Extend the life and luster of your copper pots with a few items that are probably in your kitchen.
You will need
- A soft cloth
- Mild dish detergent
- Warm water
- Lemon juice
- Kosher salt
- A steel wool pad
Step 1 Store your copper pots Prevent tarnishing by storing copper pots in a low-humidity area.
Step 2 Clean the tin lining Use a soft cloth, mild dish detergent, and warm water to clean the tin lining inside a copper pot.
Gently rubbing the inside of the pot in a circular motion helps maintain the tin’s quality.
Step 3 Clean the copper Rub the outside of the copper pot with a paste made from one part lemon juice and three parts kosher salt. Wash thoroughly with soap and water.
For really tough stains use ketchup and a steel wool pad.
Step 4 Re-tin copper pots Have your copper pots professionally re-tinned after a long period of use.
Step 5 Use your copper pots Get cooking! Copper pots may look attractive, but they’re really made for frequent use!
The Copper Age dates from 5500 to 3000 B.C.