Copper pans come unlined and lined.
Unlined copper pans can be used for:
1. Jam, fridge jam, jellies and sugarcraft
2. Beer making/Brewing
3. Chutneys and preserves
4. Whisking egg whites (you get a firmer result as the egg white reacts with the copper)
Lined copper pans are used for:
All other foodstuffs which are vegetables, meat, poultry, legumes, grains or anything else that isn't a preserve, chutney, product of fermentation, jam or Jelly.
So, if you want to cook a casserole, fry an egg, bake a cake then it's a lined pan.
If you want to make jam, brew beer or make Chutney then it is a plain copper pan.
That is it in a nutshell - dont settle for anything else!
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