Tin coating worn off pans are they safe to cook in
I have several copper pans that the tin interior coating has worn off. First are they still safe to cook with? If not can they be re-tinned? Can I do it or to whom would I take them to be redone?
So I was curious too and found a good resource for you (I think). Firstly, they do mention that since it is a copper pan you are talking about you may not want to re-tin it in certain cases:
In the case of copper, the tin prevents reaction with acidic foods. If you're not cooking acidic foods, then it's not necessary to have a tin lining. Also, if the copper pot is going to be subjected to very high temperatures, such as for making hard candy, the copper needs to be bare in order to support the high temperatures. And bare copper is desirable in making meringues, because of its reaction to egg whites, which makes them peak faster and longer.
So yes, they are still safe to cook with, it seems.
However, if you want to re-tin them then you could use this form and send your pans to Fantes.com (based out of PA) to get your pans re-tinned. The cost is variable but here is how you calculate it:
There might be cheaper places out there, some additional searching could be done.
Thank you so much. I have been looking for an answer to this question for a very long time. I have some old tin bakeware bundt pans and pie plates that sort of thing. I recently came across an old hand mixer with tin plated blades and bowl that desperately need to be refinished. thank you again. I will look into having it done.