My copper cookware is one element of my life that unified my two main hobbies, cooking and decor. I have assembled the collection little like little. It’s Baumlin brand, which is made in France, but is not easy to find. It’s very similar to the Mauviel copper line which is sold at Bloomingdale’s.
When we first moved in to this house the kitchen had these cubbies in the kitchen, and I never quite knew what to do with them. I began to see amazing photos of copper collections such as this one from Williams Sonoma, and I thought that is SO beautiful but in this little kitchen I don’t have anywhere to display copper-
…and then I had a eureka moment, and of course I started collecting copper post haste. I had a great space for my collection.
Besides being beautiful, copper is great to cook with because it disperses the heat so evenly and can get so hot.
Some people think copper is a pain because you have to polish it, but I only do mine about twice a year and it still looks nice. I’ve tried different methods of polishing copper, from the most natural which is half of a lemon and Kosher salt to a bunch of other products on the market. A friend recommended the Mauviel brand cleaner which is sold at Williams Sonoma although it is more expensive than most, I really feel it’s worth the price because it cuts down on the amount of times I have to polish the copper, I don’t know what kind of magic they have whipped up in that little pot but it just stays tarnish free for so long!
I’ve now expanded my collection to include bowls in addition to the cookware. Occasionally I find these bowls at HomeGoods and they are not as expensive as the cookware because they don’t need to be as thick for even heat conduction. Whenever I see one I make sure to grab it because they’re a great deal and still beautiful.