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Saucier: stainless steel copper core vs aluminum clad on induction

VFish | Nov 11, 201904:29 PM     65

I am starting to second guess the choice of saucier I made and responsiveness. I don't know if someone can chime in. I am planning on induction and am currently cooking on a glass electric cooktop. Warping is a serious concern with clad cookware. I never had it with hard anodized aluminum but have had it with clad that wasn't Demeyere Atlantis. Anyway, I got the Atlantis saucier which is thinner than their prolines, and doesn't warp, thankfully. But I had a little trouble with some delicate sauces. I cannot decide if it is not just the inexperienced cook or if a more responsive pan would help. I got the saucier at a great price, though, that I would hate to let go.

Now copper is good with the downward response but is it just as dramatic with the upward? As in it might heat too fast? Perhaps if I let the Atlantis cool better and then the Atlantis would only heat gently in going on and off the burner in mixing sauces like buerre blanc or bearnaise? I am concerned about struggling with response time. Would you think if I would find the sweet spot, it would be easier to maintain it in the Atlantis? And I don't know if I will be pushing buttons throughout either on induction as the burner would recognize that a pan is not there anymore and shut off or something, while I am whisking off and on the burner. And of course, I am worried about warping, too. I don't think I would have that with the Atlantis saucier, so far so good with my couple of uses, but I don't know about SS copper clad warping. I've read somewhere about copper with higher potential for warping on glass cooktops, too. Also, the Falk copper core is 1.9 mm, is that sufficient or would things burn faster? I don't think I'd like a disc based saucier, unless perhaps a Lagofusion type as I think the bottom would get too hot in a disc with no place to diffuse.

Has anyone even used the Falk copper core on induction and if so, how even is it? In searching for reviews, I came across a post about someone getting a Falk regular copper saucier and someone here did give her advice on how to get a discount on a size larger than the try me piece, which is smaller than I'm looking for also. But it's been a few years so I don't know if that would be a possibility today.

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