August 13, 2021

Cleaning Copper in My Studio Kitchen

My collection of copper pots and pans, with its shiny rose-gold hue, always looks so beautiful after a good cleaning.

Last week, my housekeepers took on the task of cleaning and polishing many of the copper pieces that are now displayed in my newly renovated studio kitchen located in the guest house of my Bedford, New York farm. Copper is a soft, malleable, and ductile metal with a distinct pinkish-orange color. It's used as a conductor of heat and electricity, as a building material, and as a popular metal for cookware and other home decorating items. Over time, copper loses its luster and acquires a tarnish when exposed to air, so it is important to clean it regularly.

Enjoy these photos and tips, and please read my story on the renovation of this kitchen in the September issue of our flagship magazine, "Living" - it's on newsstands today!