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Re: Stainless steel cooking pot and pan set: advice needed please!

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Colour or taste?

Maybe for taste it really is just the freshness that makes the biggest difference.
Taste.
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Old 02.12.2019, 18:48
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Whatever you end up plumping for, don't go for antique copper!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saxga-xm0Rk

Scary.
On the contrary, it makes the best polenta. We always use it.

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Old 02.12.2019, 18:50
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On the contrary, it makes the best polenta. We always use it.

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Have a quick watch of that video Tom.
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Old 02.12.2019, 18:57
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Have a quick watch of that video Tom.
She ate potato salad with pickles made in a copper pot (and even heated it for some bizarre reason), not polenta cooked in a copper pot!

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Old 02.12.2019, 18:59
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She ate potato salad with pickles made in a copper pot (and even heated it for some bizarre reason), not polenta cooked in a copper pot!

Tom
ANTIQUE copper pot, this is the kicker as it wasn't well coated.

My guess is you are making it in a copper pot, which is well coated, or you'd be suffering rather awfully from hypercupremia / Wilson's Disease.
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Old 02.12.2019, 19:00
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Re: Stainless steel cooking pot and pan set: advice needed please!

All I want is a proper cup of coffee made in a proper copper coffee pot.
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All I want is a proper cup of coffee made in a proper copper coffee pot.
American copper or African copper?
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Old 02.12.2019, 19:02
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Was it Northern Italy? The Polenta made there with white corn is fantastic!
https://www.google.ch/maps/@37.75426.../data=!3m1!1e3

I actually hate white corn.

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I reckon we can at least agree on one thing that home-reared eggs) like your grandmother's taste much better than ones from a supermarket, not least because they are so fresh.
Yes. We can agree.
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Wow, cool place!
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Old 02.12.2019, 20:25
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ANTIQUE copper pot, this is the kicker as it wasn't well coated.

My guess is you are making it in a copper pot, which is well coated, or you'd be suffering rather awfully from hypercupremia / Wilson's Disease.
Nope, raw, uncoated copper.

One of these:

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Old 02.12.2019, 20:45
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Re: Stainless steel cooking pot and pan set: advice needed please!

Wow, I really need to adjust to how hot carbon steel pans get and how well they retain heat! I got my pan ready and hot to fry a steak and decided to also put some potatoes in that I had just roasted, to give them some 'extra browning'. To ym surprise they started to char within seconds so I took them out and put them into a dish sharpish and ended up with lots of black potato bits in my pan. Thankfully though the steak cooked perfectly and almost immediately started to brown and caramelize like you see on cooking shows. Then when I was finished it all wiped off super easily with hot water and a soft sponge (and paper towel to dry), proving that my seasoning attempts were indeed a success!

My Tefal aluminium teflon non-stick saucepans in comparison are paper thin, slow to heat up and quick to cool down... the heat transfer and retention are terrible! When cooking with them I have to set the hob to maximum (it has 9 levels) to really get things frying in them. In contrast, the carbon steel pan gets crazy hot pretty quickly even on the 4 or 5 setting and just keeps the heat for ages. Mind blown.

My only concern is that the 22cm frying pan that I bought seems a bit too small in terms of cooking area for omelettes, but I will wait and make a few before making my mind up whether to get a 24 or 26cm.

I also can't wait to get my tri-ply steel saucepan set at Christmas... cooking excites me.
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Old 02.12.2019, 21:17
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Nope, raw, uncoated copper.

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Sure Tom, whatever you say.
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Old 02.12.2019, 23:10
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My only concern is that the 22cm frying pan that I bought seems a bit too small in terms of cooking area for omelettes, but I will wait and make a few before making my mind up whether to get a 24 or 26cm.

From what i understand it's more to do with what colour the egg yolks are, nothing to do with size.


Have you not been paying attention ?
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Sure Tom, whatever you say.
I know raw copper when I see it, been sweating pipe for decades.

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I know raw copper when I see it, been sweating pipe for decades.

Tom

Is that a new-fangled euphemism?
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Is that a new-fangled euphemism?
Toms sweating pipe... thanks for that image in my head at 7am RufusB...
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Toms sweating pipe... thanks for that image in my head at 7am RufusB...
Well, you know what they say; You shouldn't sweat the small stuff.
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Well, you know what they say; You shouldn't sweat the small stuff.
That's what she said.
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That's what she said.
I don't think she sweated enough.
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