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Guest showcase: Elkington saucepans for P&O

These sea-faring saucepans — English-made and nickel-lined — belong to reader Roger W.

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Guest showcase: Two Jules Gaillard oval cocottes

I think these are the work of young Jules Gaillard at the start of his forty-year career.

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27cm Van Neuss-Pommier saucepan

Like H. Pommier himself, this saucepan has a lot of Van Neuss DNA in it.

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Weight matters.

Two 28cm sauté pans, both alike in dignity…

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30cm Peter Brux Windsor

The “Brux” is for Bruxelles where the chaudronnerie Peter made beautiful copper.

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Set of three roasting pans, “Les trois sœurs”

These three sisters belong together.

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31cm skillet with helper handle

If loving this skillet is wrong, I don’t want to be right.

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Two 28cm sauté pans, both alike in dignity…

I’m starting to suspect this isn’t an antique French pan but instead a modern reproduction. And a reader has solved the mystery for me!

There’s some very interesting chemistry going on between a copper pan and its tin lining.

Rocky Mountain Retinning re-attached one handle of an antique pot with brand-new rivets. Can you tell which one?

To my eye, a silver lining looks a lot like tin, and I thought it might be useful to be able to tell the difference.

Caring for copper

The psychology of seasoning

Do you think this skillet is dirty?