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Vintage copper questions grab-bag

by betsy_VA 2 years ago

I've been doing some eBay and Etsy shopping for vintage copper pieces and have some questions for the hive mind. 1) Some copper pots and pans have brass handles and some (supposedly) have bronze...

Tinned copper: How fatal is this flaw?

by betsy_VA 2 years ago

Hi folks -- Long time lurker, first time poster. I picked up a lovely little 8 inch/20.5 cm Baumalu tinned copper (1.5 mm thick) skillet at Marshall's ($20!!) and it has a little gouge in the cooki...

Tinned Copper (problem??)

by Iluvcooking 2 years ago

So, I made Beef Bourguignon in my new, tinned copper casserole the other night. I know that tin darkens over time, but this was quick and there is an odd pattern. Thoughts?

Feedback on Daubieres

by gooster 2 years ago

OK, the allure of shiny, pretty objects has me in it's grasp. Please save me! For those of you with copper daubieres, do you find any utility to it or is it simply a beautiful shelf piece? I lov...

Question about my tin lining

by manolotraveler 2 years ago

I just picked up another copper pan on ebay (sorry, wallet) and the lining looks a bit different from the other copper pans I've seen so far. I was wondering if anyone had some idea why this might...

After much research, quick Copper + Silver questions

by chrisrex 2 years ago

Hello all! I've been driving myself nuts reading the different comparisons between Tin, Stainless and Silver cooking surfaces w/ copper cookware. Obviously this is a very passionate topic on her...

White and Copper Spots on Tin-Lined Pan

by OrangeCopper 2 years ago

Hello, first post here. This forum has been a help multiple times when I decided I wanted to learn how to cook, and started collecting copper pots and pans. I've always liked the look of copper, an...

Can we flambé in a tin-lined copper pan?

by Computta 2 years ago

I was wondering if we could do this since the burning temperature of ethanol is much higher than tin's melting point. On the health side I think it's totally fine, since tin is pretty much inert so...

Need buying advice on vintage tin-lined copper pan

by damiano 2 years ago

Hi all, I've seen this tin-lined copper sauce pan for sale on a local craigslist-like site. It's marked 'made in france', 24cm diameter, 12cm high, 3mm copper supposedly, 4 kilograms heavy. It ...

Suggestions for Copper Pan w/ Lead Tested in the Lining

by manolotraveler 2 years ago

I recently bought an unusual copper pan on ebay from France, and since it looked pretty old I decided to give the lining a test with a 3M lead check swabs. To my surprise, it actually came back po...

Tin Lined Copper Cookware. Health Effects & Benefits.

by Newlyn_Tinning 2 years ago

Here's a study on tin that may interest all you tin lined copper cookware lovers or those thinking of making the move on to these world class, fine cooking implements that have been employed since ...

Reddish stains on tin?

by manolotraveler 2 years ago

Hello! I just bought (another) copper pan on ebay... a little tin-lined copper saucepan to be exact. I just cooked my first dish in it, a little tomato and butter sauce, and after rinsing the pan ...

Advice on saving a very blackened copper pan?

by manolotraveler 2 years ago

I stumbled across the following very, very dirty looking copper pan on ebay this morning, and I'm wondering whether folks think this is a lost cause or something a bit of elbow grease could salvage...

Muffin Tin Shepherds Pie Suggestions

by BostonTparty 2 years ago

My son went away to college. Over the summer he became enamored with Shepherds Pie. I would like to freeze a batch and bring him some at school. Here are some questions I have. Crust: pie crust ...

Why say copper pot is for lifetime? I do tinning in video.

by TJFRANCE 2 years ago

Hello everyone ! For those who want to know why it is said that a copper pot can last a lifetime and even more, here is a small video sharing about my work of tinning copper pots. My priority...

Advice for cooking in wide tin-lined copper saute pan

by manolotraveler 2 years ago

So as I mentioned in a couple of other posts, I've just started investing in a few tin-lined copper pieces of cookware. One of my favorites is a 9.5" saute pan. I have one question for use, thoug...

Newly tinned copper pot with cracked lining

by Computta 2 years ago

Hi Guys, just received a pot back from a retinner and it does not look nice. In the photo attached there are webbed cracks in the tin linning. Do you know if the darker parts of the cracks are actu...

Tin lining - need retinning?

by Staubfan 3 years ago

Hello- I recently made caramel on an electric cooktop with my copper pot (despite knowing better). Upon removing the caramel, I noticed a shiny spot on the bottom. It is also rough whereas the r...

Thermodynamics again: Copper linings

by Bluecroc 3 years ago

Hello again! I am back at the discussion table with a new question on linings for modern copper pans. I have learnt - mostly out of the discussions I have seen in this platform - that different met...

Action acidic foods on tinned pans

by TJFRANCE 3 years ago

Hello, as promised, here are some pictures of a pan that has been tinned new then used for 2 years (about 50 firings). You can see the state of the tinning. Then I cleaned the tinning to show you...

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