Copper shines brightly and has an attractive appearance. It is commonly used to make utensils, bottles, and plates for its aesthetic value and many ayurvedic benefits. Studies have demonstrated that consuming water from copper vessels regularly can be advantageous.
Daily usage can take away from the shine of copper kitchenware, as dark circles may form on their lustrous surface. However, they do not rust.
Here are some environmentally friendly cleaning solutions to restore their look and keep them in excellent condition.
Simple DIY methods for cleaning copper cookware and containers.
Rubbing the surface with a mixture of table salt and lemon can help to reduce the oxidation of copper.
This combination is highly effective for minimizing oxidation.
Reduction of oxidation on the vessel’s surface prevents the formation of dark grooves.
Cut a lemon in half, and sprinkle salt granules on the juicy side.
Then, apply this natural scrub to the metal’s surface for approximately five minutes.
Clean the vessels using fresh water and observe their pristine appearance.
Combining vinegar and salt can effectively remove stubborn stains and discoloration.
Combine apple cider or white distilled vinegar with one part salt to create an effective copper cleaner. Apply the paste to the surface and buff gently until the stains are gone.
Allow the paste to sit for approximately ten minutes before rinsing away. If any light stains remain, repeat the process.
Finish by polishing the surface with a soft, dry cloth.
Combine a few tablespoons of white vinegar and lemon juice with flour, salt, and detergent to create an at-home copper cleaner.
A simple and long-lasting copper-cleaning solution can be made in a matter of minutes with a combination of flour, salt, and detergent (all taken in equal amounts) and a couple of spoonfuls of distilled vinegar and lemon juice.
Blend the ingredients to make an effective copper-cleaning solution. This solution can also be stored in a jar for later use.
Scrub the copper stains with a lemon and baking soda powder to remove the stubborn acidic residue.
Baking soda is an effective alkaline that can successfully counteract the acidic qualities of tarnish. To eliminate the copper stains, take baking soda powder and scour the affected area with a lemon slice. Then, rinse with warm water and polish.
Copper has antimicrobial properties, making it a popular choice for storing water and food.
However, a non-corrosive lining is necessary for food storage as copper may react with acidic food items.
To restore the original appearance of copperware, you can use the homemade remedies mentioned above.