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It's doable...spaghetti sauce as copper cleaner

I know you're thinking this can't be true... spaghetti sauce only stains things right? That's what I thought too until the other night...  I made some ravioli and warmed up some spaghetti sauce on the stove to go with it.  After dinner when my husband was doing dishes (yes I did just say that, I know I am a lucky girl) he noticed this phenomenon!

He showed me the bottom of the pan where the sauce I splattered had actually made the copper on the pan look new again... he then told me to go blog about it...he knows me too well.  So here I am!

Before sauce on the left, after on the right :)


Now, before you go trying this yourself, please test this on a part of the object you're not worried about... I don't need any emails saying I ruined people's pans!

Still with me? Great!


The culprits.

 I used leftover sauce and a butter brush and slopped it on.

After covering the bottom of the 3 pans I used the brush to swirl it around on each of them again.  Now keep in mind, I have a Finance degree and not a Chemistry degree so I have no idea why the more you swirl it around the quicker and more it removes, but it does. So swirl away!

I then let it sit for about 20 minutes and came back and swirled it some more.  (Like all these technical terms I'm using?)

When I went to rinse it off I scrubbed with a brush and that REALLY took off the tarnish!

And there we go!  3 beautiful (old college) pots!


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