Cooking With Copper
Copper is the third most utilized material in the world, surpassed by iron and aluminum. It is used in various industries due to its properties including its high electrical conductivity, its light weight and high malleability, heat conductivity and its resistance to corrosion and oxidation. One of its main characteristics is its reddish-orange color, which if exposed to air turns salmon red, until it begins to form cuprous oxide (Cu2O) and turns into a purplish color, until it becomes cupric oxide (CuO), a black color.
It is an extraordinary material that is used in different kitchen utensils and very well known in Mexico. Copper utensils must be cured before their first use and require maintenance from time to time.