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When is a pitted steel-lined copper pan unsafe?

BFPhillips | Jul 19, 201708:03 AM     4

I am looking to buy a stainless-steel lined copper pan, and ideally I'd like to buy used both because I prefer the aesthetics and the prices are more reasonable. But most vintage steel-lined copper pans have some degree of pitting in them. At what point does this become unsafe? I've attached two photos below of two pans I'm considering both with different degree of pitting (as far as I can tell). Would either of the be unsafe? Or does there have to be substantial copper showing before it's worth worrying about? And would it matter what type of foods get cooked in this, that is, would acidic sauces be less safe with moderate pitting?

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