3 Simple Steps for Copper Cookware Care
Copper cookware is expensive but known for its amazing heat conductivity that will let you control the temperature precisely. Many professionals use copper cookware for its quick and uniform heat to cook with perfection. But copper cookware is also known for its beauty.
When you take the whole set of copper cookware out of the box, you might even feel reluctant to use them because they shine so nicely in your kitchen! Don’t worry, here are 3 Simple Steps for Copper Cookware Care to keep that pretty shine even after a lot of use.
Copper is a curious material that will discolor if it is highly exposed to heat and water. So since cookware is exposed to both all the time, you will need to take some action to bring back the shine.
To Remove Marks
If you like the natural patina on the cookware that develops over time, just remove the stains with hot soapy water. For stubborn marks, apply ketchup or tomato paste on the surface and rinse off after a few minutes.
To Bring Back Shine
Use 1/4 cup (0.95 liters) of vinegar and 2 tablespoons of coarse salt to make a paste. Rub this paste onto the copper surface of the cookware with a soft sponge or dishcloth. Then rinse it off with hot water.
To Make it Very Shiny
Polish your copper cookware with a proprietary cleaner like Revere Copper, Brass & Stainless Steel Cleaner.
Copper cookware is usually lined with other metal such as aluminum or stainless steel. If they are, only apply the above methods on the copper surface. Clean the lining the normal way.
Don’t use abrasive scourers on copper cookware, like stiff brushes and steel wool. The surface will be scratched. Don’t wash copper cookware in a dishwasher if you can help it.
Even if you don’t care about copper cookware looking good, it’s important to keep it from discoloring too, because if the copper develops dark blotches it will become hot spots that will burn the food that is cooked.