Bright Copper Kettles
I’m going to level with you here. Despite the next line in ‘My Favourite Things’ being bright copper kettles and…, I had a very difficult time finding much by way of that specific product. Apparently the idea of using pure copper for your teapot is quaint and outdated, and while a search on Etsy nets plenty of vintage antique options, I literally found ONE supplier that sells said product, so the rest of this post is simply a play on the theme of copper in the kitchen. I guess the most logical explanation for the lack of copper options out there is the price – fair warning, today’s gift ideas are on the luxe end of things.
High Gloss Finish Solid Copper Kettle – $179.95 @ Simplex
The aforementioned glorious portion of this post – a bright copper kettle from English brand Simplex (which, no fear, has reasonable shipping – $12.50 outside the UK). If there is indeed a reason why we don’t drink from copper anymore, this kettle actually has a tin lining. And of course, if your stove is of the gas variety, there’s a slightly different model with the same copper sheen. A excellent decadent wedding gift.
Copper Fondue Set – $328.50 @ Ruffoni
Ruffoni is a brand that exclusively sells copper pots & pans, including specialty items like this stylish chi-chi fondue set. Strangely enough they don’t have kettles, but their line of solid copper casserole dishes, stock pans, and baking molds are sure to inspire song-worthy happiness. There’s just something so striking about copper in the kitchen, particularly when it’s rendered in modern lines like with this cast iron + enamel combination. Is it pricy? Sure thing, but know there are some chef-worthy benefits to going the copper route, including more even cooking, or in this case, melting. Consider it as a romantic anniversary gift.
KitchenAid® Custom Metallic™ Stand Mixer – $699 @ Sears
Let me get this out of the way. There is an actual copper (as far as I can tell) metal stand mixer available from KitchenAid – I just can’t seem to track it down anywhere. This is the next best thing I suppose – from KitchenAid’s Custom Metallic collection of their most covetable countertop appliance. Like all stand mixers, this beauty is a major multi-tasker that’s compatible with the line of add-ons and attachments, allowing you to whip up everything from pastry to pies to pizza dough. Personally I’m a big fan of the metallic collection, simply because most kitchens feature some sort of metal accent. This is a neat way to tie in (or contrast from) the other metals in your kitchen.
Kalorik CM 25282 AZ 1000-Watt 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker – $69.99 @ Amazon.ca
This probably isn’t quite what Julie Andrews had in mind when she was singing her heart out about bright copper kettles, but it’s a fun play on the idea of hot beverages and copper finishes. This 12-cup coffee maker would look equally at home in the break room of a lawyer’s office or the midtown loft of a twenty-something, and at this price point, it can afford to work in either space. The features are pretty standard: you can set a timer, it’ll automatically turn off after two hours, and it includes a glass pot, but the style factor makes it something of a standout.
Traditional Turkish Grill – $259 @ Lee Valley
Finally I’ll leave you on an outdoorsy note. This Turkish open grill can be used for a rustic BBQ or simply as a fire pit, and makes a glorious decorative statement when not in use. Made from recycled copper and wrought iron, it can rock wood or charcoal, and includes a stainless steel grill to make cooking a cinch. As with all copper – particularly that which is exposed to the elements – you can expect this shiny statement piece to eventually receive a pretty patina finish for an heirloom-worthy decor choice. I love this as an anniversary gift for your parents!
Finally if you want a Love Is Art bonus entry, just leave me a comment telling me which one of these ‘Bright Copper’ gift ideas you love the most.