My obsession with copper bowls began several years ago, when I was watching a food video where the chef used a copper bowl to beat egg whites. I’ve always love the look of copper, but never really thought about using copper mixing bowls, until that time. Well, I couldn’t get them out of my head, so when I had a few Williams Sonoma gift cards saved up, I thought I’d put them toward the purchase of a nice copper bowl.
Doesn’t it look pretty?
Well, as much as I loved that pretty bowl, I couldn’t begin to dream about plunking down $140 for a mixing bowl. That was only the small bowl! The larger bowls were more expensive. I thought and thought about that pretty bowl. I actually think I may have even lost sleep over it. (I know, I’m pretty pathetic when it comes to my love of all things kitchen related.) I started shopping around on Ebay and found a few large copper bowls that I was interested in. The best part was that the big bowl I wanted was only $20. I bought one that looked like it was in pretty good condition, with only a few small dents. It is big and heavy and I absolutely love how it looks hanging on my pot rack. I’ve had it for a few years now and I’ve used it a handful of times, and I really really love it. I chilled it in the fridge, just this week, and then whipped up some cream in it for strawberry shortcakes.
The second little bowl you see there was a garage sale find. It was only $2! Talk about a steal. It was pretty tarnished, but polished up very well.
They’re pretty, sparkly, and chill ever-so nicely. Plus, they weren’t $140! Who knew happiness could come in the form of a copper bowl?
Happy shopping, friends… and may you find a great deal on a copper bowl for yourself!