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1810 Paul Revere Copper Pots and Pans?

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We purchased, at an Estate Sale, a set of Copper pots and pans. They are stamped "1810 Paul Revere." They appear to be solid copper on the outside, stainless steel on the inside, with brass handles. There are 3 sauce pans w/ lids, a saute pan and a skillet. Are they meant to be decorative? What is their value? Are they good pans (if indeed they are stainless steel on the inside) for cooking. Thank you for any information.

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April 29th, 2010 at 9:49 pm

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  1. The set of pans you are talking about is a set produced by the Revereware company, and the mark is just part of the company’s ad logo. It’s not an indiction of the age of your pans. They are copper clad stainless steel cookware, and can be used if you wish. I own this set myself, and the pans do have some good uses. The saute pan is a nice size and conducts heat well, although it does tend to get very hot. The worst part of all copper exteriors is the cleaning, to maintain the shiny copper coloring, and they will have to be cleaned after each use or you will have grease spots burn on. Some people really like all copper clad cookware, and some do not. I find the saucepans nice for simmering things, as it doesn’t require much heat to maintain a simmer. The skillet I don’t use much, as I prefer a cast iron skillet- but it still has it’s occasional use. I would suggest you just try them and see what you think. The stainless steel cleans up fairly easily and you can use steel wool as needed on it. The copper portion will need to have a copper cleaner used to maintain the luster. In between polishes, I use a mixture of a squirt of lemon juice and a sprinkle of salt, with a clean sponge to buff it up after using and washing. Don’t put them in the dishwasher, the soap will corrode the copper and pit it. If you see dark spots through the stainless stell, the pan needs to be recoated with stainless steel. This shouldn’t be a problem, but one you should be aware of if you do use them on a regular basis. There are companies that "re-tin" copper pots, and I believe the Revereware company also provides the service. Hope you got a good deal on the pans, they are expensive to purchase new. Just try them and decide if you want to hang them to look at or use.

    The mom

    29 Apr 10 at 9:49 pm

  2. take it to an appraiser to get it appraised they sound like they are worth a lot

    TBird

    29 Apr 10 at 9:49 pm

  3. Copper is not a good conducter of heat – they usually have hot and cold spots that is why manufacturers add a stainless steel disk or coating. They can be used for cooking it just takes a little practice. When you use them for cooking you will notice a tarnish caused by the heat – not to worry – if you clean them properly they will last a long time. PS you can also use for decorating but why waste them – I think the stamp is just a series name produced by the manufacturer.

    Robert

    29 Apr 10 at 9:49 pm

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