5 Must-Have Copper Utensils For Home & Travel
Copper is an ideal metal for kitchen utensils for its excellent heat transmission and great durability. In addition, it is a natural antibacterial, since due to its characteristics it is very hostile for microorganisms to survive in it.
Another great thing about copper is that it allows chefs to practice almost all culinary techniques such as frying, sealing, sautéing, browning, reducing and braising effortlessly! It is also particularly useful when preparing a delicate sauce as it provides greater control by transmitting the cold very quickly and thus prevents it from overheating and cutting.
In addition, due to its high conductivity, it does not need to be subjected to high temperatures to cook properly, nor does it have to be preheated before cooking.
Have you been recently introduced to copper utensils? Or do you happen to be an avid copper utensils collector? Whichever the case, here are the 5 best utensils that every copper lover must have in their homes!
1. Copper Bottle
Copper bottles are, without a doubt, one of most popular copper utensils today. According to Vedic science, copper has a transmuting effect on water, giving it an energetic effect. It is believed that if you store water in a copper bottle for about 8 hours during the night, the process that is generated allows the release of a small amount of copper ions, which dissolve in the water, providing the water with the ability to destroy viruses and bacteria present in the water.
Other benefits are balancing the doshas, Vata, Pitta and Kapha, the doshas are attributes that each person possesses and based on which they follow, for example, a lifestyle, a type of diet, a place to live, a type of relationships, etc,
Aside from their health benefits, copper bottles have a unique aesthetic appeal and the fact that they can be easily carried anywhere makes them an absolute must-have for all copper lovers!
2. Copper Pots
Pots made of copper are becoming increasingly popular for kitchen decoration. However, In addition to looking spectacular, using pots has multiple advantages when cooking. You will cook like a professional and the food is also going to taste more delicious than before!
Copper is one of the best heat conductors, therefore pots made of this material will heat up easily and quickly, which will help it to be distributed evenly and the food will cook evenly without a part being more cooked than the other.
If you’re still unsure about cooking on copper pots, try ordering a single piece instead of a whole set and see it working magic with your food!
3. Moscow Mule Mug
The Moscow mule is a cocktail of American origin that is very popular in the US that is traditionally served in a copper mug. If you already know what a Moscow mule is, then you already know why you need a copper utensil for it.
One of the biggest reasons why a Moscow mule drink is served in a copper mug is that copper keeps the drink cool for a longer time than any other metal or material. However, that’s certainly not the only reason why copper mugs are a preferred choice when serving a Moscow mule.
The famous cocktail has developed its signature look which people can instantly recognize by. While it's not compulsory to serve it in a copper mug, replacing it surely takes away half the fun of enjoying the drink.
4. Copper Bowls
We’ve been going on and on about the conductivity of copper, so it’s logical to say that copper bowls are an ideal utensil to serve hot and freshly cooked food. Copper bowls do serve as icing on the cake when you invite your friends or relatives for a dinner and prepare a delicious meal.
Larger copper bowls are ideal for keeping fruits, vegetables, nuts, etc. Another great thing about copper bowls is that they have different variants, each of which is suitable for different types of dishes to be poured in it. There are copper bowls with both the inside and outside made of copper, the ones with inside as steel and outside as copper, and of course the ones with a mix of copper and bronze. Based on your choice, you have the freedom to choose your favorite copper bowl!
5. Copper Jugs
While copper bottles are an easy-to-carry solution to store water while on the go, copper jugs are the best source to get the most benefits out of copper. This is simply due to the fact that since copper jugs have a higher storage capacity, they tend to store water for longer periods. And as we said earlier, it takes about 8 hours for copper to fully mix with water and show its benefits, and for that, copper jugs are ideal.
Copper jugs also hold a sentimental value for Indian households as they have been a part of their homes for generations. Before the plastic revolution, copper jugs were the primary source of storing water and enjoying its various health benefits.