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Duparquet Copper Cookware - Fait Tout

Quick Overview

This gorgeous Fait Tout (or Windsor pan) is an amazing pan in which to create your favorite sauces.

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Details

- Unparalleled 1/8" copper thickness (3+mm)
- Massive 3/8” hand-set copper rivets
- Tin lined by hand
- Cast Iron handle

Additional Information

About:

Jim HamannOriginally established in 1852, Duparquet, Huot, & Monuese, Co. was the predominant US manufacturer of commercial ranges and copper cookware through 1936 when it succumbed to the Great Depression. Many of the original copper pieces have survived the years and are highly prized by collectors and gourmet cooks today.

Duparquet was reborn when Jim Hamann discovered his calling for the art of copper, a pivotal moment at age 36 in the rolling hills of Burgundy. Hamann now makes Duparquet copper with pride, in honor of its history, bringing back a time when things were built to last. Hand-crafted in Rhode Island with the finest materials available, these new Duparquet pieces are designed to last more than a lifetime - they will surely last for generations!

Care:

1) Do not "preheat" copper pots
Since copper conducts heat so well, it heats up very quickly.  Preheating and other "dry heat" tasks (like toasting rice) should be avoided. The sensitive tin lining can melt if overheated.  Avoid "dry heat".

2) Avoid scouring
Never scour the tin lining of your copper pans (with scouring pads or steel wool for example.)  This will cause the soft tin lining to wear it away much faster than normal.  To clean cooked-on foods, fill the copper pan with water and a bit of dish soap, and simmer for 15 minutes while you're cleaning up the rest of the kitchen.  To accelerate the process, you can also use a scraper made of bamboo or other wood which won't harm the tin.

3) Don't sear in copper pans
The tin lining of a copper pan melts at only about 450 degrees F.   To sear meats at high heat, choose cast iron,  aluminum, or stainless steel instead of your copper cookware.  Browning ground beef or a chicken breast is fine, but searing a filet mignon or a piece of tuna at high heat is not.

4) Use wooden or silicone utensils with copper pots
Avoid scratching the soft tin cooking surface with steel utensils.

5) Polishing 101
There are definitely two schools of thought here.  Some love the bright look of polished copper - some love the soft tarnished "penny copper" look.  Do YOUR thing; The copper will do ITS thing either way.  If you are in the polishing camp - here is a great food-based polish:

Dissolve 1 T salt in 1/2 cup of white vinegar, and add enough flour to make a thin paste (like Elmer's Glue). After washing the pan, dip a moist paper towel in the polish, wipe on the copper for about 30sec, then wash off with warm, soapy & water. Dry WELL to prevent water spots.

If you do this after each use it will take about 30 seconds of extra time.  Waiting six months and then polishing will require a lot more effort!

Product of: United States
Dimensions 6.5" x 2.5"
Weight 3.7 lb