Mauviel M'360 cookware (crossposted from cookware forum)
Mauviel has a relatively new line called M'360 which is officially available in Europe and Australia, but not in North America...but pieces are showing up at some retailers and on ebay (for example, MyHabit.com has a cookware sale ending in a half hour with three M'360 pieces available).
The information on the foreign websites is pretty vague on the construction. Lots of talk about the design, which is a little harder edged/modern than most Mauviel, but not about the actual materials. All it says is "magnetic and 18/10 stainless steel, thickness 1.5mm / 2mm frypans." The line appears to be a little cheaper than 5-ply M'cook, but significantly more expensive that M'Basic (which is listed as "sandwich bottom stainless steel").
I called MauvielUSA (twice) and haven't gotten any real information yet. Anyone out there actually know anything? am irrationally hoping that this line might actually be comparable to the old induc'inox pieces everyone loves so much...but there is no way to tell from the description. Is the M'360 straight gauge magnetic stainless, disc bottom, or clad? If disc bottom or clad, what materials exactly are involved? Has anybody actually used it, especially on induction, and if so what are your opinions?
Any thoughts/info would be greatly appreciated.