How to Clean a Copper Pot with Ketchup

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After I posted my cleaning hack on how to clean a copper pot with vinegar and salt, I received comments about how you could also clean a copper pot with ketchup and Bar Keepers Friend. Now, the latter made sense to me, but the former made me gag: you clean pots with a condiment? A thick, red, tomato-based condiment? I know that ketchup has vinegar as a main ingredient, so it makes sense that it would also work, but who thinks up this stuff?A DIY cleaning tutorial hack for cleaning copper pots with ketchup!

Well, curiosity finally got the better of me this last week and I decided to see how well ketchup really cleans copper and how gross (or not) it is to clean with ketchup (doesn’t that seem like an oxymoron? Someone please tell me I am not the only one who thinks this is weird).

Weird, or not, I did it. And you can try it too. Because, hey, it DOES work!A DIY cleaning tutorial hack for cleaning copper pots with ketchup!

To clean a copper pot you’ll need:

  • a dirty copper potA DIY cleaning tutorial hack for cleaning copper pots with ketchup!
  • ketchup (any brand)A DIY cleaning tutorial hack for cleaning copper pots with ketchup!
  • a scour pad

1. Squirt a good amount of ketchup onto the copper.A DIY cleaning tutorial hack for cleaning copper pots with ketchup!

2. Spread it over all of the copper parts with the scour pad.A DIY cleaning tutorial hack for cleaning copper pots with ketchup!

3. Now scrub that ketchup-covered pot!A DIY cleaning tutorial hack for cleaning copper pots with ketchup!

4. Don’t forget to get the sides.

5. When you’ve scrubbed it all, rinse it off with warm water.

6. Check out the results.A DIY cleaning tutorial hack for cleaning copper pots with ketchup! It’s totally weird, and totally gross (in my opinion) to clean copper with ketchup, but it totally works.

I even made a video to show you the messy process in action:


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Comments

  1. Deanna says

    This is one of the more bizarre cleaning instructionals I have seen. I’m a little skeptical. I will have to give it a shot and see what happens and report back with my results.

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