I should start by saying that I am a big fan of Falk cookware, and have sizes ranging from a small saucier through the paella pan—and truly love them all!
I had not bought any covers, since I have many covers that fit reasonably well. During a sale a few months ago, I bought three covers—two smaller ones for sauce pans, and a larger one for a stew pot.
They fit very well, and function as expected.
The copper finish seemed a bit off to me though (I'm a machinist by trade, so know and work with many alloys). I really looked more like a colored coating over the steel, rather than coper, but I assumed it was a VERY thin layer of copper, say 2 to 4 thousandths of an inch (the 2.5mm of copper in the descriptions refers I think to the 2.3mm of copper that is typically in the pans, laminated to .2mm of stainless).
Drying a lid this morning, I noticed the start of the copper coming off. I put it under an inspection microscope to see what was happening. The copper coating is (this is an educated guess) between 2 two and 4 ten-thousandths of an inch thick, and it is not "wearing" away (which would leave a tapered edge at the boundary between "copper" and "stainless" but is a sharp divide, It's too thin to feel or measure by anything I have at home (or at my shop, for that matter).
So, I am disappointed at Flak for mis-advertisement—not for performance. But—for the premium that these lids cost, they should indeed be copper.
4/14/2019 2:44 PM
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