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@Okanagancook Stunning. How much work is it to keep the copper pretty?

 

And what is a Shreddie?

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What supports the weight?  I'm only up to five copper pieces and I'm not about to try hanging them from anything!

 

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Thank you both.

I use a cooper cleaner paste called Wright's Copper Clean from Amazon, around $15 can.  It is amazing.  Just 1/4 teaspoon on a sponge to clean a four quart pot.  I think the outer pots are going to be way cleaner than if one had a regular pot....my DH did not clean the outside.  The inside of these pot needs just good scrub, they are SS.  Highly recommended.  I got the thickest pots.

 

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5 minutes ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

What supports the weight?  I'm only up to five copper pieces and I'm not about to try hanging them from anything!

 

The top bracket is supported by a large dry wall anchor and the bottom uses a dry wall plug.  It is very, very solid.  If you want more info on the upper plug, let me know and I can forward the info.  The rack is quite heavy...thinking around four lbs..  from Wayfair.

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@Okanagancook  

 

what brand are those pots ?

 

I have a collection that came from France in '85 from 

 

http://e-dehillerin.fr

 

dI used to keep the copper outside shiny , then gave up and concentrated on keeping the inside clean w BarKeepersFriend

 

a work-out before every meal !

 

I do not have a saucier :

 

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For your lids :

 

consider saving some real cork.  flatten them w a rolling pin a bit and force under the log's handle

 

you want them tight 

 

if the lids hadles are too small  you will have to cut the cork which is hard to do and a bit dangerous

 

still get them snug under the handle

 

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they never get hot while you simmer

 

a tip I learned in Fr.

 

great collection BTW

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I have 4 that are 2.5 mm

 

there were give to me by friends that found them too heavy to use.

 

all the rest are 3.5 mm from France

 

they are very heavy , and the 2.r mm   work just was well.

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They are heavy.  I go to the gym!:B

these pots have replaced Cephalon pots which gave us over 25 years of service but their coating has come off.  They are going for metal recycling.

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@Okanagancook   This is waaaayyyy late, but I just saw your post.   I absolutely LOVE the pots and pot rack!!! Gorgeous!!!   The charm and beauty of copper pots is timeless. 


-Andrea

 

A 'balanced diet' means chocolate in BOTH hands. :biggrin:

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@Okanagancook the pots and pans are so shiny!

 

I'm jealous. I'm just starting on my copper collection (I have a fry pan and a sauce pan). I love them. I can't wait to add more pieces.

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Thank you both.

The pots are just a dream to use and clean.

Buy the heavy gauge copper.

creative cookware often have sales.

On 2017-06-10 at 8:19 PM, gfweb said:

@Okanagancook Stunning. How much work is it to keep the copper pretty?

 

And what is a Shreddie?

I missed this question.  Shreddies are like shredded wheat but made in harder little bite size squares.


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On 6/5/2014 at 1:41 PM, weinoo said:

While I'm generally jealous of everyone else's huge kitchens, ranges, fireplaces, bbqs, big green eggs, etc., here's one of the reasons we bought this apartment - the view from our kitchen window...

 

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Some shots of the kitchen...

 

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And, of course, the coffee area...

 

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Without doubt the best kitchen I've laid eyes on in this thread. So many others look wonderful and I've no doubt they bring lots of joy but this one is perfect. 

 

It looks like a kitchen that is a pleasure to work in, everything to hand, everything easily in reach and easily returned to it's home. 

 

I love a comfortable kitchen, it inspires me to cook more!  I wish I could do more with my current kitchen but I'm held back by not owning it myself otherwise mine would look similar to yours 

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2 hours ago, EatingBen said:

Without doubt the best kitchen I've laid eyes on in this thread. So many others look wonderful and I've no doubt they bring lots of joy but this one is perfect. 

 

It looks like a kitchen that is a pleasure to work in, everything to hand, everything easily in reach and easily returned to it's home. 

 

I love a comfortable kitchen, it inspires me to cook more!  I wish I could do more with my current kitchen but I'm held back by not owning it myself otherwise mine would look similar to yours 

 

He redid it.

 

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47 minutes ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

 

He redid it.

 

That's a shame! I wish I could have a bit more freedom to change my kitchen how I'd like. 

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I finished a remodel of my main kitchen a couple of months ago.  I waited almost five years after buying the house to remodel so I could be sure of how I wanted to use the space and what I wanted to put in it.  The first two photos are of the old kitchen, as it looked when we bought the house (these are the listing photos so the stuff on the counters and pot racks are the prior owners').  The second two are of the remodel.  You can see that I replaced the eat in area with another wall of storage/counter space and a wine fridge.  The eat in area is not necessary as there is a dining room in the room behind the stove. That dining room seats four--six in a pinch.  I have a second, much larger dining room in another area of the house that I use on the weekends when extended family and/or friends are eating with us.

 

Old kitchen (Copper backsplash, black appliances, dark wood, green corian counters and evil white tile floor that never looked clean)

 

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New kitchen

 

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Posted (edited)

Wow! Stunning makeover! I love what you did. Did you replace the window also? Do you have drawer or cupboards in the island? Are those quartz countertops?


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Great job!  I love it.

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That is stunning!

 

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Beautiful!  I have very similar backsplash and floors in my much smaller kitchen.  Great use of the space.

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Absolutely beautiful! I love the backsplash, and I wish I had the wine fridge!

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Don't ask. Eat it.

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15 hours ago, FauxPas said:

Wow! Stunning makeover! I love what you did. Did you replace the window also? Do you have drawer or cupboards in the island? Are those quartz countertops?

 

 

 

Thank you!  I am very happy with it.  Ton answer your questions: yes, we replaced the original window which had two smaller windows with a divider with one large window.  The view is out to woods so it's a pretty view, at least when there are leaves on the trees.  

 

The other side of the island has two regular sized drawers (I use one for silverware and the other for side towels), a microwave drawer (truthfully I did not even know these existed until we redid the kitchen but our designer insisted on it and I am happy because it frees up a lot of counter space).  There is also a very deep drawer under the microwave, which I use to store my Breville hot wok, a tall cabinet with dividers where I store sheet pans, racks and silpats, and finally a pull out cabinet where I store clean recycling and non-smelly trash until it goes to the larger bins in the garage.  

 

The countertops are quartzite.  

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