LyoTraditional Kitchen, San Francisco
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How to Clean Copper PotsAlthough it’s possible to maintain copper’s like-new appearance with regular cleaning, some cooks appreciate the warm, darkened glow of a finish with more patina. Regardless of your preference, unlined copper pots — meaning those not lined on the inside with a different metal — should always be kept shiny. If a patina, also called verdigris, is allowed to darken the inside of a copper pan, it can be transferred onto food. Cleaning the inside of unlined copper is essential. Mauviel suggests doing the following:To remove any verdigris on an unlined pan, use a vinegar-salt solution or rub the metal with lemon sprinkled with salt. Rinse and dry the pan.