BENEFITS OF THE USE OF COPPER
Pans of Copper, a major requirement of the Kitchen!
The chefs at the more experienced know this a long time ago! Using pans with covers, any meal can be prepared in the perfect manner and soft, mainly for the excellent features of the copper. The copper is a conductor perfect heat, so it will be spread evenly across the pan with immense precision. The professionals and ambitious cooks, you know that it's worth it. The risk of burning is minimized and the energy savings are a plus.
The positive features of copper to prepare the meals
The copper is used for more than 9000 years old, is a conductor of heat ideal, durable, hygienic and corrosion resistant. Above all what makes copper the metal perfect for the pots is the thermal conductivity, it conducts heat 5 times better than the iron and 20 times better than stainless steel, thanks to the excellent thermal conductivity, the heat spreads evenly in the pans of copper, this also reduces the risk of a burn or pick up, once the temperature can be more easily regulated, As a result, it is possible to cook with less energy, such as copper withstands well the heat, the prepared meals are hot during a longer time.
Pans of copper and health, Copper is antibacterial
The pots copper have an antibacterial effect, because the copper acts as a filter on the germs and the bacteria, for these organisms the copper is toxic, however, for human beings the material presents no threat, quite the contrary. For this reason, many water pipes are made of copper tubes, because they purify the water, even in various hospitals of the pipes are made of copper because it helps to avoid the transmission of germs.
The composition of the different types of Utensils in copper
All our manufactured articles in copper, have in their composition the pure copper (99,9%) there is in the market of the vessels that are sold on this name, but often have only a small coating, which serves only for aesthetic purposes, not having the authenticity of the original product. Be careful, choose products guaranteed.
Pans of Copper without Coating
The pans of copper without coating are particularly suitable to make jelly, syrup, caramel, chocolate, etc. because of its excellent thermal conductivity, are not tinned. The melting temperature of sugar is higher than 180° C and would damage the coatings of tin. After cooked, the food should be removed to another container to cool.
Pots of Copper with Coating
The pots copper are often lined on the inside by tin, avoiding the direct contact between the food and the copper, so that it may be possible to leave food to cool on the pan covers. Over time the color of the tin will change by the fact that the food is not spread uniformly across the surface of the pot, however this discoloration is normal and poses no danger to health, do not try to remove stains with scouring pads because it would destroy the tin, the penelas in copper should never be heated empty in the oven, as the melting point of tin is 230, the coating would be severely damaged, such as the tin is soft material must be treated very carefully, do not use accessories hard, prefer wooden accessories.
The color of copper
When heated, the copper changes its color to different shades. Over time, copper utensils develop a patina. This is a completely natural process and does not have an adverse effect on the food that is prepared in pots and copper pans copper
Maintenance and use of pots copper
Once the copper is a material that is very soft, is very sensitive to the risks, before it can be sold all articles are properly polished to make them brilliant, however, as the products are handmade there is the possibility of having slight imperfections, which, however, stand out the high quality of the cookware, not having any negative effect on its use. When not using your cookware is recommended keep in a dry place, additionally it is recommended to clean your tool copper paste polishing metals or alternatively, you can use the method of cleaning traditional which consists in soaking a soft sponge in the lemon juice and salt fine and go to wiping gently the covers with her, then passes in clean water and dry with a soft cloth, it is advisable to keep in a dry place. it is important not to use sponges hard.
The pots in copper, in principle, can be used on any type of stove, except induction stoves,
The copper can be polished after many years of use and look new as ever. With some basic care, your pans of copper can last for many years to come.
Using their cookware
When cooking do not use metal objects (spoons, forks, etc.). Nor wash the piece in dishwashing detergents of the dishwasher, scouring pads of steel wool or any other abrasives because they will scratch the protective surface of the tin or the copper. All the times that you clean your copper utensils, must pass them by water and enxugá them very well, because the water also leaves stains.
Most of the revenue recommends that if you put the pot of copper at a low temperature for about a minute before adding the ingredients.
Overheating can cause stains in your pot, remember to always use average temperatures and low, do Not put never copper utensils on the stove or in the oven without anything inside.
To clean, immerse the pan in warm water, use a good detergent, non-abrasive and then apply with a cloth or sponge and soft scrub in a circular motion, rinse again in hot water with soap, and dry immediately.
Do not use abrasive cleaners such as bleaches, cleaners oven or products with chlorine. Do not also use steel wool.
Do not place pots and pans of copper in a dishwasher.
Oxidation of a pan of copper
Cleaning and maintenance
If you have a Pot of Copper or if you have seen some, probably have already noticed that copper is a metal that oxidizes, or darkens with time. There are people like this aspect because the copper is with a aspect rustic and old... But if you are cooking in any utensil of copper, and it is so, you need to do the cleaning before cooking. Another very important information is that there are some copper pieces that are varnished precisely not oxidarem with the time, as the lacquer slows down this process. Thus, such parts can in no way go through this process of cleaning, since the varnish would be removed and the piece would be further tarnished.
Normally the parts varnished are used for home decoration and can't be brought to the fire. The cleaning of one-piece varnished gives-if only by taking the dust of the same with a damp cloth.
How to clean a pan oxidized
- It is very Important that you do not wet the piece.
- First you rub the lemon in salt and rub the lemon on the pot covers, You will notice that the piece will start to get back the natural color of the copper.
- You can pass the lemon with salt for the entire piece.
- Ending pass the lemon rinse with water.
- Take the brillo pad with detergent and continue scrubbing, finally, rinse well with water.
- You will realize the difference between the part washed and part oxidized. A tip in time to dry, to avoid that the piece is stained with the drops of water simply dry with a napkin, cloth or paper towel and put in the sun or in the drying rack to finish drying. It is very important to the drying process because it prevents the piece is with a few little spots.
Removal of the varnish
Some of our copper utensils are lacquered on the outside so as not to lose the brightness. If you intend to use them as decorative items, you can leave the layer of protective varnish. Just clean them, powder them, or pass them with a soft cloth to regain the shine that characterizes them. In all of the parts destined to go to the heat or the flame, however, it is necessary to remove the varnish before the first use. This can be done in two ways:
- In the case of smaller pieces - Put them in a container with enough water to be fully covered. Add a tablespoon full of baking soda for each gallon of water, and boil until the varnish becomes detached in large plates white. Remove the piece from the container and rinse it with water. To get back the initial gloss, wipe it clean with a product to Polish copper.
- In the case of the pieces of larger dimensions – Use acetone (on sale at the drugstore and paint stores) to take away the varnish. The acetone should be applied with a clean cloth areas of approximately 10cm from side to side. After each application, wipe the piece and repeat the process until the varnish be taken. Also in this case it may be necessary to give brightness to the piece as indicated in (1). Be careful in the use of acetone.
To give brightness to the parts already without varnish, use a product not to abrasive own to Polish copper.