The properties of copper countertops are similar to stainless steel.I tend to like copper better, because it has a warmer look.
The biggest difference between stainless steel and copper counters is in how they age.Copper darkens and scratches, and that's considered to be a good thing.It's part of the 'character' of copper.While the goal with stainless steel is to have it look exactly the same from one year to the next.
Copper is antibacterial, heat/cold proof, durable and easy to maintain.It needs beeswax or butcher's wax applied occasionally to minimize finger prints and protect the finish.
Light scratching and denting aren't considered disadvantages with copper countertops; just part of the beauty of the aging process.Bleach cleaners shouldn't be used, as they can corrode the surface.
Care is a simple soapy wipe-down and rinse.Towel drying prevents water spots.
I like the overall look of copper countertops.They are definitely unique and require very little maintenance.