Using and Caring for Copper
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The following general tips are useful for using and caring for Copper cooking equipment, utensils and cookware.

  • Copper can be easily polished with various commercial copper cleaners, to keep it shiny.
  • A mixture of flour, salt, lemon juice and ammonia works (as does one made from ½ cup white wine vinegar, ¼ cup table salt, & ¼ cup scouring powder). 
  • A mixture of vinegar and flour also works.
  • After cleaning, wash in sudsy water, and rinse before polishing with a soft, clean cloth.
  • Store dry.
  • Never let an empty copper pot sit on the burners, as the tin lining may melt.