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EXAMPLES OF THE THE WAY IT WAS: Copperware

 

 

   

Item: Above and right.

Sample of copper pots and pans

Contributor:

Graham Dodgshun - Melbourne Australia

Description use and estimated age:

1950  Only small copper pots still in commercial use and  now found rarely

Item: Left and Below

Sample of copper pots and pans

Contributor:

Graham Dodgshun - Melbourne Australia

Description use and estimated age:

1950  Only small copper pots still in commercial use and  now found rarely

   

Copper used to be the predominant premium metal used for pots and pans in the commercial kitchen in the mid twentieth centaury and copper is still regarded by the mature chefs as the best of metals for heat transfer and even cooking.


Stainless steel  replaced copper mainly due to cost. Copper has become astronomically expensive and copper values have  continually increased making pots and pans very expensive.

The other factor was the need to constantly tin the inside. Copper interacts with food especially (acid foods) to produce a toxic effect, To prevent this the pot is lined with tin to make it safe for use. This was a necessary and regular maintenance task in the kitchen and became inconvenient and prohibitive costly.
 

This range of copper pots and pans is typical for the cooking pots and pans n first class hotel and restaurants in the mid 20th centaury. Thank you Graham Dodgshun

 

 

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