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Old 01-30-2011, 12:21 PM   #1
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Mauviel Frying Pan

I just bought a Mauviel frying pan off eBay, my firs piece of copper cookware. First time I used it the whole underside ( the copper colored part) changed colour. Is this normal?

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Old 01-30-2011, 02:12 PM   #2
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Nops I don't know about the copper, But wanted to
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Old 01-30-2011, 02:50 PM   #3
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It's going to change color with heat. You can restore the original color with a copper cleaner, I use Wrights as it is relatively cheap and available.

Is your pan tin lined or steel lined? If it tin you need to use plastic or wood utensils, never metal.

Rocky Mountain Retinning has instructions for care of copper. Just Google them.
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Old 01-30-2011, 03:31 PM   #4
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I didn't realize it changed colour ever time it's used.
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Old 01-30-2011, 04:53 PM   #5
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It doesn't really change color, it just gets a little oxidization. Mauviel is good cookware, and I think you will enjoy it.
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Old 01-30-2011, 04:59 PM   #6
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Just a thought. Was this a new piece? The new ones have a protective coating which should be removed. If you can link the ebay site, or post a photo of the inside and outside, I may be able to tell you more.
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Old 01-30-2011, 05:22 PM   #7
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Here are a few images. Is it normal for Mauviel Cuprinox cookware to not be stamped? Only stamp says "made in France".
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Not really enough in the photo to tell, but it looks like a stainless steel lined pan with fairly heavy copper. The exterior looks good. The pot looks new or near new.

Do you have the ebay ad?
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Old 01-30-2011, 07:36 PM   #9
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Item number 180504593289.
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