Return to the Cookware Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Are copper lids really useful with those copper pots?

Posted by homey_bird (My Page) on
Mon, Mar 16, 09 at 1:23


I am getting ready to buy a copper saute pan from either Mauviel/Falk/Bourgeat -- and since lids can cost quite a bit, am seriously wondering if it is all that important to buy a copper lid for a copper pot for any other reason than looks or completing the set!

I would be perfectly ok using one of my SS lids on my cookware. In fact, I do that all the time, because SS lids can be tossed into the dishwasher saving me some washing effort. I love this idea; however just curious if there are any situations where it would be helpful to use a copper lid (any special recipe or use of the pot for specific purpose).

Thanks in advance!

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Are copper lids really useful with those copper pots?

Interesting question. If the lid will form a tight fit, I suppose it doesn't matter whether it's copper or not. You rely on the pan for conductivity much more than the lid. Also, I have copper from years and years ago that I purchased with flat lids that merely get placed over the pans and do not fit within the rims. I suppose a less responsive metal could result in a bit more cooling of the pan, but I'm not sure you would notice. How much precision do you need for what you plan to saute?

RE: Are copper lids really useful with those copper pots?

Hi Kitchendetective,

Thanks for the reply. I do not need a precision for my current cooking at all. I have been fine using all those SS lids so far.

My question, because I am still evolving as a cook and like to try international cuisine and exotic recipes. I am just trying to find out if I might run into a recipe that absolutely requires even heat from everywhere -- (e.g. grilled pizza though I would suspect a cast iron skillet is better suited for it) -- and do not want to end up thinking "if only".

I have not placed an order yet but will do so soon ... in couple of days.

Thanks in advance.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Cookware Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here