Originally Posted by sara91
Stainless steel is a much stronger metal than copper so I don't see how it could be less durable.
I'll have to argue that one with you! (My dad's a metallurgist
I think she was refering to them being easily bent/mishapen? You can very easily bend the stainless steel cutters, but the solid copper ones are super strong.
The high-end copper cutters on the market are great because they don't bend out of shape over time or have closures that can come open and get dough trapped in there. Their drawbacks include: higher pricing, they usually don't have sharp cutting edges and they tarnish (but this doesn't affect them at all, you can simply use ketchup or purchased foodsafe anti-tarnish cleanser like one found at www.kitchengifts.com
to clean them.)