[Sca-cooks] Old copper pot needs TLC

Judith Epstein judith at ipstenu.org
Thu Aug 13 11:32:20 PDT 2009

Copper pots can be cleaned by dipping a lemon in salt and rubbing. If  
there are little bits that you can't get rid of that way, use a  
cleaning toothbrush and more lemon juice; the salt is mostly there for  
abrasion rather than its chemical properties anyway.

On Aug 13, 2009, at 1:31 PM, Cheri or Anne wrote:

> Greetings,
> I have just bought a 'lot' of old kitchen items (very cool).  One is  
> an old copper pot, it's round and has the hook still attached on the  
> handle for hanging over a fire. The handle is rusted and upon  
> opening the box I discover that while the pot is in good shape there  
> is the green of neglected copper inside the pot.  Now I know this is  
> poisonous to ingest so what would I have to have done to the pot in  
> order to make it usable for cooking?
> Anne
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