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Sunday, August 1, 2010

Cleaning copper pots

Do you have copper bottom pans or any copper around the house that needs cleaning?  Here's an alternative to buying copper cleaner.  Ketchup and salt.  I can't think of anyone who wouldn't have these two ingredients in their pantry.

Put a generous glop of ketsup on there.  Add a good bit of salt.  Smear it around to cover all the copper and let it set for about 5 minutes. 

Smear it all over the copper once again and let it set for another 5 minutes.  You should see the copper color coming back.

For the stubborn burned on spots you can use baking soda as a scouring agent after the ketsup and salt have done their best.  The baking soda will also put a shine on your copper after it's cleaned.

I could have done a bit better but I was in a hurry to clean the pot so I could use it for some cooking. 

1 comment:

Frog Quilter said...

I use vinegar and salt. Works real well.