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Copper cleaner needed for a Mauviel Brasier

post #1 of 14
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In the near future I intend to sell my Mauviel 3 QT stainless lined brasier and I need a copper cleaner that'll bring out it's shine.  Recommendations requested.

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post #2 of 14

Bar Keepers Friend is what I use.

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post #3 of 14
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That stuff is rather abrasive and won't it scratch the shiney finish and dull it?  That's been my experience with other metals.

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post #4 of 14

For a great shine on copper you only need to make a paste out of salt and vinegar.

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post #5 of 14
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For a great shine on copper you only need to make a paste out of salt and vinegar.


 Proportions, please!  And which kind of vinegar?  Sea salt works better?  

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post #6 of 14

Half regular table salt  and half white vinegar is the cheapest way to go. Actually you can use any salt , even kosher salt and any kind of vinegar you feel like using

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Half regular table salt  and half white vinegar is the cheapest way to go. Actually you can use any salt , even kosher salt and any kind of vinegar you feel like using


  A paste, alright I'll try it tomorrow.

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post #8 of 14

No need to make a paste first.

I take my copper pot upside-down and pour a little heap of table salt in the center of it and then wet the salt with a bit of vinegar before spreading this mix with my finger-tips over the whole outside surface of my pot .Rinse well with water and you are done

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post #9 of 14
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The mixture works quite well.  The salt as a mechanical abrasive and the vinegar restores the pan to almost it's original luster.  And now I need something that removes the stubborn water spots.

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post #10 of 14

When you use Barkeepers friend you moisten the power and it becomes like a paste similar to the salt solution so I don't think there is any concern. I have used it for years on my copper cookware and not had any negative issues.

 

Actually the bar keepers friend is recommended by All Clad and Calphalon

 

http://www.barkeepersfriend.com/kitchen-cookware

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post #11 of 14
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When you use Barkeepers friend you moisten the power and it becomes like a paste similar to the salt solution so I don't think there is any concern. I have used it for years on my copper cookware and not had any negative issues.

 

Actually the bar keepers friend is recommended by All Clad and Calphalon

 

http://www.barkeepersfriend.com/kitchen-cookware

 

Then I'll try using some on the backside of my Mauviel to see what comes up!

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post #12 of 14
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So the glossy shine remains?

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post #13 of 14

Been using the salt and vinegar solution since my aprenticeship days in '85. Some pastry guys will use a half lemon and use that to "scrub in" the salt.  I've used pickle juice in a pinch, grapefruit juice, etc, whatever, just an acid and salt. 

 

The copper will tarnish almost immediatley after polishing.  Some will rub a bit of oil over a newly polished pot to keep the shine.  However, when the pot gets ot, the oil will get gummy and become hard to remove later on.

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post #14 of 14
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Depending on its acidity, beet juice can work the best.

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