In developed countries online shopping is quite common and is a preferred choice of many shoppers. This is very much true in shopping online for copper cookware. Why do many prefer online shopping? Some of the reasons are convenience, selection, unlimited time for taking the decision, quality, saving money, and wider discounts.
It has been recorded that Michael Aldrich an English entrepreneur in 1979 invented online shopping .Online shopping is also connected with e-marketing and has come through several phases. Catalogue ordering is also a form of online shopping where the customer goes through the catalogue with pictures, photos and descriptions and then make the choice. Before online shopping, the television and the telephone that was used to order products without visiting the shop. As the computer, internet and the World Wide Web developed online shopping became popular. Mail ordering took more time than the present day versatile online payment methods. With the development of the credit cards, debit cards and payment gateways, customer gets their purchases shipped to them with amazing speed. Now, with the mobile revolution you can order while you are on the move.
Can we make the correct choice of your cookware by shopping for copper cookware online? What are the factors or criteria we look for when selecting a copper based cookware? The most important factor is the excellent heat conduction ability of copper. There is something to be said about the amazing heat conduction property of copper over many other metals used in cookware such as Aluminum, Stainless steel, cast iron etc. This was known by our ancestors who started copper to make cooking utensils which also has the ability of making it to any shape because of its high malleability. So why is Copper’s heat conduction property so important? To understand this, let’s focus on what is the main function of cookware.
Cookware should transfer heat from the energy supplying source such as the electric oven, gas cooker to the ingredients comprising it water, the main food stuff, oils, milk etc. as fast and as uniformly as possible. The uniformity will depend on the shape of the pan. For example if you use a round bottom pan the heat falling at the center is more intense than the outer. Therefore it is not uniform. When cooking, it is important to cook food properly and control heat well. Chefs are always mindful of not getting their meal dish burnt. While the Cookware should absorb and retain sufficient heat it should also cool fast when the heat is off. Cookware that includes copper satisfies all these requirements.
Can you identify a cookware with copper by browsing the internet? To identify well you need to understand that cookware that is advertised as “copper” is not always 100% copper based. In this day and age most suppliers and producers are making cookware with other metals such as aluminum, stainless steel for their cost effectiveness. Copper only cookware is becoming more expensive. Due to the strength, high food safety properties, hygienic levels, ease of washing and cleaning, Stainless steel is becoming the main material in producing cookware. However producers and cookware designers like to use the amazing heat transfer properties of copper and are producing stainless steel cookware with Copper bottoms. Copper bottoms are clad or lined to the stainless steel, coated with copper or copper alloys.
When shopping online for your home improvement requirements , the picture or photo of the cookware only will not give you an accurate detail of the product. The seller must tell you more about the copper bottom, how it is formed, the thickness of the layer, etc. for you to make an intelligent choice. Some online demonstrations such as U-tube clips may help in this process.
Understanding the quality of the product is very important as the online shopping advantages of saving time is lost if you have to revisit the product multiple times just to get more clarity. To take up this challenge online sellers should be innovative and honest. One of the most significant advantages of online shopping is the reduction of the number of trips for a buyer resulting in less carbon dioxide emission to the atmosphere. However there is a higher frequency of products being returned which minimizes the advantage of online shopping. It is advisable to read numerous reviews and articles on the product you want to buy online prior to purchase. You can also ask questions from the supplier by e-mail or through online chat to get further clarity.