Why We Still Love Old-Fashioned Copper Pots, Plus 20 New Copper Accessories Your Kitchen Needs

These swoon-worthy copper tools and appliances make the perfect gift for anyone who spends all their time in the kitchen.

December 5, 2017
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If you were lucky enough to inherit a set of copper pots or snag one at a thrift store, you’re probably already sold on their two main benefits: 1) superior heat conductivity, meaning that when you change the temperature of your burner, the temperature of your pot or pan changes almost immediately, giving you far more control when you cook; and 2) the fact that they’re just plain gorgeous—there’s nothing quite like a set of copper pots hanging by the stove to add a dose of sophisticated-yet-rustic charm to your home.

Happily, copper is a kitchen design trend that’s making a major comeback—and not just in the stovetop cookware department. In fact, big name brands like Vitamix, KitchenAid, and Bodum have started selling everything from copper-hued and copper-plated blenders, stand mixers, and coffee grinders. And increasingly more copper accessories, from kettles to colanders, are popping up in department stores.

So, if you’re just plain obsessed with copper, or want a gorgeous statement piece for your kitchen, you have more options than ever to choose from. Here, we’ve rounded up 20 of our favorite copper accessories to instantly up your kitchen’s design cred.

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Calphalon 10-Piece Pot And Pan Set

Copper is reactive with foods, so you'll want a pot and pan set that's lined with stainless steel, like this highly rated option. Don't worry, though, it maintains all of copper's stellar heat conductivity perks.

Buy now: $299, Amazon

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Kitchen Hanging Rail

This simple yet chic copper rail can be used with S-hooks to hang up your most frequently used kitchen tools.

Buy now: $60, Etsy

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La Jolie Muse French Press

Make your morning coffee ritual even more of a joy-inducing experience with this copper-hued, stainless steel French Press.

Buy now: $23.99, Amazon

Related: 23 Buzz-Worthy Gifts For People Who Are Obsessed With Coffee

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Bodum Bistro Burr Coffee Grinder

This is one coffee grinder that you'll be proud to display. Bonus points for its glass container and 14 settings from coarse to fine, allowing you to go from Espresso to French Press with ease. (Can't swing the price? We love its less expensive cousin, too.)

Buy now: $148, Amazon

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Stagg Pour-Over Kettle

We never thought we'd call a kettle sexy, until we laid our eyes on this expertly designed beauty. Perfect for coffee lovers who are passionate about pour over.

Buy now: $99, Amazon

Related: Why You Should Consider An Electric Kettle, Plus The 5 Best Ones To Buy

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4-Piece Barware Set

For easy and stylish cocktail making at home, this copper-plated stainless steel barware set includes a shaker, stir stick/bar spoon, jigger, and ice strainer.

Buy now: $39.99, Amazon

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Pure Copper Moscow Mule Mug

This heavy duty, 100% copper Moscow mule mug is built to last and can be engraved for special occasions.

Buy now: $35.60, Etsy

Related: How To Grow Your Own Cocktail Herbs

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Moroccan Highball Glass Set

Love a good gin fizz? Then round out your copper-themed bar with this stunning set of 4 highball glasses.

Buy now: $25.99, Walmart

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Handmade Herb Markers

Add a dose of charm to your kitchen herb garden with this set of 6 handmade copper herb markers.

Buy now: $48, Etsy

Related: How To Grow Indoor Herbs All Winter Long

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Vitamix Professional Series 750 Blender, Copper Finish

Yep, the price is steep, but damn, isn't she beautiful? This workhorse of a blender is ideal for anyone who makes their own smoothies, nut butters, blended soups, and spice blends on a regular basis.

Buy now: $598.95, Amazon

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Salt And Pepper Shakers

Perfect for the home chef, these stylish and sizable (12 ounces!) shakers will ensure you never run out of salt, pepper, and your spice blend of choice.

Buy now: $19.42, Amazon

Related: 24 Perfect Gifts For Bakers Who Seem To Have Everything

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Hammered Copper Canister Set

A copper canister set adds the perfect pop of color to minimalist kitchens, and provides a stylish home for your flour, sugar, tea, and coffee.

Buy now: $49.99, Walmart

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Copper Pineapple Tumbler

Sure, these copper pineapple tumblers are far from a kitchen necessity, but darn it they're fun! Perfect for summertime cocktail or smoothie sipping on the deck.

Buy now: $34.95, Amazon

Related: The Only 4 Smoothie Recipes You'll Ever Need

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5-Quart Colander

This stainless steel colander with copper polished exterior is the least expensive way to add a splash of class to your kitchen.

Buy now: $7.74, Walmart

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KitchenAid 6-Quart Professional Series Stand Mixer, Copper Pearl Finish

Does baking light your fire? Are you obsessed with Mary Berry, Paul Hollywood, and all things Great British Baking Show? Then maybe it's time to take your hobby to the next level with this stunning appliance that will help you whip up culinary masterpieces with ease.

Buy now: $370.37, Amazon

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Glass Soap Dispenser

For you zero-wasters who buy cleaning supplies in bulk, refillable glass soap dispensers are a must. With a subtle touch of copper, these make a gorgeous addition to any kitchen or bathroom.

Buy now: $22.50, Etsy

Related: Best Places To Shop Online If You Want To Live A Zero-Waste Lifestyle

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Hammered Copper Pitcher

This pitcher is perfect for loading up with iced tea or this peach sangria and makes a stunning centerpiece at holiday gatherings, dinner parties, and bridal or baby showers.

Buy now: $32.11, Walmart

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Industrial Pendant Light

In the mood for a kitchen renovation? Then hit up Etsy for an unexpected wealth of home fixtures like these swoon-worthy industrial style lights handcrafted by Illuminate Vintage. Available in a variety of styles.

Buy now: $89+, Etsy

Related: 8 Kitchen Items You Should Always Buy At The Thrift Store

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Raw Copper Wall Clock

Perfect for the kitchen or bedroom, this 11-inch diameter raw copper clock is a gorgeous statement piece that will develop a rustic patina over time.

Buy now: $109.12, Etsy

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Etched Copper Straws

Skip wasteful plastic straw and elevate your beverage experience with these durable, long-lasting copper beauties engraved with mini evergreen trees.

Buy now: $18, shop.rodalesorganiclife.com