For most housewives, it is a headache to clean the greasy or rusty copper kitchenware. But if you can master the right method, it can be both effective and economical. Here, Amisy, the expert of copper recycling, will introduce you some tips on cleaning copper kitchenware.
If you are willing to clean the pots with stuck-on foods and grease, you can soak it in the soapy water for several hours. Then heat the soapy water, and wash the inside of the pot with a soft cloth. It is forbidden to use abrasive materials or scouring pads to scratch the lining on the copper. It is because copper pots are lined with a metal and the copper does not touch the food directly. If you scratch the outermost metal, it will be harmful to your health.
If you want to clean the tarnished areas of the pots, you need to buy a lemon, then cut the lemon in half and pour some salt on its open side. Rub the tarnished area with the lemon softly. Of course, you can use commercial tarnish remover, but the above way is much safer and cheaper. Another way is to mix a paste of lemon juice and salt. Then use a soft cloth dipped the mixture to rub the surface of the copper pot. Rinse the pot with warm water and dry it with a soft towel. If you want the pot to become shinier, you can polish it with a cloth.
If you need to remove the tarnish from the copper utensils, you need to mix 1 tbsp. of salt and 1 cup of white vinegar and then put then in a pot of water. Boil the water for several hours, and then wash the tarnished copper utensils with the warm water and soap. In the end, rinse the utensils with clean water and dry them with a soft cloth.
Well, if your kitchenware is too old and there is no need to clean it, you can sell it to a copper recycling center. Amisy is a copper recycling machine manufacturer, we specialize in manufacture copper cable granulator and wire stripper machine. If you are also interested in copper recycling, you are welcome to contact us.