How to Care For Your Copper Cups

Keeping Copper Items

It would only make sense that if you spend money on something, you should do your best to make it last. Though many people don’t care for their items to make them stay looking like new, Netillah is dedicated to teaching our customers how to make our product last. Our Netillah cups are made with 100 percent real copper. Because of this precious metal, our cups have the potential to last for decades and pass from generation to generation. Of course, this can only happen if the owner of our cups knows how to take care of them.
In this blog, we will discuss proper cleaning rituals you can do to maintain your copper cups, or any other copper-based items. Due to the fact that copper-ware is so popular right now, we hope that this blog will be useful not just for our cups, but any other copper items you might own.

Cleaning Your Netillah Cups

One of the most important ways to keep anything for a long period of time is by keeping it clean. Though not all things should be thoroughly scrubbed, your copper items definitely need to be. With copper materials, it is best to scrub off any oil or residue left on the surface. If you have ever used a copper item that has residue on it, it looks blurry and dirty — both things that are not desirable in kitchenware. So, how do you properly clean copper items? Well, with copper it is important that you have a cotton towel or rag that is completely clean. No matter which method you decide to use to clean your copper cups, you will need a cotton cloth to wipe them down.
It is important to note, that your cloth must be completely clean. If there is any dirt or substance on your rag, your copper cups will attract that grime and it will appear on its surface.

General Cleaning

Of course, for any kitchenware item, you can clean it with regular soap and water. The only issue with general cleaning is that it is not as precise as other cleaning methods. Washing your copper cups with just soap and water could actually add residue where there doesn’t need to be. For example, when you clean with dish soap, the soap can leave an entire layer of residue that near-to-impossible to take off.
However, if you do decide to use this method to clean your copper items, be use to dry them off thoroughly. The more you dry off and rub the residue off, the more clean and shiny your items will be. However, if you are washing with dish soap, this will leave behind a lot of residue that you will have to dry off once, twice, even three times.

Lemon and Salt

Lemon and salt are two ingredients that make for an excellent scrub. By cutting a lemon and covering it with salt, you can create a scrub that chemically reacts with the copper material. After using the lemon on the sides and inside of your mug, make sure you rinse off the lemon juice thoroughly and dry with a cotton towel. Don’t be discouraged if you have to wash your cup a second time to get all the residue off. Oil can be stubborn to get off of copper, no matter the cleaning method.

Vinegar and Baking Soda

For this cleaning method, simply place a mixture of three-parts vinegar and one part baking soda. Once this solution is mixed together, dip a sponge into the solution and apply it to the Netillah mug. In small circles, polish your mug with this solution and then rinse off. You will be stunned by the shine of your copper items after you are done. The only drawback to this method is that vinegar isn’t a desirable smell to everyone.

Ketchup Solution

This method, too, is only useful if you don’t mind the smell of ketchup. This style of cleaning uses ketchup. With a toothbrush, put some ketchup on the bristles and move in a circular motion. After the entire surface is covered with ketchup, rinse it off and dry it with a cotton towel.

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