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Copper conducts heat better than aluminum, stainless steel, and cast iron, and is the choice of many choosy chefs.
Step 1: Hand wash and dry
Before using your copper cookware, hand wash it with warm, soapy water. Scrub the inside with care to avoid scratching the coating. Dry immediately with a soft dishcloth.
Clean especially well before using if you see greenish-blue spots inside the pan, which can indicate verdigris, a poisonous chemical reaction that occurs when copper is exposed to acetic acid.
Step 2: Use for sauces
When cooking sauces in copper, don’t stir as often as you would when using other types of cookware. Copper heats more evenly than any other metal, so you won’t have to worry about whether some parts of the pan are cooler than others.