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Roscher Bone China and Denby Dinnerware lead-free?

Also I bought some Corelle pieces. They seem Ok but little too thin to my liking. I prefer the bistro style dinnerware.

Jan 23, 2014
Duyen50 in Cookware

Roscher Bone China and Denby Dinnerware lead-free?

Hi Mikie,

So far I am quite pleased will all my Apilco and WS open kitchen pieces. The Apilco have a better finish. The open kitchen pieces have some imperfections like little chip here and there. Therefore I have to verify every single piece before making the purchase.

Jan 23, 2014
Duyen50 in Cookware

Roscher Bone China and Denby Dinnerware lead-free?

Hello Sueatmo,
Thank you for replying to my inquiry. I have called Denby and they told me they don't intentionnally put lead im the fabrication of their products. However, they can't state it is lead-free...so I end up not buying the Denby mugs. As for the Roscher, I couldn't find any information regarding their company so I eliminate them from the start.
After lots of research, I end up buying the William Sonoma Open Kitchen mugs. They are made of porcelain and WS wrote me back saying all their products are tested for harmful chemicals like lead and cadmium. So far, I am quite please with them and the price is good too (6$/mug). I would love to buy the Apilco but couldn't bring myself to make the purchase due to the price difference. Hope I can get few years out of these mugs before they start chipping...

Jan 21, 2014
Duyen50 in Cookware

Roscher Bone China and Denby Dinnerware lead-free?

Hello Chowhounders!
I am relatively new this Chowhound and love reading all your posts. Quite informative.
I am in the process of changing my dinnerware to something more durable and lead-free.
I have purchased some Apilco bowls and plates. I came across some Roscher bone china and Denby white mugs at Marshalls and wonder if these are lead-free. I searched all over the net and couldn't find any informations regarding this. Is Roscher out of business? I couldn't even find their website.
Any informations would be greatly appreciated!
Thank you all!

Duyen

Jan 15, 2014
Duyen50 in Cookware

Need advise how to fry egg in copper tin lined pan

Oh thank you for the great news! This is not ruined afterall :) happy Holiday to you and your family!

Dec 23, 2013
Duyen50 in Cookware

Need advise how to fry egg in copper tin lined pan

I am so relieved to hear that is normal :)
Since I stop polishing the tin lining of my Mauviel pab, I started noticing some purple / rainbow color in the tin lining. Is this normal too? I just hope I did not melted the lining and it is the beginning of the copper showing through.

Thank you
Duyen

Dec 23, 2013
Duyen50 in Cookware

Need advise how to fry egg in copper tin lined pan

Hi Kaleo,
Since my last polishing of the Mauviel pan, I stopped doing it. I was afraid it might remove some tin along the way. The darkest of the tin is gone but the polishing made the surface dull looking.
As for my Ruffoni stockpot, I have not used the silver cleaner on it so it darken quite a bit. However, I have noticed there are spots (penny size) at the bottom of the stockpot that seem to be missing. I don't see any copper showing through but wonder if that is due to the high heat I used to heat up the pot. The pot was in the fridge prior to the reheating. Do you have these kinds of spots in your stockpot?
Thanks
Duyen

Dec 23, 2013
Duyen50 in Cookware

Need advise how to fry egg in copper tin lined pan

Will do! :)
By the way, I use silver polish to clean the tin lining and it works! Wonder though if there is any long term issue

Dec 19, 2013
Duyen50 in Cookware

Need advise how to fry egg in copper tin lined pan

Thank you for helping me out. Now I know how to use these cookware, they are the best cookware I have used and none stick!

Dec 12, 2013
Duyen50 in Cookware

Need advise how to fry egg in copper tin lined pan

Ok happy to report...fried eggs slided out of the pan!! :D

Oh And I tried to rub dry BKF on the bottom and it polished the pan back so i stopped. Before I heated the pan up, I rubbed some peanut oil at the bottom.

I am in love with my new cookware! I think now I know that I need the pan somewhat hot before adding the oil. Also as soon as the egg is in the pan, I use the spatula to lift it up before it gets the chance to get stuck. I am not sure which part of it that might contribute to the egg not sticking to the pan but it works!

Duyen

Dec 10, 2013
Duyen50 in Cookware

Need advise how to fry egg in copper tin lined pan

Hi Kaleo,

I do admire the craftmanship. The stockpot is quite beautiful to look at while it is cooking :) I also have purchased a Ruffoni braiser/ casserole. I believe it is between 5-6 qt. So far, the heat response is much better on this pot. Perhaps it works better because it is smaller. So far, I am quite please with these cookware. I determined to learn how to fry with the copper pan. I have attempted yesterday to fry some tofu and it ended up stucked and breaking apart in the Mauviel pan. I ended up pulling out my ECI pan to finish the job.
Btw, do you prefer the tin or stainless lining?

Dec 09, 2013
Duyen50 in Cookware

Need advise how to fry egg in copper tin lined pan

Hi Kaleo,
I will do some dry scrubbing with BKF tomorrow on the bottom of the pan before making some omelet. I actually don't mind the none polishing look. I just wash the cookware in dish detergent to remove the oily residue from the outside then towel dry. That reminded me of my All Clad skillet. It heats up within few minutes now that the bottom of the pan is black. It used to take forever when the bottom was 'clean' and mirror.

My ECI is le Creuset. The interior is beige and I don't need to season the pan. I usually crank the heat up and when the pan feels hot, I add the oil. It seems to work great and the food slides out the pan much easier than the All Clad.

You are right about keeping other types of cookware around for guests who wish to cook in your kitchen. I have already restricted my husband from using my copper cookware :) it will avoid someone else ruining the pan unintentionally. :)

Duyen

Dec 09, 2013
Duyen50 in Cookware

Need advise how to fry egg in copper tin lined pan

ok..so I reheated the stockpot tonight and it took about 20 minutes to get to a boil/ simmer, much faster than last time. However, I let the pot out of the fridge for 30 min before reheating on the stove.

Next experiment will be frying an egg. I will let you know how it goes. :)

Is Ruffoni cookware as good as Mauviel? I can't really compare the thickness of the pan and pot since the edge of Ruffoni cookware is rolled.

Thanks!
Duyen

Dec 09, 2013
Duyen50 in Cookware

Need advise how to fry egg in copper tin lined pan

Yup you are right. Kaleo is so helpful. Best teacher ever!

Dec 09, 2013
Duyen50 in Cookware

Need advise how to fry egg in copper tin lined pan

By the way, your should write a tutorial on how to use copper cookware. I am sure many novices like me would be spared from a panic attack for ruining a copper pan :)

Dec 09, 2013
Duyen50 in Cookware

Need advise how to fry egg in copper tin lined pan

Hi Kaleo,
I think I baby these cookware way too much. It's time for them to develop a patina!
As for copper cleaner, it won't go anywhere near the tin lining. I will try oiling the bottom of the pan the next time I use them. So I guess you don't polish the bottom of your pan and let it stay black?
As for BKF, i am not sure I follow that one. I thought using BKF will bring back the shine?
Are you using copper cookware for all your cooking including searing steak? I have enameled cast iron and I find it works well for frying.

Thanks!
Duyen

Dec 09, 2013
Duyen50 in Cookware

Need advise how to fry egg in copper tin lined pan

Hi Kaleo,
Thank you for your quick reply.
I have just finished reheating the stockpot at maximum heat and it nearly took 45 min to get to a boil. The stockpot was initially in the fridge. I hope it will get better with time. So no more polishing, at least the bottom :)
My 1st attempt with the frying pan was a disaster. I heated it at too high heat and not adding the oil in time so it kinda blemished the tin lining and bubbles a bit. To clean up the mess, I used copper cleaner to clean the inside and outside. It just made the interior worse! At least there is no copper showing through the lining. I was kicking myself for not asking for advises earlier.
I have the Siemens glass cooktop and I believe it is radiant. Should I buy the heat diffuser (William Sonoma) to help with the heating?
I use all kinds of cookware: Creuset, All Clad and now I start experimenting with copper. If I can get a proper heating time with these, I'll be in heaven! :) They are so gorgeous to look at!

Thank you
Duyen

Dec 09, 2013
Duyen50 in Cookware

Need advise how to fry egg in copper tin lined pan

Oh thank you for the quick reply! :)
So it is safe to preheat the pan on medium heat first then put the oil? Now it gets me thinking, the reason why my egg sticked to the pan is because it is not at room temperature.

How about how to reheat the stockpot that has in the fridge? Should I reheat it on medium and not high heat (drastic change of temperature from too cold to too hot would damage the tin lining)?
Thank you!
Duyen

Dec 09, 2013
Duyen50 in Cookware

Need advise how to fry egg in copper tin lined pan

Hi everyone!
I have been reading this thread for a while and really appreciate all the information you had provided. :)
I recently bought a Mauviel copper tin lined pan with cast iron handle and a Ruffoni stockpot at a discount store. I have a glass cooktop and from what it seems it is not the best cooktop to use with copper cookware. :(
I tried to make some soup yesterday with the stockpot and it took 1 hour for the pot to get to a boil! I am afraid to crank up the heat so left it at medium heat. Would it harm the pot if I crank the heat up to high to boil water? It is a 14 q stockpot so there is quite a bit of liquid in there.
My other question is how to perfectly fry an egg on my Mauviel pan. Should I heat the pan with oil (medium heat?) then crack the egg?
I love these cookware but it seems to take forever to heat up on my glass cooktop.
Any advise would be greatly appreciated!
Thank you!
Duyen

Dec 09, 2013
Duyen50 in Cookware
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