Advice for use
Never cook salted preparation in raw copper.
Salted cooking results in oxidization of your utensil, better known as verdigris. Raw copper is to be used only for sweet preparations.
The benefit of copper is the caramelization of sweet preparations.
For the cooking of salted preparations, it is essential to use copper with stainless steel interior or tinned copper.
Copper being a good conductor of heat, there is no need to overheat it, do not go over 2/3 of the heat.
It could result in deformation of the bottom of the utensil.
Moreover, it could result into a coloration of the bottom, blue, yellow ….., a sign of overheating.
Concerning tinned copper, overheating could provoke the fusion of pewter, which could remove it from the copper (Pewter melts at 231°C).Advice on maintenanceFor daily cleaning
Use lukewarm soapy water, and clean with the rough side of the sponge.
To bring back the shine to copper
Use a sponge and soak with Copperbrill, special product for copper, then scrub the utensil, rinse with water and dry with a clean cloth.
Other methods are available:
-Mix bicarbonate of soda with lemon juice, soak a cloth, then scrub. Rinse out with warm water, then dry the utensil with a clean cloth. You can add some flour to this mixture.
-use a scrubbing stone or a clay stone, then rinse with water and dry with a dry cloth,
-Mix white vinegar, flour and a pinch of salt, then soak a cloth with this mix. Scrub the utensil delicately. Rinse with lukewarm water, and dry with a clean cloth.
If the copper is oxidized.
To clean it, the user may soak it in Cola. Then scrub it with an impregnated cloth. Rinse with warm water and dry with a clean cloth.
Do not use dishwasher. The cleansing products used in these appliances could damage the copper.
Copper utensils are not compatible with dishwasher.
Maintenance for pewter
To bring back the shine to pewter, there are several techniques:
-For daily cleaning, use warm soapy water, using the scratch side of a sponge.
-Wipe the pewter with a cloth damped with warm beer with a little black soap then rinse using a
micro -fiber cloth.
-Wipe the pewter with a cloth, damped with blanc from Spain solution.
-Scrub the pewter with a paste, made up of whipped egg white, and a small portion of detergent.
Then rinse with water and dry with a clean cloth.
-To make pewter shine rapidly, scrub it with a cabbage leaf, from time to time.