Copper is all the rage right now…isn’t it funny how many old things are popular again? Last year, my Grandmommy gave me this copper tea kettle. I loved it at first site, but it definitely needed to be cleaned. I was afraid to clean it with any over the counter, chemical filled cleaner because I knew that if I damaged it somehow, I would be sick. So, I decided to go old school and try the method that our grandmothers used to clean their tarnished copper pots. Let me show you how to clean copper in seconds with absolutely no harsh chemicals!
Isn’t the difference amazing? I am so excited that this worked and cannot wait to start scouring the thrift stores and yard sales for more copper pieces to use and display around our home! Okay…on to the cleaning process!
The before…while it looks beautiful, it’s covered in tarnish.
To start, cut a fresh lemon in half.
Dip half of your lemon in kosher salt (table salt will work too).
Use the lemon to scrub the salt and lemon juice all over the copper piece your are cleaning.
The lemon and salt work so well together and the tarnish will start to disappear. It works like magic! Once you have cleaned the entire surface, just rinse with water and dry with a clean towel.
Voila! Your copper pots, pans, kettles and anything else will look like new again! I’m so excited that this worked so easily. It literally took me seconds to get my Grandmommy’s kettle clean, and now I can’t wait to place it in my kitchen!
Be sure to check out all of my Cleaning Hacks and Home Tips HERE on my Home Tips Page!