• Copper will tarnish with use, use moderate heat
• No sharp objects no sharp steel
• Use spatula wood or soft - not steel
Copper is great for cooking, beautiful to look at, and a real pain to keep clean. Here are some tips on cleaning your copper cookware so that it keeps its lustrous look throughout a lifetime of use.
1. Remove Lacquer Before Using Copper Cookware
Some copper cookware is shipped with a layer of lacquer over it. Remove the lacquer with a mixture of baking soda and very hot water.
2. Abrasive Washing Damages the Lining of Your Cookware
Copper reacts with many foods, which alters the taste and can cause toxic metals to leech into your body. In order to prevent this reaction, most copper is lined with stainless steel. Do not use abrasive cleaners or metal implements on this lining.
3. Never Machine Wash Copper
Cleaning copper in the dishwasher will cause it to degrade very quickly. Instead, rinse it in warm water along with mild dish soap. Use a soft cloth or gentle nylon scrubbing sponge to remove stuck-on foods.
4. Dry Immediately After Washing
Water droplets from washing can cause unsightly streaks and stains on your cookware. Dry your pots and pans thoroughly with a soft cloth after washing.
5. Use Home-Made Copper Cleaner
Rub your copper cookware with lemons cut in half and sprinkled with salt, or by mixing equal parts salt, vinegar, and flour.
Please NOTE : this pan can get hot quickly , so please use low heat.
Brushed exterior copper can be easily and effectively cleaned with Barkeeper's Friend and a Scotch Brite pad. Mirror-finished exteriors must be cleaned with polish or (less effectively) with vinegar and salt.
• Most foods cook well at medium high
• Lower temperature after adding food
• Temperature setting about 15% lower than usual.
• Pre heat the pan
• Add oil or butter
• Add food item - dry as possible.
• Do not stir afterwards
• Flip if desired.
• Do not burn