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Stuff I use

Stuff I use: Wright’s copper cleaner

For serious tarnish, Wright’s is more effective — but also more abrasive — than Bistro.

Mysteries

Who made this distinctive pan?

Reader Roger B. has a pan with an unusual iron handle.

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36cm Pommier tall stewpot with tap

This is my first pot with a tap and I have to say, I am absolutely delighted with it.

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29cm and 30cm Pommier saucepans with lids

Copper from the Jazz Age… in Belgium!

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27cm 3.8mm Gaillard sauté pan

This gorgeous piece is a snapshot of Gaillard’s work at the end of the 19th century.

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32cm saucepan for Blaser & Cie

This handsome fellow epitomizes the graceful copper of the inter-war period of France.

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Guest showcase: 38cm Dehillerin for Wagons-Lits rondeau, “2372”

This rondeau served passengers on the finest railway lines in Europe.

Advice

For serious tarnish, Wright’s is more effective — but also more abrasive — than Bistro.

Cleaning & maintenance

A distress call

Reader Theo had a copper emergency.

Retinning & restoration

Guest post: Removing the layers

I’d been watching this pan on eBay for over a month and what attracted me to it was the stamp — “Specialité Hotelière Journel”.