Due to the impact of heat from the stove and exposure to air, dark stains eventually appear on the copper. Therefore, here a few options are presented, how to clean it in a natural way.
Cleaning with the ketchup sauce
Put a small amount of ketchup on a clean cloth and spread it all over the container. Leave to stand for one to two minutes. Wipe and polish with a clean cloth until the container is completely clean and dry.
Cleaning with salt, wine vinegar and wheat flour
Add a tablespoon of salt into the tea cup of white wine vinegar. Gradually add the wheat flour until a uniform paste is created. Use a cloth to apply the paste on the copper container and rub harder in places where dark stains are stronger. Let the container stand from 15 minutes to one hour, depending on the degree of stains. Rinse with water and at the same time polish slightly.
Cleaning with lemon and salt
In a small bowl squeeze the lemon juice and add salt. Use a soft cloth to apply the mixture on the product and polish it in a circular motion. Salt can be applied directly on the half lemon and with it the product is rubbed or polished. Make sure that the salt is always completely dissolved. At the end rinse the product with lukewarm water and dry it with a soft, dry cloth.
You can of course also use a special cleaner for cleaning and polishing copper.
In order to prevent oxidation and maintain the shine during storage, most of cookware is varnished. The same applies to decorative products.
In case of kitchen products (containers and utensils) varnish removal before use is necessary.
Please follow the instructions below to remove the varnish:
fill a large container with water and immerse into it the product from which you want to remove the varnish;
for every litre of water, add a teaspoon of baking soda;
put all together on the stove and cook for about 15 minutes. With time, you will notice how the varnish peels from the container;
wash the container with water and detergent, and wipe it off. If you want to keep the shine of the container, polish it on the outside with a special cleaner for cleaning and polishing copper.
If after cleaning, you notice that in the parts of container varnish is still present, it can be removed with a cloth soaked in acetone.
Important: Before you use the container for cooking, it is necessary to remove the entire varnish. Otherwise, the varnish will blacken in contact with the heat from the stove.
You can also see in the video below, how the removal of varnish is carried out.
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