- : Never heat copper pots lined with tin over a high flame – it will cause the lining to melt and toxic copper to seep through to your food.
- 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.
- TIP: 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.
- TIP: 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!
- FACT: The Copper Age dates from 5500 to 3000 B.C.
You Will Need
- A soft cloth
- Mild dish detergent
- Warm water
- Lemon juice
- Kosher salt
- A steel wool pad