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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

TIPS FOR CLEANING COPPER AND BRASS ARTICLES

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.

THINGS REQUIRED:

NON FRUIT VINEGAR
SALT

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.

32 comments:

  1. Wow this sounds cool way to clean brass items. ...Sure a valuable tip

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  2. Very nice post.. thanks for sharing !!

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  3. Tried the tips for silver articles.was excellent.will try this too,thanks a lot mam :)

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  4. Thanks a lot for this highly useful piece of information. Happy Navarathri/Golu (wishes in advance) to you!

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  5. Great tips,your silver cleaning tips also worked our great.All my friends too following that method of cleaning.

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  6. Very nice info to clean silver too.. Thanks for sharing..

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  7. Thanks for sharing this useful information !!

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  8. Wonderful post..infact today when i was cleaning my brass articles with tamarind, i thought of asking u for the tips, Was surprised to see same on ur blog today!! will surely try it out..Thx for wonderful and useful post.:-)

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  9. Beautiful tips, thanks for sharing..

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  10. Hi Shanthi,

    I use the same method....sometimes I scrub with the Pitambar also...Always works for me!\

    Shobha

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  11. Sure will try this too,thanks a lot for sharing!!

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  12. useful tips....thanks for sharing!

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  13. thanks so much Shanthiji. I tried ur silver cleaning tips and it was a hit. will bookmark this one also...

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  14. Thank you Shanthi very useful tips and I will try this method for Karthigai Deepam !
    Jayanthi Sekar!

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  15. This is really useful blog post. Those thing also need cleaning as everything around us but we rarely remember to clean it. Regards from End of Tenancy Cleaning London

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  16. Wow.. this tip is going to be really useful for me. I have a big velakku which has to be cleaned. Will try your method :)

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  17. Very useful tip, never knew fruit vinegar can be used for cleaning,thanks for sharing this one..

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  18. Sushma it is NONFRUIT vinegar and NOT fruit vinegar as you have mnetioned.

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  19. Thanks for correcting shanthi, actually while typing i made the mistake...it happens if i type very fast sometimes....

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  20. Thanks for the tips Shanthi..I've been looking around for tips to clean my brass vilakus in vain & will surely try this..

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  21. I tried this and it sure worked.
    Also, Dip dry tamarind in salt and scrub the copper bottom, and rinse it with a final wash. This too works.
    Thanxs,
    Deepa

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  22. useful tip Shanti...will definitely try this...

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  23. Shanti,
    Is Non Fruit vinegar easily available? I'm not sure I've seen it in stores here in Goa.

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  24. Is nonfruit vinegar the same as white vinegar or white wine vinegar?

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  25. very gud tip.. it was very very useful. tks a ton.. i just want to add one more small caution to this.. this vinegar when it falls on silver wil make it black(it just happ to me so i jus wanted to caution others). u must again go wid the aluminium foil tip to bring t back to its original colour!!!

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  26. Ramya Karthik, Vinegar is NOT for silver items, it is for copper and brass items only.

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  27. Super tip !!! u saved my hands...

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  28. Ver nice tips !!! u really hv saved me so much in spending my bloody whole lot of time washing these copper items. Thank u now I can spend my time with my baby..

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