Designed in 1960 by Timo Sarpaneva, this carefully crafted cast iron pot is a Scandinavian icon. Besides being beautiful enough to claim a permanent spot on your stovetop, the thoughtful design of this cookware grants it superior function. Coated with enamal, the cast iron cooks food evenly in the oven or on the stove while preventing food flavors from sticking to the surface. The detachable wooden handle can be used to lift the lid or the entire pot, making serving a cinch and reminding users of simpler days around the camp fire when a stick would be used to lift the lid and stir the food.
It was Sarpaneva's blacksmith grandfather that served as inspiration for this modern take on anciet cast iron pots. Sarpaneva once said that the idea was conceived by rethinking a traditional object in a way that wasn't too novel and would make "a damn good reindeer stew in the process." The design won the silver medal at the 1960 Milan Triennale and features in the Victoria and Albert Museum's collections.Awarded the silver medal at the 1960 Milan Triennial and the International Design Award in the United States, iittala's proud name is on the bottom of every Sarpaneva pot.
What began as a glass factory in Iittala, Finland, is now a symbol of timeless design and craftsmanship. Still based in Finland, iittala remains the most famous glass company in the world but also brings the same expert quality to ceramic, metal, wood, and other essential materials. Among t... More iittala
Finnish-born Timo Sarpaneva (1926) was an influential sculptor, educator and designer who greatly contributed to Finland's reputation as the design hub of the world. His work with metals, woods, textiles, porcelain, and glass shows his impressive versatility. No matter the medium, Sarpaneva... More Timo Sarpaneva
It's just the right size for a number of tasks; and its good looks , even heat distribution, and reasonably easy cleanup put it over the top.
Manhattan Beach, CA
Good heavy pot
September 2, 2015
This pot is a very good size for most soups, stews, vegetables, etc. it is heavy cast iron coated with white ceramic on the inside, giving a very good distribution of heat for good cooking. It is beautiful as well, with the clever use of the wood for a handle and lever to remove the cover.
ProsBeautiful pot with great cooking for many complex dishes
ConsMade in China, based on the original which was made in Finland. Hope it lasts as long as the Finnish one!
August 26, 2015
Even though it is made in China, the quality is very good. Perfect accent for your kitchen!
sculpture for the kitchen
April 7, 2015
It is just the right size for our household. It is so beautiful I don't have to find a spot in the cupboard, but I can keep it on display.
Love this pot
November 24, 2014
I like the way the lid and handle work. The size is perfect because it is quite heavy and would be too heavy if it was any larger. My pot has a stain on the lid from the sauce and I can't get it out. How do you recommend cleaning this so the inside stays white?
ConsThe inside porcelain became stained.
Don't understand what this means.
August 9, 2014
I've looking at this pot for years and am so glad to finally own it.
Every time I cook a stew or soup, I think, "Darn, wish I could use that Finnish pot"
and at last I can.
very happy with my purchase
April 20, 2014
very happy with my purchase
By ann radwan
St. Cloud MN
perfect pots for perfect stews.
May 28, 2013
I have owned two of these perfect pots since the 60's. For cooking perfect stews and other slow and delicate cooking, these cast iron pots are perfect.
By Anja M.
Falls Church, VA
iittala Sarpaneva Cast Iron Pot
May 24, 2012
I have had the iittala/Sarpaeva pot since the 60's, and now I have two of them, I like it so very much. I only wish there was another larger, wider size, also with the wooden handle. Brilliant! Beautiful! My favorite to use!
Hi, how much does this weigh. Just want to see how much postage to Japan will be.
You can add it to your cart and use the shipping calculator at checkout to estimate the shipping cost by selecting "Japan" and "international Airmail", either the UPS or USPS option and click "Apply".
The shipping cost does not include customs charges, etc - you will have to contact your customs agency for an estimate of those costs.