Kataplanas, a copper cookware company, is launching a new introduction, the Cataplana, on Kickstarter.
According to the company, a cataplana is an original casserole dish that because of its spherical shape allows the steaming of large quantities of food. It is used in the Portuguese cooking culture. Shaped like a clam with two domed halves, the pot seals in moisture like a Dutch oven, encouraging a steaming effect inside the vessel. The latches on the side lock the dome closed, emulating a pressure cooker.
The pan is available in 8-, 9-, 10-, 11-, 12- and 14-inch size options with different pledge packages available on Kickstarter. The pieces are set to launch in the summer and will roll out through the third quarter of 2017.