Caring For Copper Kitchen Pots
Copper kitchen pots has long been the top choice of professional chefs and cooking enthusiasts. Copper conducts heat evenly, looks attractive in the kitchen and lasts for many years. Caring for copper kitchen pots should give you beautiful copper pots that last a long time. Here are some ways to caring copper kitchen pots. Don’t use cooking sprays with copper pots. The active ingredients in the sprays will leave a residue on your cookware that is hard to remove. Never heat an empty copper pot. This can cause the pot to warp. The same warping can happen if you place a hot copper pot in cold water. Use wooden or plastic utensils exclusively with copper pots, regardless of the lining. Always use the lowest temperature possible when cooking with copper because it is an effective heat conductor. It may take practice to find the right temperature to use when cooking with copper, but if the heat is too high you may damage both the lining and exterior of your copper pot.
When you are done cooking, allow your pans to cool down. Wash in warm to hot water with a soft cloth or sponge and use a mild dish washing detergent. Use a circular motion to clean the interior of copper kitchen pots. This circular motion is most effective in removing food and stains and prevents scratching of the lining. Do not place in a dishwasher. If you do, it will severely shorten your cookware’s lifespan. The heavy water spray in dishwashers can blemish the outside of the pan as well as remove the copper. Rinse copper kitchen pots thoroughly to remove residue left by the detergent. Always hand-dry copper pots with a soft cloth because air-drying could result in water spots that will stain the copper finish.