I'm a newbie!
I've been following some of the discussions on copper pans. I've always coveted them but knew little about them. My husband recently ordered a 5-piece, 1.5 mm set by Mauviel, but I notice that most of you have 2.0 mm or more. I haven't received the pans yet and am loath to return them, but except for the obvious differences, do you consider 1.5 mm pans inferior? I enjoy cooking, but I'm hardly a chef!
I own mauviel pieces both in 1.5mm and 2.5mm. There's definitely a difference. The 1.5mm ones are not bad, but you're definitely not going to get the same benefits as with the 2.5mm. With the 1.5mm, you might not even understand all of our hoopla with this material that stains and tarnishes. With copper, the thicker the better. The thick stuff is where that "aha" moment will present itself.