Fissler is a German corporation that was founded 165 years ago by Carl Philipp Fissler in the town of Idar-Oberstein. Originally started as a plumbing and fixtures business, Fissler invented a mobile field kitchen in the year 1892, which led the company to change its focus to the production of cookpots and pans. In the year 1953, Fissler introduced the first stovetop pressure cooker with a multi-setting control valve. Other innovations since then included the first stay-cool handles, all-stove base, pressure skillet, and ingenious space-saving designs. Today, Fissler is one the world’s leading brands for high-quality cookware. The company is the largest German manufacturer of household and kitchen utensils, and the brand name Fissler is recognized throughout Germany and Europe. Fissler was recently honored as a “Superbrands Germany” company that was awarded by the independent global organization Superbrands.
Fissler quality starts with the finest of materials, including hygienic 18/10 German stainless steel, which go through the Fissler certified quality control system. Concerning stainless steel, the designation 18/10 refers to the respective percentages of chromium and nickel that are in the steel alloy. By using chromium, the steel becomes harder and resistant to staining and corrosion. The addition of nickel adds further staining and corrosion resistance and gives stainless steel its brilliant luster when polished.
When used to make cookware, stainless steel offers many advantages. Stainless steel cookpots and pans resist staining, pitting, and other corrosive deterioration; it does not react with foods during preparation or cooking; it is highly dent and scratch resistant; and it is very easy to clean and maintain. However, there are two disadvantages associated with 18/10 stainless steel that must be overcome when used for cookware construction: poor heat conductivity and lack of ferromagnetism needed for induction cooktops.
The Fissler “CookStar” all-stove base, found on each Fissler stainless steel cookpot and pan, takes care of heat conduction and induction cooking. The base features a 6mm extra-thick aluminum core totally encapsulated by all stainless steel. This ensures even heat distribution without hot spots and superior heat storage. Also present in the base is chromium steel, which is ferromagnetic, that makes the cookware induction ready. For durability, the base layers are heated and bonded into one piece under tremendous pressure during fabrication to ensure that the base will never separate or warp, and the CookStar base will lie perfectly flat when heated.
The Fissler Original Pro Collection was originally developed for the professional hotel or restaurant kitchen. It is a classic design made from heavy gauge 18/10 stainless steel with a brushed finish. A pouring rim allows precise and dripless pouring, while the tight-fitting lid allows waterless cooking. Large, stay-cool handles (without rivets for hygiene) allow easy handling. The pan interior base has a rounded transition to accommodate utensils. The interior matte finish resists scratching with a practical measuring scale inscribed on the inside wall. The CookStar all-stove base ensures fast and even heating without hot spots. Each piece is oven safe and can be used on all cooktops, including induction. It is dishwasher safe, too, and backed by a lifetime warranty.