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How do you clean copper mugs?


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To properly clean the natural tarnishing of a copper mug, you should use materials with 1) acidity and 2) abrasiveness.

For example, using vinegar (acidic) to loosen the tarnish and then salt (abrasive) to remove the tarnish, is an effective natural solution.  Many other combinations will work, including lemon or lime juice (acidic) and salt (abrasive).

Tubs of professional grade copper cleaning creams are available too, if you have enough copper mugs that a specialized solution is worthwhile.  We generally recommend the professional grade creams over the natural solutions.

Apr 10, 2014

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Brian Sawyer at Custom Copper Mugs, LLC

Some copper mugs are coated with a food safe lacquer to reduce tarnishing. These mugs should simply be hand washed with warm soapy water.

Apr 15, 2014

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Smith jackson from GLOBAL DIRECT PART

Cleaning copper is an essential task, but the process has different natures depending on the item that is being cleaned. Some decorative copper has a lacquer finish that will keep it from tarnishing. To clean these items, simply wash with soapy water and dry thoroughly. Do not polish or scrub these items as it will remove the PROTECTIVE coating.

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Brian Sawyer from Custom Copper Mugs, LLC

Some copper mugs are coated with a food safe lacquer to reduce tarnishing. These mugs should simply be hand washed with warm soapy water.

Apr 22, 2014

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