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OT - Old Solid Copper Mixing Bowls

ArvadaManArvadaMan Posts: 204
edited 9:04PM in EggHead Forum
I was in the local thrift shop yesterday and came across an old set of solid copper mixing bowls for $12.00.

I would like to clean the tarnish off and put them to use in my kitchen. Any suggestions about cleaning off the tarnish?


  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 12,994
    Barkeeper's Friend. Sort of like Bon Ami except it works! Great for stainless too.

    PS: Bed Bath & Beyond has it if u can't find it in your grocery store.

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!


    Central Connecticut 

  • misfitmisfit Posts: 358
    I've had good results with a vinegar and salt paste. And for real, try a spot with ketchup. Either takes some time depending on the patina.
  • SlingbladeSlingblade Posts: 28
    Not sure if it will work, but Coca Cola has many, many uses.
  • Capt FrankCapt Frank Posts: 2,578
    As misfit said, Ketchup may do the trick.
    There is a comercial product called "Never Dull" that is sold in auto and marine supply outlets, It is a non-abrasive brass cleaner, should work on copper too. B)

    Capt Frank
    Homosassa, FL
  • Jersey DougJersey Doug Posts: 460
    Barkeepers Friend will clean them up nicely. I'd be careful using them for cooking, however. Copper reacts in nasty unhealthy ways with a number of foods. The only real use for an unlined copper bowl in a kitchen is whipping egg whites. (Copper lined with stainless or, more traditionally, tin, is another story. It makes wonderfully responsive cookware. I have and use a lot of it.)
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