I want to give a copper skillet a whirl. I want what is commonly a 10" Lodge cast iron skillet size as a minimum but, really want more of a ~12" skillet. Think two large hamburger patties or at least 4 large chicken breasts or thighs at once for general sizing range. A ~13" version is getting to be too big to be practical for everyday usage.
By copper skillet I mean copper with a lining, not encapsulated copper unless some new technology exists to keep the tarnish away with a 'stainless' layer so thin it doesn't affect responsiveness in a substantial way. I think I want sloped sides with a curve instead of a crease and straight sides for whisking, spooning, and cleaning ease. I don't want a cast iron handle but, I can live with one if I need to.
I'm hoping to find something with ~2.5mm or more of copper. Having shopped eBay Europe, especially France, I have no expectations of that being worth my time at this point though, several years ago I found a great small tin lined saucepan that is a real gem of a pan.
What can someone tell me about this one?
Or possibly Falk versus Mauviel? Or some other brand I have overlooked?
What is a reasonable price range? $200 is better than $300 but, it is more important to get the right skillet, not the cheaper one.
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