How to clean copper pots with vinegar and salt

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My very own mother taught me today’s cleaning hack – how to clean copper pots with vinegar and salt.clean copper pots with vinegar and salt and have them shiny like they were brand new again! | whatsupfagans.comMy mother always kept a water bottle of white vinegar next to the sink so she could easily clean her copper pots quickly and easily after each use. Unfortunately, I once accidentally took a swig from that water bottle full of vinegar, thinking it was just water, and was seriously surprised and disgusted! Bleh!

How glad I am that vinegar is a natural product as well as a strong cleaning agent. It works great to clean copper pots and make them shine like new but won’t cause you any harm, other than to your sense of smell. Bonus: vinegar and salt are cheap.

So, to clean copper bottomed pots and get them shining like new again grab the following:

  • Salt
  • White Vinegar
  • Scour Pad
  • Dirty Copper Pots

How to clean copper pots bottoms with vinegar and salt. So easy! | whatsupfagans.comHow to Copper Pots with Vinegar:

Step #1 – Sprinkle salt onto the bottom of your pans. How to use salt to clean copper pots bottoms and get them shining like new.Step #2 –Pour or spray your white vinegar on the salt. How to clean copper pots with vinegarStep #3 – It will change color! It’s working!How to clean copper bottoms with vinegar and saltStep #4 – Now take your scour pad and rub that vinegar around and into that salt.How to get copper pots to shine like newStep #5 – Add more vinegar and salt as needed and continue to scrub. And that’s it! Your pots will be shiny and brighter then ever before! Here’s a video I put together showing you how:
It really works!

Seriously! It’s that easy!

Apparently, you can also clean copper pots with ketchup (since it has vinegar in it)! Check out my tutorial with ketchup! Another great product that works to clean copper pots is Bar Keepers Friend. That stuff is great!How to get copper pots bottoms shining like newNow go clean those copper pots!

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  1. says

    Wow, that’s pretty amazing! I love how it looks so pretty and shiny! I have heard of cleaning with vinegar and baking soda but now vinegar and salt! Cool. Thanks for linking up to Making Your Home Sing Monday!

  2. says

    I just saw this idea on Pinterest! I can’t wait to use your idea. (It’s fun to see that you graduated at BYU! I work there. I manage two computer labs for the McKay School of Education…)

  3. Madison Brown says

    THANK YOU!!! I have antique revere ware that I’ve collected from thrift stores and they need a good cleaning. This is perfect! Thank you so much!

  4. says

    Just a little warning, be careful with this. I tried this last night on a tiny copper dipped revere ware pot and with very gentle scrubbing it started to take the copper right off and show through to the silver part of the pot. Maybe only use on thick copper coatings!

  5. Bobbie says

    Tried this it works. But I have copper bottoms that have baked on gunk. Can I get it off without ruining the pan?

  6. Suzanne says

    Wow, I just tried the vinegar & salt on the copper bottoms of 2 pans that belonged to my mom….they are well over 40 years old. They look like new! I try a lot of these cleaning “hacks” only to be disappointed, but this one works in minutes! Thanks for the tip!


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