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Copper cookware IS used for cooking (at least, in the mediterranean culture I am native to). For people familiar with this, it is considered obvious that: It is not lightweight at any rate. The copper is both denser than the steel and less rigid, so the same container must be made from thicker metal sheet. It HAS to be tin-coated. Tin coating is not very ...


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In the question, you have stated several false and-or dubious claims: Copper is lightweight Copper is more dense ("heavier") than all of the three listed alternatives; it has density of 8.9 g/cm3, which is higher than aluminum (2.7 g/cm3), steel (7.7 to 8.1 g/cm3) and titanium (4.5 g/cm3). Copper is the best heat conducter [sic] you can get ...


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Copper is about the same density as stainless. It is relatively toxic so is always coated for cooking. Copper and copper compounds are used for sea water boat hulls because it kills or repels barnacles, etc. The traditional pewter/tin coating on copper cookware can fairly easily be melted on an open fire leaving some bare copper. Stainless clad copper is ...


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