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We've rounded up some seriously stellar cookware that you'll actually want to unwrap and get using post-"I do." And not only are these chef-worthy products useful — they'll be sitting pretty on your countertop too, thanks to their modern shades and copper finishes. Why copper, you ask? First, it's an excellent heat conductor, which is why it's a favorite among chefs (the most famous being the grand dame herself, Julia Child). Copper bowls are also the ideal vessel for whipping egg whites, thanks to a reaction with the metal that makes them extra fluffy. And, if maintained well, copper kitchenware will last forever. (Just polish frequently with a cleaner like Mauviel's Copperbrill.)
So what are you waiting for? Invest in your new life together with quality kitchen gear that makes cooking amazing meals together a totally achievable relationshipgoal.
1. Copper Tea Kettle
2. Round Dutch Oven
Not sure you need a large cast-iron pot? If you ever plan to cook for/impress a crowd, you do. (7.25 quart dutch oven, $360, Le Creuset)
3. Glass Jar
This classic canning jar, whose carved wooden top is lined with a rubber seal, is insanely useful and pretty. *(One-liter tulip jar, $14 for two, and wooden lid, $7, Weck available at Shop Terrain) *
4. Copper Colander
5. Rectangular Baker
A kitchen essential, this enamel-coated steel pan can be used for everything from brownies to lasagna. (Three quart baking dish, $172, Dansk Kobenstyle available at Lenox)
6. Casserole Pot
This lightweight piece in enameled steel is great for side dishes or a casserole built for two. (Two quart casserole pot, $115, Dansk Kobenstyle available at Lenox)
7. Cast-Iron French Oven
A cross between a sauté pan and a Dutch oven, this pot is perfect for making long-simmering dishes like risotto or polenta. (French oven, $150, Staub available at Zwilling J.A. Henckels)
8. Copper Sauce and Sauté Pans
These multiuse beauties will last a lifetime and are excellent for making sauces, vegetables, grains, and soups. (Copper pans, $250 to $685, Mauviel)
Additional items above: Copper measuring cups, $28, Anthropologie; Matte navy 3.5-quart round Dutch oven, $180, Le Creuset available at Williams Sonoma; "Kinley" copper sugar bowl, $25, Crate & Barrel; White 3.25-quart saucepan with lid, $265, Le Creuset; Sapphire cast-iron oven, $150, Staub available at Williams Sonoma; Large striped mixing bowl, $20, Crate & Barrel; "Color Lab" teacups, $16 each, Revol; Marble canister, $65, Vagabond Vintage available at Mothology
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