. Maybe I could actually cook crepes with them! I’m a horrible flipper – lol

  36. says

    I really could use a stanless steel frying pan. All of the comments about it are very impressive. I look forward to trying it very soon.

  37. Andrea says

    I’d love one of there M’héritage Copper & Stainless Steel Saute Pans. They are beautiful!

  38. Diana says

    I think that the stainless steel pasta insert and pot that it fits into would be very useful. No more trying to balance a heavy pot of water/pasta to pour into a strainer.

  39. Paula B says

    My favorite was the M’héritage Copper & Stainless Steel Stewpot / Dutch Oven & Lid, cast iron handle, 9 qt.

  40. Stephanie V. says

    fave product is M’cook Stainless Steel Splayed Saute, cast iron handle
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

  41. Paula Hafner says

    I would love to have the Mauviel M’cook Stainless Steel Rondeau & Lid, cast stainless steel handle, 5.8 qt.

  42. Carol Harrity says

    Good cookware is always an investment. This company makes really great items. I would get a lot of use out of the stainless steel crepes pan

  43. Ann F says

    I’d like to get the Mauviel M’cook Stainless Steel Saucepan & Lid, cast stainless steel handle, 1.2 qt

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

  44. DebbyM says

    I have always wanted a good dutch oven, so I would choose Mauviel M’héritage Copper & Stainless Steel Oval Stewpot / Dutch Oven & Lid, 7 qt. A girl can dream, right? =)

  45. Russell M says

    The Mauviel M’cook Stainless Steel Wok with long handle and helper handle would be used nearly every day at our house.

  46. Denise B. says

    I could also use the “Mauviel M’héritage Copper & Stainless Steel Crepes Pan, 11.8-inch”.

  47. Sharon Harmon says

    The chef in me really likes the awesome M’héritage Copper & Stainless Steel Stewpot / Dutch Oven & Lid, cast iron handle, 9 qt pot! 😉

  48. sara marcy says

    Mauviel M’héritage Copper & Stainless Steel Cookware Set, 7 pieces, cast stainless steel handles, wooden crate
    this looks awesome

  49. amy mayer says

    I love the M’tradition Copper Pommes Anna Pan, 9.4 inches pan–absolutely gorgeous–a work of art!

  50. Amber says

    I would love to win this! I’m all about stainless steel cookware, but have yet to buy myself any. This would be great! I also like the Mauviel M’cook Stainless Steel Saucepan & Lid, cast stainless steel handle. Thanks!

  51. Frances Carty says

    I would love the M’cook Stainless Steel Bain Marie, cast stainless steel handle, 0.9 qt
    M’cook Stainless Steel Bain Marie, cast stainless steel handle, 0.9 qt

  52. Aisling says

    The M’héritage Copper & Stainless Steel Wok, bronze handle,11.8 in, is my favorite item.
    mcgillrmcgill(at)charter(dot)net

  53. Daniel M says

    really like the M’héritage Copper & Stainless Steel Cookware Set, 7 pieces, cast iron handles, wooden crate

  54. Gypsy Campbell says

    I’ve always wanted a fondue set adn the Mauviel M’tradition Copper Fondue Set, 3.2 qt looks amazing!

  55. Brandi says

    I really like the stainless steel crepes pan! Thanks for having such a nice giveaway! 🙂

  56. Jennifer B. says

    I would love to get the M’cook Stainless Steel Cookware Set, 9 pieces, cast stainless steel handles. Maybe one day.

    Thanks,

    Sweeps_momma at hotmail dot com

  57. Erin E says

    My favorite product is the Mauviel M’héritage Copper & Stainless Steel Cookware Set, 7 pieces, cast iron handles, wooden crate. Thank you for the lovely giveaway.
    sewmuchstuff at ymail dot com

  58. Heather B says

    would love Mauviel M’cook Stainless Steel Stew pot & Lid, cast stainless steel handle, 9.1 qt

  59. Courtney S says

    My fave item is the M’héritage Copper & Stainless Steel Crepes Pan, bronze handle. I have always wanted a Crepes pan.

  60. Suzanne K says

    I love the Mauviel M’cook Stainless Steel Rectangular Roasting Pan with Rack, cast stainless steel handle, 15.7 x 11.8 in

  61. Nancy Meyer says

    I like the M’passion Copper Tarte Tatin w/ bronze ear handles! It’s fancy!

    nancymeyer1 at gmail dot com

  62. gina says

    Mauviel M’cook Stainless Steel Wok with long handle and helper handle, 12.5 in
    is my favorite

  63. wcc says

    I would love to have the M’héritage Copper & Stainless Steel Fondue Set, 2.6 qt. Thank you so very much for the chance! 🙂

  64. B. Smalls says

    My favorite product on the Mauviel site is the M’héritage Copper & Stainless Steel Cookware Set. (bhiya30@gmail.com)

  65. says

    What amazing cookware! Love them all. The Mauviel M’passion Copper Tarte Tatin w/ bronze ear handles, 11 in looks like a real treat!

  66. Marcia says

    I picked a Wok: Mauviel M’cook Stainless Steel Wok with 2 handles

    I’d love to win the frying pan!

  67. Heather says

    I’d also like the 5 piece copper and stainless steel cookware set
    Lovefool827 (at) yahoo (dotcom)

  68. Candie L says

    I really like the M’héritage Copper & Stainless Steel Oval Stewpot / Dutch Oven & Lid, 7 qt. Thank you

  69. tallcapp says

    I would love to own the Mauviel M’héritage Rectangular Copper & Stainless Steel Roasting Pan, 13.5 x 9.8 in. Perfect look and size for me.

  70. Aaron B from IL says

    I have always actually wanted a sauce pan without the straight sides, so I would really like the M’cook Stainless Steel Curved Splayed Saute Pan, cast stainless steel handle

  71. kathy pease says

    i love the M’héritage Copper & Stainless Steel Stewpot / Dutch Oven & Lid, cast iron handle, 9 qt

  72. Dana says

    I like the Mauviel M’cook Stainless Steel Saucepan & Lid, cast stainless steel handle, 2.7 qt.

    LittleLadybug_17(at)yahoo(dot)com

  73. Rachelle Meyer says

    My favorite item is the Mauviel M’cook Stainless Steel Non-Stick Oval Frying Pan, cast stainless steel handle, 13.5 x 9.1 in. Great site, Love it!

  74. Renee Richardson says

    I absolutely love the Mauviel Cuprinox Extra-Thick 2.5 mm 3-Quart Sauté Pan with Lid. Thanks for the great giveaway 🙂

    mrsjohnson1982 at yahoo dot com

  75. hj says

    I would love to try the M’héritage Copper & Stainless Steel Frying Pan, cast stainless steel handles, 1.5mm

  76. Karen A. says

    I’d like to try the 3.6 qt M’heritage copper & stainless steel saucepan with lid…2mm

  77. Renee G says

    I would love to have the M’héritage Copper and Stainless Steel Stew pot with Lid, 6.4 qt.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

  78. Jill L says

    Wow, well I could really use the M’cook Stainless Steel Cookware Set, 9 pieces, cast stainless steel handles. All of my pots and pans are bad at this point.

  79. Shaunda Eppes says

    I really like the M’héritage Copper & Stainless Steel Fondue Set 2.6 quart
    Shaunda.Eppes at gmail dot com

  80. R Hicks says

    I would love to have their M’héritage Copper & Stainless Steel Stew pot & Lid, 6.4 qt

    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

  81. Michelle Tucker says

    Okay, if I was living in a dream world, and could afford a 1000 dollar set, I’d love to have Mauviel M’cook Stainless Steel Cookware Set, 9 pieces, cast stainless steel handles.
    michedt (at) gmail (dotcom)

  82. Chris N says

    I am a cookware junkie and would love to try the Mauviel M’Cook 5 Ply Stainless Steel 1.9 Quart Saucepan with Lid.

  83. michelle Squires says

    Hi
    I love the copper but adore the stainless steel with the stainless handles. The set looks very sturdy and I really like the way the handles are attached to the base. Would have to say that I would pick the frying pans.

  84. asdf says

    bad advice on heating the pan before putting the oil in. you should NEVER heat an empty pan or pot. put oil or water in first. especially copper or higher end pans which use various layers of alloys.

  85. spokentruth says

    Mauviel Cookware: MCook Stainless Steel 6.4qt Stewpan with Lid. we love that one. we are having a baby and replacing all the garbage nonstick cookware. this would be my first choice for my wife.