I am looking for a more even heating pan than my triply Multiclad Pros for frying and searing large quantities of flat food items.
I’ve been thinking of getting one or two largish copper pans by Falk:
I have electric coil elements, the large ones being 8" round (well, technically 7.5"). If I put a 32cm (12.5") copper pan on my 8" element, then the floor of the pan (11") will overlap the circumference of the heating element by 1.5" on each side.
My question is for all the copper experts on here: Will an overlap of 1.5" cause a significant drop in temperature at the edge of a 2.5mm thick copper pan like a Falk?
If so, how much of an overlap could I get away with (i.e. without causing a significant drop in temperature at the edge of the pan) using 2.5mm copper? The next size down would be a 28cm (11") pan with a floor of 9.5".
Of course ideally, the floor of the pan should be the same size as the burner, I know. But I’m curious as to how large a pan I could get away with on an 8" electric burner without experiencing a major drop in temperature at the edge of the pan.
How good is 2.5mm copper at spreading heat?