This pot rack hangs in my kitchen over my island and is loaded with?........yep, you guessed it: COPPER!!!!!!! My absolute favorite pot and pan. I started collecting copper when we lived in Greece back in the early 80's. We lived on the island of Crete, and when we traveled to Athens, I would hit the back alleys for all the great copper I could carry. If my husband was lucky enough to travel to Turkey, he knew the one thing in the world I wanted, (besides his safe return) was a piece of copper. Men would line the streets with liquid tin just waiting to line the inside of a pot or pan so it could be used for cooking. What fun this was.
Polish you ask??? Are you kidding me!!!! This happens about twice a year and I hate it. Oh, not the polishing, but the effect that copper has when it's cleaned. All nice and shiny, just like new. That's NOT for me. I am a patina girl, and love the look of a dark, rusty orange copper pot that looks like it's been around for a long time. A pot that has been loved, and used to cook great family meals....lots of memories. I not only have pots hanging in my kitchen from the ceiling, but also on the walls in my kitchen, dining room and family room. I think like antiques, it's the hunt for a great piece, one you can't find anywhere else.
I inherited my grandmothers Paul Revere ware, you know, the ones that are stainless and copper on the bottoms?! When my husband and I first were married, we bought our first set of Revere ware with copper bottoms. There is a huge difference between the weight of my grandmothers pans and mine. You can absolutely tell the difference between the old and the new. I haven't seen revere ware with the copper bottoms in years. I have no idea if you can buy then any more. I cherish grandmas pans and hope my children will see, in time, that a pot not polished shiny bright has value hanging for all to cherish and enjoy.