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If you can afford to invest in just one piece of copper cookware, make it a sauce pan. Not only is temperature-responsive copper second to none in its abilities to conduct heat, it also cools down quickly as you turn down the stove dial. This is a huge plus for heat sensitive recipes, like custards, delicate sauces or caramel. Choose a 2-quart saucepan, which is roomy enough to also make rice, pasta sauce or reheat soup.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|