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Old 03-27-2008, 05:16 PM   #11
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I have used salt and lemon juice for a cleaner, and it works well. For me it is much easier to pick up a couple of containers of Wrights every now and then. As you imply, it is easier to keep copper clean than clean it when it is really in bad shape. I have 3 Chilean copper pans, and they appear to be commercially made, brand name Cobra. They also are the thinnest pans I own, maybe 1.5 mm. Some people like the lighter weight. My 2 large e Dehellerin pots, which I believe are Mauviel, are too heavy for many people, including the original owner of mine. If you live in US and want handmade hammered sauce pans, check out the Rocky Mountain Retinning site. He has acquired the makings of 4 sizes of saucepans and sells the set with lids for under $250. I have puchased 2 sets, and they are the best pans in my kitchen. He claims 3 mm, and they do seem to be slightly thicker than my e Dehellerin, They weigh on average 6-7 pounds with lids.
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Old 03-27-2008, 11:21 PM   #12
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Bigjim68,
I understand your comments relative to using Wrights, I just use lemon and salt to avoid worrying about chemicals around the cookware and kitchen.
I will post a picture of my cooper pans one of these days on the site, I have too many already (15) LOL.
Another person in DC recommended also the Rocky Mountain site and I checked it out. The pans look great, my guess is the owner buys stuff in Turkey (they have good cooper artisans and labor is not that expensive) and refinishes it in USA. 4 hand hammered pans for $250 is an extremely good price.
I own Baumalu, Mauviel (the non-professional line called Heritage) and Falk.
Dehillerin is very famous in France. From what I know, Falk is the supplier for the Cooper plus SS bimetal to Mauviel and Dehillerin. They are located in Belgium, and their material and manufacturing process has several patents and invention disclosures.
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