My very own mother taught me today’s cleaning hack – how to clean copper pots with vinegar and salt.
My 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.
How to Clean Copper Pots with Vinegar
Materials Needed to Clean Copper Pots
To clean copper-bottomed pots and get them shining like new again grab the following:
- White Vinegar
- Scour Pad
- Dirty Copper Pots
Instructions for Cleaning Copper Pots with Vinegar
Here’s my Youtube video I put together showing you how, otherwise follow the instructions below:
Time needed: 10 minutes.
How to Clean Copper with Vinegar and Salt
- Sprinkle salt onto the bottom of your pans.
- Pour or spray your white vinegar on the salt.
- It will change color! It’s working!
- Take your scour pad and rub that vinegar around and into that salt.
- Add more vinegar and salt as needed and continue to scrub. And that’s it! Your pots will be shiny and brighter than ever before!
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!Now go clean those copper pots!
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