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stock is my muse | | May 22, 2010 03:37 AM

Julia Child says in Mastering The Art of French Cooking that to get the full benefit of copper it "must" be 1 eighth of an inch thick. That is 3.175mm. Most quality copper cookware I have seen online seems to be 2.5mm at most.

Was Julia Child wrong? If not who sells 3mm+ copper cookware and how thick is too thick? Also do different pots and pans have different optimum thicknesses? For example stock pots?

E. Dehillerin has a line of 2.5mm-3.5mm in their downloadable catalogue but does not specify the thickness of individual items.

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