THE COPPER KITCHENSeptember 27, 2016
Copper is the latest heavy metal to make a comeback in the kitchen in a big way, thanks to the warm, soft hue it lends to everything from tabletop chargers to cocktail glasses.
Copper on the cooktop is nothing new; in fact, cookware made of the malleable metal has long been prized for its functionality. It was in 1830, for instance, when Ernest Mauviel first established the company that has made copper cookware so famous today. Copper pots and pans continues to be a fixture in professional kitchens, where they’re favored for their extremely high thermal conductivity. Mixing bowls made of the metal are particularly useful in baking and pastry, since copper ions bind well with sulfuric proteins in eggs, helping to stabilize delicate mixtures like stiffened egg whites.
But a number of other factors have contributed to copper’s comeback. Rose gold jewelry, which is beloved for the way that it flatters all skin tones, is back in a big way; copper possesses a similarly warm tone. The rich patina of copper has made its way into accents in the home, from chairs to light fixtures and bar counters, and it’s been named an interior design trend for 2016. So go ahead and embrace the copper trend by accenting a tabletop or stove with copper is a simple way to lend color and polish to any kitchen.
Find all these pieces in many more stunning fall pieces at Williams-Sonoma in Destin Commons. With all the best brands such as Le Creuset, Staub, and Kitchenaid you’ll be sure to find just what you need to liven up your kitchen from dull to stunning in an instant for the fast approaching holiday season.
1. Ruffoni Copper Artichoke-Handle Stock Pots $425
2. KitchenAid® Metallic Series 5-Qt. Stand Mixer $599.95
3. Vitamix Pro 750 Heritage Blender, Copper $649.95
4. Copper Hammered Bar Tool Set $79.95
5. Marble & Copper Cheese Knives, Set of 3 $49.95
6. Copper-Plated Trellis Trivet $14.95
7. Hammered Copper Bowls $119.99 – 199.99
8. Hammered Copper Salt & Pepper Shakers $29.95