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    Old Copper bottomed pot - worthwhile?

    Was browsing a thrift store and saw these pots. They looked kind of neat, but I don't have much use for their small sizes. I wanted to get them anyways but the Mrs. talked me out of it. The smallest one is about the size of a measuring cup.

    I'm just wondering if anyone knows anything about these or if they are worth anything? I see some old vintage copper pots go for big $$ and would like to know how to spot the good ones in the future.


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    Buy them and send them to me!

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    buy them. They look relatively thick walled. Probably worth more for the copper than they are charging at a thrift store.

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    Buy them.

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    I would have left with them.

    Even if it is a disreputable brand, they're still stainless pans with copper cladding. You can't get around physics.

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    If they are stainless inside, definitely buy them. If they are all scratchy, the interior may be tin. As long as the surface is still intact, I would also buy them but you have to be more careful with heating them dry to high temperatures. If they need to be tinned, they may not be worth bothering unless you need the size and the copper is nice and thick (i.e. 2.5mm or more). Even if they are small - how else would you melt the butter for your lobster?

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    Those look like Mauviel. Even if they need to be re-tinned they might be worth grabbing. If they are SS lined snatch them up and never look back!

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    Buy em, I am with the crowd.

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    Is there an easy way to tell if they are tin/stainless?

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowtyper View Post
    Is there an easy way to tell if they are tin/stainless?
    they look different.

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