I have always been a lover of copper for kitchen utensils. The material is undoubtedly the best for cooking and baking, copper being the best conductor of heat. And who can deny the glistening of egg whites beaten in a bowl of solid copper.
I own several pieces of copper, from saucepans to cookie cutters, so in order to keep them shining I decided to try an idea I once heard from Laura Calder in one of her cooking shows. It is a paste of all-purpose flour, coarse salt and white vinegar. The salt works as a scrubber and does not dissolve, while the vinegar works its brightening magic. The flour is mostly a binding agent. The results were excellent... at the beginning.
This what they looked like after a few hours:
So obviously not a good choice. I came back to my old time favorite Copperbrill, a product created by French copper manufacturers par excellence, Mauviel. Undoubtedly, this the product to go for.
|One of my mixing bowls. Results that last.|
|My coveted KitchenAid got new highlights|
It's worth noting that copper will acquire a slight patina with time. This is not only encouraged but beautiful. Nevertheless, a product like Copperbrill will ensure that your copper utensils always look their best.