After going platinum-blond earlier this month, Kylie Jenner apparently decided her kitchen needed some lightening too. The reality star and cooking-show entrepreneur just tricked out her kitchen full of copper lightweight cookware and appliances, she revealed on Snapchat Tuesday. (No word on what she spent more on, her kitchen or her hair.)
Kylie's kollection of kopper kookware. Kylie Jenner/Snapchat
Kylie gave a tour of her gigantic, nearly all-white and marble-filled kitchen in her $6 million mansion on Snapchat. The space is now accented with everything from copper pots to ladles to cookie cutters. "I changed all my appliances to copper, and I'm really happy about it," she said in one video showing off her new mixer.
People confirmed with a representative for Williams-Sonoma that most of the items come from the retailer. “She is one of our best customers!” the rep said. “Once upon a time (a year ago) the Kardashians even helped us cut the ribbon at Williams-Sonoma Calabasas, they’re such big fans of our store.”
Based on the prices listed for each item on the company's website, People estimated that Kylie's pots and pans would have probably set her back about $2,747. Yes, that sounds like a shocking amount of money to spend on cookware, which tends to not be that cheap to begin with and is thankfully often gifted by parents for things like first apartments and weddings. But only the best for cooking instant ramen, right?
To give Kylie a little credit here: Although it may sound crazy to splurge this extravagantly on cookware, copper pots and pans are actually worth having, if you're willing to shell out. Not only are they aesthetically pleasing and totally make you look like a professional chef, but the copper makes them especially good at conducting heat, so your food gets warm quickly and evenly. It also cools down fast and is more lightweight than many other types of cookware. And fear not, because copper cookware is not as difficult to clean as its detractors might say, according to Food52. Just make sure the cookware is lined with a non-reactive metal like nickel, tin or stainless steel, so it doesn't give off a metallic taste or a greyish color when cooking certain ingredients.
And no, you don't have to spend as much as Kylie did. Now that copper is getting more popular, more affordable copper options are available, as The Independent reports. In the U.S., you should be able to find copper cookware at the big box store of your choice. Which should come in handy next time you whip up those Kylie-style ramen noodles.
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