May 9, 2016
My Copper Cookware at Macy's
I love using copper cookware. Not only does copper look beautiful, it also provides great cooking advantages - the metal is an excellent heat conductor, and allows for better control and precision in the kitchen.
I love copper cookware so much, I recently designed my own collection of copper pots and pans for Macy’s - a gleaming 10-piece set that's perfect for any kitchen. In fact, I just gave a set to my daughter, Alexis, for Mother's Day. Here are some more details and photos of my copper cookware collection, along with some tips on how to care for it. Enjoy.
1 European chefs have been cooking in copper for centuries because of the metal's unique qualities. I have been using copper in my own kitchen for years, and wanted to create my own collection - now it is available exclusively at Macy's. http://goo.gl/OOjLbq
2 I really love these new copper pots. They have extra long handles - my own personal design - so balancing them full of food is much easier.
3 My 10-piece collection at Macys includes a stockpot with lid, two saucepans with lids, a saute pan with a lid, and two frying pans - all with a manufacture's lifetime warranty.
4 If you caught my special Mother's Day chat on Facebook, you saw my new copper pots in action. http://goo.gl/cKORhR
6 This is the eight-quart stockpot with handles. These pots are made for everyday use - every piece is strong and covered in the rich beautiful copper color.
7 This is the three-quart saucepan with lid.
8 This is the two-quart saucepan with lid. See the extra long handle? It is so useful when carrying.
9 The pots are so durable - they are sure to last for years. This collection makes a wonderful wedding gift.
10 This 10-inch frying pan is jut right for cooking everything from omelets to steaks to vegetables.
11 The collection also includes this eight-inch frying pan. Every piece has a tri-ply construction, which sandwiches an aluminum core between the copper construction and the stainless steel interior.
12 And, another must-have - my three-point-five quart saute pan with lid. A sauté pan, from the French verb meaning "to jump" (sauter) has a wide flat bottom, and relatively tall, vertical sides.
13 Because of its wide base, a sauté pan is significantly heavier than the equivalent skillet, often needing the addition of a "helper handle" on the opposite side of the main handle to facilitate lifting and moving.
14 The handles on every piece are riveted for strength and durability.
15 The lid is also riveted. A good pot is designed to heat rapidly and to simmer long and evenly.
16 Hot spots are pretty much unheard of in copper pots and pans, and you can reach very precise heats. What this means is that as you change the temperature on your stove top, the temperature of the pot changes almost immediately allowing you to braise and brown foods to perfection.
17 Cleaning copper pots is also easy. And, a pleasing bonus - this method is chemical-free. Just sprinkle the cut side of a lemon half with the salt, then rub it over the copper.
18 These copper pots and pans are lined with stainless steel so there is no need to be concerned with copper toxicity. Excellent heat conduction can be maintained through the lining.
19 Once you’ve fallen in love with copper, putting in a bit of time and money to maintain it is well worth it. I gave my daughter, Alexis, this copper pot set, and she loved it.
20 And, hanging beautiful copper pots in your kitchen will took spectacular - they make a wonderful addition to any kitchen's decor.
21 You can hang pots on a peg board, or up on a rack on the ceiling.
22 Copper pots are great for cooking your favorite meals and can be used for everyday cooking as well as all those special occasions - take a look at my newest cookware collection now! http://goo.gl/jzHvpQ