Addie, I have to admit that I also saved my 1.5 qt Reverware saucepan. It's what I learned to cook rice in and I wouldn't trade it for the world for making great white rice. As you say, it's good for small amounts of things. Mine doesn't have the copper bottom, just stainless all around, and like you I don't care too much what the outside of it looks like.
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