Copper pots and pans set is one of the most popular cookware on earth. This material is the best heat conductor which will ensure fast and even cooking, and this is why many professional kitchens use this cookware to cook their food. Even though it is also one of the most expensive cookware, people still love using it because it can be non-sticky as well if it is lined with the right metal. After choosing cooper among other cookware material, there is one thing you need to do before purchasing a set. You have to compare between one product with the other because not every copper cookware set is made the same. Some has excellent quality that live up to its popularity, some can be in lower quality to make it cheaper. If you want to get nothing but the best, here are some things you need to pay attention to.
When you shop for copper cookware, you will find products various thicknesses ranging from 1.5 mm upwards. If quality is your first priority, you should avoid product with less than 2 mm thickness. The thinner the cooper cookware is, the less durable it will be. It definitely will be cheaper but it might not be something you can use for a very long time. So, if money is not a problem, it will always best to invest in a thicker cooper pot, which is more expensive, but also more durable.
The next thing you need to pay attention to is the metal lining coating the surface. As we know, cooper can react with certain kind of food which in the end will end up in our stomach. This is where the lining plays its role. It will prevent the reaction between the copper and the food so your health will not be harmed in any way.
There are two types of lining you can choose. The first one is tin while the other one is stainless steel. Tin lining is usually cheaper and it has non-stick characteristic, just like a Teflon, but safer. Unfortunately, tin is not that durable so the cookware will need new coating more frequently. On the contrary, copper pots and pans set with stainless steel lining doesn’t have the non-stick characteristic like tin. So, it might be hard to use to cook soft and sticky ingredients. However, it is very durable and it is more scratch resistant. Combine it with the durability of the copper itself, you will get a cookware that will last with you for a very long time.