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Tin-lined copper + Caramel sauce= whoopsy?

It is certainly possible. The lining is intact. It was never heated without anything in it. But as Kaleo referred to earlier, perhaps the bottom of the caramel insulated the pan toward the melting point.

Aug 29, 2014
Staubfan in Cookware

Tin-lined copper + Caramel sauce= whoopsy?

Thanks Kaleo,

I've read enough of the copper posts to take your word as truth. I appreciate the insight. The amount of caramel was not that much (roughly 1 C of sugar) and was stirred consistently once it started to take of color. It was pulled off heat for addition of cream/rum.

Btw- the sauce was fine. Did not taste "off" at all.

Interesting to know about the reason for the unlined pans. One other piece to buy I suppose.

Thanks again.

Aug 29, 2014
Staubfan in Cookware

Tin-lined copper + Caramel sauce= whoopsy?

Hello chowhounders,

I'm a relative newcomer to copper (been using it about a year). I bought a thick tin-lined copper saucepan from E Dehillerin last year. I understand the tin will discolor as it reacts to various ingredients.

That said, I made a caramel sauce in it tonight... make amber caramel, take off heat, whisk (silicone whisk) in heavy cream and rum.

After allowing the sauce to cool, I poured it out and what was once a uniform grey-ish bottom was now shiny in the middle.

Was the heat of the caramel/sauce too much? Did I make a mistake? Is it fine*?

Thanks for the advice

*no copper is showing at all

Aug 28, 2014
Staubfan in Cookware

E Dehillerin Copper/Tin thickness

Thank you Kaleo,

First, I've read a lot of chowhound posts about copper and always enjoy your insights.

Ironically as soon as I posted about not hearing back, they emailed me back. They confirmed 2.5mm on the saucepan and 3mm on the saute. I ordered so I will confirm upon receipt.

Aloha

Feb 14, 2014
Staubfan in Cookware

E Dehillerin Copper/Tin thickness

Hello-

I am looking at getting a few copper pieces from E Dehillerin. However, their copper/tin page indicates thickness of 2-3.5mm. From what I've read, it's all (or mostly all) Mauviel pieces. I'd love to know the actual thickness of each piece, as I'm looking to go 2.5mm or higher. I'm looking at the sauce pan and the saute pan.

I've contacted both E Dehillerin and Mauviel but no response after a week.

Can any of the expert chowhounders help me on what I'd be getting? Any recent orders?

Thanks

Feb 13, 2014
Staubfan in Cookware

Spots on new copper pot?!? Please help

Hello-

I just received a 1.9 qt Mauviel copper saucepan for xmas. It is my first foray into copper cookware. It looks beautiful, I love the weight, etc. However, on the outside, opposite the side with the handle, there are several spots in the copper. They almost look like burn marks from the manufacturing process.

Before I attempt to clean this, or return it for an exchange, I would love some help from the chowhounders on what these spots may be and my best course of action.

Pic attached. I can add more if needed.

Thank you

Dec 26, 2013
Staubfan in Cookware

Staub 7 qt Cocotte- white stains after washing?!?

Thanks again-

I actually have the liquid BKF. The foods could very well be the reason, as could the water I suppose. If throwing in a little BKF now and then keeps it clean, then so be it. As mentioned, it gets frequent use on my stainless stuff.

Perhaps I will use BKF, then use and wash with clean water, cooking a neutral-ish food (maybe just blanch some veggies) and see if I can narrow it down.

I appreciate the help.

Nov 04, 2012
Staubfan in Cookware

Staub 7 qt Cocotte- white stains after washing?!?

Thanks Chemicalkinetics...

Chili, pork shoulder braise, frying... so there has been a mix. I thought about the water, but thought the (hopefully) clean water from our water jugs would show if that was true. The "stain" still appeared.

I do have BarKeepers friend and should have asked if that was safe for the enamel. Without it, my stainless cookware would never be the same. I will give it a try. Thanks again

Anyone else have this experience?

Nov 04, 2012
Staubfan in Cookware

Staub 7 qt Cocotte- white stains after washing?!?

Hello all-

I purchased this Staub back in February. It hasn't gotten a ton of use (maybe 8-10 times) but the last several times I've used it, after it gets washed in simple dishsoap and water, it dries with most of the bottom (but nowhere else) having a white-ish stain to it. This is my first Staub, I can't assume this is how they are supposed to look, but does anyone have any ideas as to what could cause it?

I thought it may be the water so tonight when I washed it I used water from our water cooler system, the "stain" still showed once it was immediately (as always) towel-dryed and allowed to sit in the open air.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance

Nov 04, 2012
Staubfan in Cookware