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How to Ship Copper Cookware

Ship Copper Cookware

Of all metals, copper is the most effective for cooking. It has superior heat conductivity and distributes heat evenly around the surface of the pan so there is no risk of burning a steak in the center while those nearer the edge remains uncooked.

Copper cookware also responds very quickly to changes in temperature, giving cooks far greater control over the contents of the pan or pot. Its optimal heat accumulation properties also save a lot of energy, thus making a significant difference on your energy bill. Apart from all these, copper cookware is also strikingly beautiful and makes excellent decoration in any kitchen.

Because copper is easily tarnished, scratched or dented with improper handling, it requires more care than the alternatives. To prevent damage during transit, here are some tips on how to properly pack and ship copper cookware.

Get an appropriately-sized cardboard box depending on the number of pots and pans you are shipping. The box should snugly accommodate a copper pan or an entire cookware set and still allow some extra space for packing materials. If shipping numerous pieces, packing them in multiple boxes is recommended so as not to make the box too heavy.

Prepare the box by securing the bottom flaps with packaging tape to prevent the contents from going through it.

Wrap each copper pot, pan and lid generously with bubble wrap. Secure the wrap with packaging tape.

Put a layer of packing peanuts in the bottom of the box and lay the largest pot or pan on top of the peanuts. You can nest a smaller cookware inside the larger ones to save on space.

After all of the cookware are already inside, fill the empty spaces with packing peanuts.  The idea is to fill every nook and cranny so that the contents cannot shift or move around.

Close the box and seal with packaging tape. Use tape generously so that there is no chance for the box to burst open while in transit.

Address, label and take the package to a shipping company or local post office.

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