Cookware: About Copper Molds, Pots and more

Molds (or moulds, as it is also spelled) were popular during theVictorian Era, when dishes such as savory chicken-and-ham raised pie,

sherry-infused calf’s-feet jelly, and sweet, palate-cleansing blancmange were all the rage. Copper molds were the preference of well-heeled cooks; tin molds in shapes with names like Solomon’s Temple were found in humbler kitchens.

For collectors, copper molds are perhaps the most appealing. When not in use, these handsome, stamped, and castellated containers make wonderful decorative objects for the kitchen, either on a high plate shelf or just hung on a wall. Copper molds in shapes ranging from fish to turtles to lions were often tinned on the inside and designed for everything from jellies to cakes. READ MORE

Advantage of using Copper cookware: 

It is an excellent heat conductor. You may need to reduce cooking time and temperature.

Disadvantages: 

  • Must be lined with tin, nickel, or stainless steel
  • Acidic foods cause copper to tarnish.
  • Copper is a very soft metal and is highly susceptible to scratches
  • Reacts to some food
  • Tin or nickel linings are not very durable, and must be professionally repaired
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