Below I've collected several home remedies for cleaning copper pots, including both those which are completely made of this metal, and those which are just copper bottomed pans and pots.
At least so far, the remedies that I've collected and shared with you are natural, using non-toxic ingredients that you can most likely already find right in your pantry.
That is a great thing, because we're not just talking about decorative objects and knick knacks here, but things you use day in and day out to cook your family's food in.
More than many other things, I completely understand being wary of commercially made copper cleaners for such jobs.
Of course, the nice thing about making your own cleaning products is that there are generally several recipes that work for the job. If you've got another way you do it, I'd love to hear from you as well.
Below is a really neat video where a lady shows how to clean copper pots with salt and vinegar.
It is really simple, just sprinkle on some table salt and some vinegar.
In the video she uses red wine vinegar, but I believe any vinegar should work just as well, such as distilled white vinegar, since it is the acid in the vinegar that is the active ingredient. (In fact, I think white vinegar will work better since it is both cheaper and means you won't stain anything while using it!)
You can see it working, and as she says it looks like finger paint where she touches the vinegar mixture to the copper.
She actually draws a cute little sun onto the pot.
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