The Heinz Solution for Copper Pots

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The Heinz Solution for Copper Pots

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.



10/27/2006 12:30:08 PM
Deb said:

What also works is a 1/2 lemon dipped in sea salt.

10/28/2006 12:38:49 AM
Fanny said:

I have been Cleaning my copper Pota for years, it realy works.years ago the pots where cleaned with Venigar and salt

10/29/2006 12:37:42 PM
Fanny said:

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

10/29/2006 9:23:16 PM
Marie said:

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.

7/30/2009 3:50:32 PM
Stephanie said:

I've been doing this for years. My mother always used tomato paste but ketchup works just as well.

7/25/2011 9:38:09 AM
Book Diva Su said:

I have had great sparkly success with any kind of spaghetti sauce!


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