Copper is a precious metal in many ways that go beyond its commercial value.
Its presence, even just as colour, makes any environment warm and welcoming. In the kitchen, its use is particularly suitable, for example on a hood, because it will find its natural pendant in a beautiful collection of copper pots, which have always had an irresistible charm for any cook.
Excellent for preparing special dishes, they also prove beautiful furnishing accessories to show off in all their splendour. Inside every kitchen, whether industrial, shabby, contemporary, modern or classic, adding copper pots and pans has the advantage of giving a touch of character and make the environment more personal and warm.
Those lucky enough to have copper cookware, perhaps inherited, would do better not to confine them to the bottom of the sideboard and start instead appreciating them and - why not - using them.
In fact, thanks to its high thermal conductivity, copper ensures uniform heat distribution, making it the ideal material to cook correctly.
Those who do not own them, but appreciate their charm, can find some gorgeous cookware items in flea markets and antique fairs. These are unique tools in one's kitchen that can always become bright and shiny without chemical processing but merely using salt, lemon and vinegar.
In any case, it is essential to employ these pots with due care, since they tend to oxidate. For this reason, it is better to favour those that have an internal tin coating, to prevent the phenomenon of "verdigris" which releases toxic substances in food.
Once the oxidation removed, the copper cookware can be laid on the shelves or hung on a wall-mounted pan grill, perhaps together with other vintage furnishings, such as tin moulds or antique wooden ladles. Those who have several pieces can always opt for broad support hanging in the middle of the room: the aesthetic impact is secure!