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Some cooks prefer using copper pans as the metal conducts heat well. Plus, copper develops an attractive patina after several years and does not become brittle when exposed to the sun.


Shop for a set of pots and pans which look beautiful hung up between uses. A whistling tea kettle invites guests into your living space and may provoke lively conversations. Consider collecting grade 1 pieces such as wire and tubing and sell your extras to a scrap yard for profit.