Retinning

Why do you need a tin coating to your copper ? Recognized by professionals for its heating qualities, copper does oxidize: it gradually tarnishes black to reach the famous grey-greenish tint. If this oxidation has the advantage of protecting the copper, it can on the other hand be a source of intoxication. Indeed, this tint is the ultimate degree of oxidation of copper, which is particularly harmful in case of ingestion. This is why it is essential to tin the copper to cook with it. The only exception is the jam pans: no tinning required since the sugar avoids the oxidation of copper, hence a sparkling copper after cooking a jam!

The Atelier du Cuivre offers you to retin your pieces with two possible finishes, brushed finish and polished finish. 

* Please bring your pans and pots directly to the Workshop so that we can judge the condition and the possibility of repair.


What's our tinning method ? Our workshop brings its traditional knowledge and craftsmanship to the reshaping and renovation of your utensils. 6 steps are necessary to give your products a second youth :

• Full scouring of the piece

• Inspection for any holes to make sure the piece is sealed properly

• Remove bumps if necessary

• Rivets inspection

• Tin coating

• Outside polishing ( handles included ) OR Brushing ( if you plan on cooking with them again )

Retrieve your products after 3 or 4 weeks, looking just as good as a new piece, packed up and ready to go !