Is it wrong to feel disappointed at such an expensive gift? I had my heart set on a Le Creuset pot, and had asked for one. Instead I was given a 12-Liter copper pot.
I know that copper’s conductive properties are legendary, and it sure looks pretty. But we are a household of 1 1/2, and the other half, if he had his way, would eat spaghetti with tomato sauce every day. And copper’s heat-retaining properties are most in properly utilized if I cooked on gas. I use an electric stove.
Thanks to Sarah, I don’t feel so disappointed anymore, however the dilemma is what to cook in it? Please remember that copper is a reactive metal, so nothing with apples, tomatoes, or anything remotely acidic.