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Old 01-31-2010, 01:36 PM   #1
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Unhappy Copper Bottom Cookware

I recently purchased a set of JCPenny's copper bottom stainless steel "Cooks" brand cookware and everything sticks high or low temps. What am I doing wrong??? Also is it normal for the copper bottom to turn black and on other pots faid away??


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Old 01-31-2010, 01:55 PM   #2
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Hard to tell. Are these the clad pans with copper bottoms? If you hold the pan in the palm of your hand does it feel heavy? (not including the handle) If it is lightweight things will stick much more than if the pan is a heavier weight. If it is clad and heavy, think of it like cast iron, it takes time to heat up but holds the heat better so you might want to use a low temperature or flame (electric vs gas). Do things stick all over or just more towards the center where the heat is?
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Old 01-31-2010, 02:08 PM   #3
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copper pots

Thanks for the reply,

I am using gas heat and the pans heat up very quickly and are not heavy

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Old 02-01-2010, 02:50 AM   #4
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black copper

Does your fire burn completely? Perhaps the gas mixture is not well tuned.
When you have free flame do you see black smoke ? If that is the case have your gas flame checked....
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