[Sca-cooks] Old copper pot needs TLC

Betsy Marshall betsy at softwareinnovation.com
Thu Aug 13 15:52:23 PDT 2009

And if that doesn’t work- sand paper(400-1200 grit available at
hardware-auto stores)) or steel wool will remove almost any raised area of
corrosion, I also have one of the industrial kitchen scrubbers that looks
like a big snarl of metal foil strips- works a treat on stubborn gunk. Be
sure to wash and rinse copiously afterwards!
HTH, Betsy

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On Behalf Of Cheri or Anne
Sent: Thursday, August 13, 2009 4:20 PM
To: Cooks within the SCA
Subject: Re: [Sca-cooks] Old copper pot needs TLC

Yes, there was that much :)  But oh!  the vinegar/salt is doing wonders. 
It's all out except the really bad spots in the inside curves and I've
tilted the pot and am letting it soak now.  If it's still being stubborn,
I'll heat it up a bit....I'll show it who's boss around here!
Thank you so much!

Go softly and gently for those you meet here will be
those you know hereafter."

--- On Thu, 8/13/09, Saint Phlip <phlip at 99main.com> wrote:

From: Saint Phlip <phlip at 99main.com>
Subject: Re: [Sca-cooks] Old copper pot needs TLC
To: "Cooks within the SCA" <sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org>
Date: Thursday, August 13, 2009, 4:13 PM

If there's THAT much verdigris, rather than scrubbing, let it soak in
heated vinegar for a while, and spend an afternoon doing other chores,
and giving it an occasional scrubbing until it comes clean. Elbow
gease is wondrous stuff, and can't be beaten for some applications,
but lazy blacksmiths hve long learned the uses of heat for stimulating
various chemical rections ;-)

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