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
WARNING: 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.
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!
Fact: The Copper Age dates from 5500 to 3000 B.C.
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