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Matfer Bourgeat 11’ Copper fry pan advice

OaklandGal | Jan 30, 201811:58 AM

I received the 11 inch Matfer Bourgeat fry pan from Amazon last week and it arrived with the branding stamp on the back showing through on the stainless face of the pan, like it had been stamped too forcefully. The pan was raised where it had been stamped, so it didn’t lie flat on the stovetop. I was shocked. It almost seemed as if Amazon was selling quality control MB rejects. Otherwise the pan was so weighty, seemingly well made and beautiful that I decided to return it and get a replacement.

The replacement arrived yesterday and once again the stamped area is raised and visible on the stainless steel face. It’s no where near as bad and seems much flatter than the first pan, in fact I don’t even think many people would notice. But it’s a bummer for such an expensive pan.

So I was wondering if anyone might have some advice. Specifically if the pan and the stainless lining might be less sturdy because of the overly forceful stamping? Does it affect the integrity of the pan? Will the stainless possibly separate from the copper at some point because of this?

Also, if I return it I will probably just get a refund. I don’t think I can deal with a third slightly off pan. Here’s the deal...I had a $50 Amazon gift card, so the total cost of the pan (for me at least) was $283. So I am wondering if I can get something of similar quality (2.5mm thickness, good stainless lining, cast iron handle) for that price or less on eBay or Etsy? The shipping on both sites usually turns me off from buying any cookware.

Or should I just keep it and hope it is not a problem and lasts a lifetime like I expected it to?

Any thoughts appreciated.
Thank you.

Raised stamp back

I circled the stamp in yellow

Stainless face side

I circled the stamp in yellow

Will this affect the integrity of the pan over time? Matfer Bourgeat COPPER FRYING PAN 11": Skillets: Kitchen & Dining
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