ARC's first foray into vitroceramic cookware was their "Trianon" line, originally sold under the "Arcoflam d'Arcopal" name. The style features a striking swirl pattern on the outside of the vessel. This line includes stovetop casseroles and both saucepans and skillets with detachable handles. Initially available in white, a transparent amber version called Clearline (later Amberline) was quickly added to the lineup. Several casseroles were originally sold with vitroceramic "cooking lids" that could be flipped over for use as skillets or baking pans, however they were later switched to the same glass oven-proof covers as used on the saucepans.
Though saucepans with detachable handles have been discontinued, various casseroles continue to be sold into the 2020s under the Luminarc brand. Newer examples are often seen with "Maestro" oven-proof lids featuring arched handles. The exterior of newer casseroles feature a textured base, as well.
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In addition to being offered in plain white and amber, Trianon has also been decorated with various patterns over the years. Below is a sample of several vintage patterns often seen on this cookware line.
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Vitroceramic is a unique material so heat-resistant it maintains physical integrity from -40'C up to 800'C. It can resist sudden temperature shock of up to 450'C.
100% food safe. Vitroceramic is a non-porous and non-leaching material. It's antibacterial, odor and stain free, thus completely hygienic.
So durable, vitroceramic does not warp or bend. It is chip and scratch resistant. Plus, it's completely dishwasher safe.
Built-in versatility allows vitroceramic to go from freezer to stovetop, from oven to table, and from fridge to microwave. One piece handles multiple tasks.
This vitroceramic cookware is made in France by the world's largest glass tableware manufacturer.
ID'ING ARC VITROCERAMIC
Cookware sold under the Arcoflam name is commonly stamped as such on the base or detachable handle. Some Vitroflam cookware may be marked with a brand name, as well.
However, the majority of newer cookware may only be embossed with a small "France" or "Made In France" mark on or under a handle. Some recent examples also include an "ARC" mark.
Older glass covers are typically only marked with "France" on the underside, beneath the knob or around the rim. Maestro covers are usually marked with both "ARC" and "Made In France" on the underside of the rim.
NOTE: Because ARC also produces vitroceramic product for sale by third-parties, some pieces may feature additional marks. Octime cookware produced for sale by Princess House will feature "Nouveau" branding on the underside of the pot, for example.
Care should also be taken not to confuse ARC's other glass bakeware, frequently sold under the Arcopal and Luminarc brands, with vitroceramic cookware. Ordinary glass bakeware may quickly shatter when used in ways that vitroceramic can easily withstand.