I finally got around to cooking with the pan last night. I was really surprised that the cast iron handle didn't get too hot to handle. I have some Magnalite Pro pans that even with the silicone handle cover get hotter than the handle of this copper fry pan.
On the other hand I don't think that I got all the lacquer off the pan before I used it. I rubbed it with lacquer remover before I used it and something seemed to be coming off, not in the sheets like I have heard about, but little amounts of something.
After I used the pan, there were scorch marks on the bottom in the pattern of my stove ring. There were also some kind of swirl marks on the inside of the pan. I don't know if the inside of the pan was lacquered or not.
I took some pictures but it was hard to get photos without reflections. I guess all my problems are due to not getting the lacquer off. Or is this just normal for copper?
If it is due to not getting the lacquer off will continuing to use lacquer remover on it help?