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There are plenty of cleaners on the market for cleaning up your copper cookwear- but if you want to save a few bucks, be kind to the environment and don't mind a little elbow grease, then head for the fridge and grab the ketchup! The acids in ketchup will eat tarnish up!
Give your cookware a light coating and wait. (Depending on how tarnished we're talking here, you're looking at 5 minutes all the way up to 30 minutes.) Then rinse and dry!
If you can't wait, add a little salt to the mixture and lightly go over the surface- as not to scratch- with a soft rag. Rinse and dry.
What also works is a 1/2 lemon dipped in sea salt.
I have been Cleaning my copper Pota for years, it realy works.years ago the pots where cleaned with Venigar and salt
It works I have been cleaning my pot bottom for years like that.
It does not have to be Heinz any "Heinz"
Before Katsup you cleaned with venigar and salt
I read this tip and thought what the heck I should try it. It was so easy and works just great. I only left the ketchup on for 10 minutes but next time would go for 15 to really get a good shine.
I've been doing this for years. My mother always used tomato paste but ketchup works just as well.
I have had great sparkly success with any kind of spaghetti sauce!