After my post on tips for cleaning silver artiles, many friends asked me about cleaning the copper and brass items. Traditional way of cleaning involves lot of time using tamarind, salt and lemon peels and also it is rough of your hands. This is a quick method of cleaning the copper and brass items and cheaper too. I forgot to mention in my earlier post of cleaning silver articles, please do not put the deities or vigrahams in boiling water, just use the tip to clean your silver articles except the vigrahams.
NON FRUIT VINEGAR
METHOD OF CLEANING:
Make a solution from NON-FRUIT VINEGAR and salt. Allow the salt to dissolve. You can also use table salt. Immerse the brass or copper items. While immersing, the colour will start changing. Leave it for a while. Take out and wash with a dishwash liquid and scrub. For bigger vessels, dab the scrub with the solution and wash as usual. NOTE: For 1 cup of vinegar, 1 tablespoon of salt will be best. The quantity can be increased or decreased depending on the number of items you clean.