Retinning: The Difference Between
Good Looks and Good Taste

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Today, there are few Craftsmen who possessed the knowledge and skills necessary to retain your copper properly.

Fortunately, we are now able to assist you in having it beautifully retinned and restored to bring it back to its useful purpose and to add value.

This process used on copper was first developed in the 17th century Europe. A process kept secret throughout today. It is not mechanized, it is not computerized, it’s still a craft and it makes all the difference in restoring your copper cookware.

Retinning means your copper cookware can be used for cooking not just for decoration. Because pure tin is the only substance other than pure gold or pure silver that will not alter the taste of the food you prepare.

So, if you have copper, you would like retinned and restored we can help.

Hammersmith Inc
2371 Beryllium Rd
Scotch Plains, New Jersey, 07076

Retinning Copper Cookware: The Craftsmanship Behind Culinary Excellence

Copper cookware has long been revered in the culinary world for its unmatched heat conductivity and aesthetic appeal. However, like all precious things, copper cookware requires care and maintenance to ensure its longevity and performance. One of the essential aspects of this maintenance is the process of re-tinning.

The Art and Craft of Retinning

Re-tinning is not just a process; it’s an art form that dates back to 17th century Europe. This age-old technique was developed to restore the functionality and beauty of copper cookware. Today, the secrets of this craft are held by a select few craftsmen who possess the knowledge and skills necessary to retin copper properly.

At its core, retinning involves applying a fresh layer of tin to the interior of copper cookware. This not only rejuvenates the appearance of the cookware but also ensures that it remains safe and effective for cooking. Pure tin, much like pure gold or silver, does not alter the taste of food, making it the ideal lining for copper pans and pots.

Why Retinning Matters

Over time, with regular use, the tin lining of copper cookware can wear thin or become scratched. When this happens, the copper underneath can react with certain foods, leading to a metallic taste. Moreover, prolonged exposure to copper can be harmful. Retinning addresses this issue by providing a fresh, protective layer of tin, ensuring that the cookware is safe for culinary use.

But re-tinning isn’t just about safety. It’s also about preserving the value and beauty of copper cookware. A well-retinned piece shines brilliantly and can be a centerpiece in any kitchen, showcasing the owner’s commitment to quality and tradition.

The Hammersmith Promise

Hammersmith Cookware stands at the forefront of this craft, offering expert retinning services that bring aged copper cookware back to life. Their craftsmen, equipped with traditional skills and a deep understanding of the process, ensure that each piece is re-tinned with precision and care.

The process used by Hammersmith is not mechanized or computerized. It remains a craft, rooted in tradition, and this dedication to authenticity makes all the difference. The result is copper cookware that is not only functional but also a testament to timeless beauty and craftsmanship.

Copper cookware is more than just a kitchen tool; it’s an investment in culinary excellence. To maintain its value, functionality, and beauty, re-tinning is essential. This process, steeped in tradition and carried out by skilled craftsmen, ensures that copper cookware remains a cherished part of any kitchen for years to come.

If you possess copper cookware that needs a touch of rejuvenation, consider re-tinning. It’s not just about restoring good looks; it’s about ensuring good taste in every dish you prepare. Trust in experts like Hammersmith Cookware to bring your cherished cookware back to its prime.

For those interested in availing of Hammersmith’s expert re-tinning services, they can be reached at:

Hammersmith Inc
2371 Beryllium Rd
Scotch Plains, New Jersey 07076

Rediscover the joy of cooking with beautifully re-tinned copper cookware. It’s a journey back in time, a nod to tradition, and a commitment to culinary excellence.