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Old 03-21-2008, 02:21 PM   #11
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This cookware comes with a lifetime warranty.
In that case, give the money to your youngest child and let him/her make the purchase!
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Old 05-01-2008, 02:06 AM   #12
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Hi, I have some copper pots and pans, all pretty good quality. Bought them all used in thrift stores for next to nothing, because the tin lining was worn through. I once saw a National Geographic special that included a Pakistani man who made cooking pots and pans of brass and copper. He tinned them by "hot wiping" them, and I remembered how, so I tried it, and it works. Polish the interior of the pan with steel wool until it has a very fine, bright finish and wipe it with white vinegar. Place cut up pieces of lead-free solder in the pan...95% tin/5% silver is good. Heat the pan over a gas burner, keeping it moving, until the solder melts and flows. Wipe the solder over the surface of the pan with a balled-up chamois cloth (the real thing, not some synthetic stuff) to spread the new tin over the pan's interior, finishing by turning the pan up enough to wipe any excess tin out of the pan briskly. It won't look as nice and shiny as the electroplated tinning, but it is the more traditional way and works just fine. I also have stainless-lined copper pans (Revere Limited Edition), and there is no comparison. Tin is better for even heat distribution and non-stick quality.
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