People assume that the patina on copper means that it is dirty. This is far from the truth. The patina on the copper means that the copper has been treated correctly and it is going to last forever. A copper kitchen is wonderful because copper is naturally anti-bacterial and anti-microbial. This means that harmful items that would grow on stainless steel or ceramic will not be able to survive on copper.
Is a Copper Kitchen more easily damaged?
Under normal usage, a copper kitchen is just as durable as any other metal. Copper is softer than steel, but it will never rust. That means that it will not develop weak spots when it is exposed to water. You also have a sink that gives you home a touch of elegance. Copper is easier to clean because all you need is soap and water. Once a month you can add a layer of liquid wax to protect the finish of your items, but that is all the extra care you will ever have to perform.