Condiment Copper Cleaning
by Judy Freyer Thompson
Do you have some copper pieces that have lost their luster? Are you out of your favorite copper cleaner? Reach in your refrigerator for a bottle of pepper sauce. Not a fan of pepper sauce? Then reach for the ketchup.
Instructions
These condiments contain compounds of alkaline (the vegetable), and an acid (the vinegar), that will clean copper in seconds, with no scratching.
Apply the ketchup or pepper sauce to the copper you wish to be cleaned and let it stand for a few seconds. Rub the copper with your fingers or a soft cloth then wash with dish soap and warm water and dry thoroughly.
**Note: If you use the pepper sauce, make sure you have no cuts or scrapes on your hands or you will be dancing around the kitchen!
The copper pieces that I needed to clean.
Judy Freyer Thompson's Condiment Copper Cleaning - , Tool Tips, , copper to be cleaned
Copper sheet with pepper sauce applied.
Judy Freyer Thompson's Condiment Copper Cleaning - , Tool Tips, , copper with hot sauce
Copper wire and beads with ketchup applied.
Judy Freyer Thompson's Condiment Copper Cleaning - , Tool Tips, , copper with ketchup
Cleaned copper sheet.
Judy Freyer Thompson's Condiment Copper Cleaning - , Tool Tips, , cleaned copper
Cleaned copper wire and beads.
Judy Freyer Thompson's Condiment Copper Cleaning - , Tool Tips, , cleanec copper beads

Materials

18 Gauge 0.040 Dead Soft Copper Sheet Metal - 6x12 Inch
MET-705.18M
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  • Price: $16.07
  • Gold Club Price: $12.05
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22 Gauge 0.025 Dead Soft Copper Sheet Metal - 6x12 Inch
MET-705.22M
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  • Price: $10.77
  • Gold Club Price: $8.07
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12 Gauge Round Dead Soft Copper Wire
H11-12D
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  • Price: $1.52
  • Gold Club Price: $1.14
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14 Gauge Round Dead Soft Copper Wire
H11-14D
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  • Price: $1.37
  • Gold Club Price: $1.03
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16 Gauge Round Half Hard Copper Wire
H11-16H
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  • Price: $1.17
  • Gold Club Price: $0.88
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