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Caring for your Copper Cookware

Basic Care and Cleaning:
Before using your copper for the first time, wash it thoroughly in hot soapy water with a sponge or dishcloth. Rinse it in hot water and dry thoroughly to prevent spotting.

Preheating:
Most recipes recommend placing copper cookware on a low heat setting for about one minute before adding your ingredients.

Salt Damage:
To avoid small white dots or pits from forming on the stainless steel interior surface of your cookware, bring liquids to a boil before adding salt, and then stir the ingredients well. You may choose to add salt after your food has started to cook. Pitting does not interfere with cooking performance but can diminish the beauty of your stainless steel surface.

Preventing Water Spotting:
This is easy, just remember to rinse in hot water and dry with a soft dishcloth immediately.

Discoloration:
Overheating can cause brown or blue stains. Food films if not removed will cause discoloration on your cookware when it is reheated.

Cleaning the Stainless Interior of Your Copper:
Immerse your cookware in warm water. Use a fine powder cleanser; we recommend Bar Keeper's Friend. Apply the cleanser using a soft cloth, and rub in a circular motion spiraling from the center outward. Wash again in hot soapy water, and dry immediately. DO NOT USE OVEN CLEANERS OR CLEANSERS WITH CHLORINE BLEACH. DO NOT USE STEEL WOOL. Nylon scrubbing pads are safe to use.

Cleaning your Copper Exterior:
To remove tarnish and darkening, use a quality copper cleaner. We recommend Mauviel Copperbrill Copper Cleaner. Rub in a circular motion. Rinse in warm water.

Important Notes:
1. DO NOT USE OVEN CLEANERS OR CLEANSERS WITH CHLORINE BLEACH.
2. DO NOT USE STEEL WOOL.
3. DO NOT PUT COPPER COOKWARE IN THE DISHWASHER.
4. DO NOT OVERHEAT YOUR COOKWARE.