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Friday, November 30, 2018

Quick and easy.


Shiny copper pots for the holidays.

Maybe you use your copper pots every day, as I do, or you like to have them sparkle for the holidays. 




There is a painless and quick way to make them shine. 




All you need is CLR (available in every hardware store) 
coarse salt, a lemon, a sponge and gloves. 

No need to scrub,
just glide a corner of your CLR soaked sponge over pot.
Dip a lemon, cut in half, in coarse salt and rub.  
Let rest a minute. 

Wash with soap and water.  
Dry immediately or it leaves streaks. 




One more pot to go. 

Caution: do not let CLR stand on natural stone surfaces.

Unlike copper polish,  
CLR rinses clean and does not leave a residue. 
(CLR meets U.S. EPA Safer Product Standards).




I use my copper pots every day. 






They hang from bicycle hooks. 
More friendly than metal hooks. 

Wishing you a happy week.

Gina  

http://tentoesinthewater.blogspot.com/
https://betweennapsontheporch.net/

20 comments:

  1. I love copper and recently had trouble cleaning mine. William Sonoma's cleaner didn't work and unlike you, I don't use mine. I need to. I do us CLR for our hard water stains but never considered it for copper. I'll have to try it. I have used it on old porcelain and it ate away some of the finish. I love your pots and pans. Donna@gather

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    1. Hi Donna,
      CLR really does work and works fast. Using a half of lemon dipped in coarse salt and rubbing it on tough spots removes even old and very dark places. I have yet to find a copper polish that doesn't leave a residue, no mater how much hot water and soap I use. CLR rinses clean.

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  2. Copper adds such warmth to the kitchen, and I hear it's wonderful to cook with. I have a copper beating bowl, and several copper canisters, but no copper pots. Yours are beautiful.

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    1. Dear Lorrie,
      I have had my copper pots for a very long time. Most of my pots came from one collection which I purchased from Williams Sanoma. They are made in France and are lined with steel (not tin). They have them on sale once in a while. I wouldn't cook without them.

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  3. Your shiny copper pots are stunning - so French! I have to google what CLR is, would need some.

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    1. Hello Ritta,
      CLR is mostly used for removing hard water spots and stains. Other products, in the same family such as Limeaway, might also work.I haven't tried it on copper.

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  4. Hello, your copper post are beautiful. Lovely images and mosaic. Thanks for the tips. Happy Monday, enjoy your day and have a great new week!

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    1. Thank you Eileen for all of your good wishes. They are appreciated. Thank you also for leaving a comment.

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  5. What wonderful tips! I like the bike hooks...a great idea! Happy holidays!

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    1. Hello Lavender Dreamer,
      My husband also made me a long stick with one of the bicycle hooks attached to the end. I use that stick almost every day for one thing or another. What a handy tool that is.

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  6. It’s MosaicMonday and a pleasure again...

    ...have a nice Monday!

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    1. And it's nice to see you here again Erica. Thank you for your visit.

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  7. Gina - we have no copper pots, but we are huge fans of CLR since we have hard water at our house - it is essential to clean our glass shower doors and other bathroom fixtures. Thanks for contributing to Mosaic Monday!

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    1. Hello Angie., We also have hard water even though we installed one of those Zero Water gadgets.
      Thank you for hosting Mosaic Monday and giving us an opportunity to participate.

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  8. Your pots are beautiful. Have a good week

    Much love...

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    1. Dear Gillena,
      Thank you so much for your lovely compliment. Hope you also have a good week.

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  9. I've never cooked with copper but have always admired a display like yours!

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    1. Hello Betty,
      I really like cooking with copper pots. However, they have to be lined with steel, the way they are made in France. Maybe Santa Claus can stop by your house.

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  10. Sparkle, sparkle. I've yet to cook in a copper pot. Reading your post has me wanting to do so now. I love the idea of bike hooks.

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    1. Hello Su-sieee,
      I like your name or should I say I like the way you spell your name. I cook with those copper pots every day but when things get really busy in my kitchen and I need more pots I bring out the sixty year old Rena Ware. There still happy to oblige.

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