With all the discussion on various cookware construction materials I've got the urge to try a piece of copper. Mrs. mikie is not going to like this, we haven't agreed on anything in over 40 years and I don't expect that to change with this purchase. It's a matter of curiosity for me and if she really objects to my indiscretion, I'll give it to my daughter to make carmel.
So I want, I think, a small saucepan, probably around 1.2 to 1.5 qts max. I just bought a 2 qt Viking saucepan, so that's not going to sit well if I reproduce that size in copper. Criteria are simple, new (I just can't get my arms around used cookkware unless it was mama's), this is an experiment so I'd like to not spend a kings ransom, but it needs to be a good experiment so I don't want to cheap out either. Questions, is this a good choice for a good experiment? In this size is 2mm thick enough or do I need to look for more Cu. Am I wasting my time looking for 3mm new copper and if I find it will the kings ransom theory come into play?
I found a small (1.3 qt.) De Buyer for just over $100 that's 2mm, worth buying for the experiment or just a waste of money? Mauviel 2.5mm seems to be in the $230 range, are there better deals or brands at that thickness? Found Matfer Bourgeat 1.3 qt, 2.5mm, at $170, is it as good as Mauviel? Falk is another choice, but I haven't priced it yet.