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Is Ruffoni lacquered?

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I have a new Ruffoni sauce pan, not the hammered metal style. I did not get it brand new from WS however I believe it is new and never used. It was pretty tarnished and I've been letting it sit in ketchup which is removing the tarnish. Would lacquer be on the inside? I couldn't find an answer to my questions anywhere though, including their website. I'm afraid to use it until I know. Thanks!

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  1. I missed this post earlier, but if you have not found the answer to your question:

    The lacquer is applied to the exterior of a pot only. The purpose is to keep the shiny finish till sold. Tin does not tarnish, so no need. That is a good thing as it would be easy to destroy the tin while removing any coating.

    FWIW tarnish is easily removed with a good copper cleaner. I use Wrights as it is readily available and affordable where I live. Others have their own favorites.