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How to Clean Copper Mugs

How to Clean Copper Mugs

A bright and sparkling copper mug, particularly when filled with just an icy cold Moscow Mule, has an unmistakable visual appeal. But what happens if that copper mug has been used to hold a few too many cocktails or has stood in the kitchen sink for a few days without being washed?

You’ll notice that your copper isn’t as brilliant and shining as it once was, with water spots, tarnish, and other blemishes marring the lovely surface you once adored, and you’ll wonder, “How can I clean my copper mugs?”

Copper Mugs: What You’ll Need

  • To avoid corroding or damaging the metal, it’s better to wash it with gentle dish soap and a clean sponge.
  • Use a light cotton or hemp cloth to dry your copper mugs rather than cotton as well as synthetic cloths, which can harm the surface.

Cleaning Copper Mugs

  • Scrub the copper mug with a wet sponge, mild detergent, and warm water in circular motions till all debris or grime is gone
  •  Rinse the mugs with warm distilled water to remove of any detergent or particles.
  • Completely dry the cup with a soft dishtowel.
  •  Dry the mugs thoroughly with a second dishtowel.

Cleaning with Ketchup

Use a soft sponge or a toothbrush to apply the ketchup, rubbing in small circles at all times. After that, give yourself 30 minutes to relax. Wipe the ketchup in same way that you applied it.

Finally, thoroughly rinse with water and dry with two soft towels.

Lemon and Salt for Cleaning Copper Mugs

For a Moscow mule copper mug, this procedure is one of the best cleaning options. Sliced a lemon in half and salt one of the cut surfaces generously.Scrub the mug with the salted half of a lemon until it sparkles. Rinse the cup completely to remove the copper cleaner, then dry it with a cotton cloth.

Vinegar is used to clean copper mugs

  • To clean your copper cup, you can substitute white vinegar for lemon juice. You can use baking soda or salt.
  • Sprinkle baking soda on the mug to clean it with baking soda. Using a cloth soaked in vinegar, rub the tarnish away until the copper shines. Rinse and dry the cup completely to finish.
  • In a spray bottle, combine 1 cup vinegar and 1.5 tablespoons salt. Spritz your cup with the cleanser. Allow 30 minutes for it to operate, then rub with a clean cloth to remove it.
  • If your copper pipes are clogged with dirt and corrosion, this recipe is a great way to clean them.

Baking Soda with Vinegar

  • Make a paste by adding three proportion of baking soda and 1 proportion of vinegar.

Ensure that the baking soda is mixed in with the vinegar. Then, until a paste forms, combine the ingredients. The consistency of the paste is like toothpaste.

  • Use a sponge to apply the paste

The paste should be applied to both the interior and exterior of the mug.

  • Allow for a five-minute cooling period.

You may have to wait 5 mins longer is for paste to set depends on the how damaged your mugs are.

  • Use a sponge to clean the mugs.

This should be done once the paste has hardened. Wipe the cups in a clockwise direction to remove tarnish and make them shine.

  • Rinse with water to remove any remaining residue

Then, use cold water or you can also use warm water to rinse the mugs. Rinse them thoroughly until there are no more traces of paste or residue.

  • The mugs must be dried twice.

Wipe the cups thoroughly with a cotton cloth once more. Then, using a second cloth, wipe over the mugs again, making sure to get rid of any remaining water. This will stop the oxidation and tarnish from getting any worse.

How to Spot Clean Copper Mugs Immediately

Don’t be concerned if you notice water marks on your copper cups. With simply a soft sponge and Wright’s Copper Cream, you can easily have your copper mug shiny and gleaming.

  1. To loosen up the water spots (Stains of water), start with hot water. To begin the spot cleaning process, run your copper mug under warm water.
  2. Use a gentle sponge, apply Wright’s Copper Cream. All you need is a smidgeon of polishing cream, so dab it on your sponge fast.
  3.  Use your sponge, scrub your copper cup well. To make your copper cup sparkle again, focus on the water spots

Copper Mugs: How to Clean Them at Home (Safely)

A few easy procedures followed quickly after usage will help your in-home copper drinkware (or any copper for that matter) last a lifetime. While glass drinkware can survive soaps, detergents, heat, and other harsh chemicals, copper is far more delicate and should be cleaned with care.

Cleaning Copper by Hand

Before you start hand-washing copper, be sure you have the correct supplies and stay away from the ones that aren’t useful. The procedure is simple, and many of the items you’ll need are already in your home. It is recommended that you clean your copper using gentle washing soapy water, then dry it with a soft towel for good results.

Polyester and other textured or synthetic cloths may scratch the copper’s surface. Double-drying your copper is recommended by barware best-practices to account for any remaining moisture and prevent oxidation. Simply use a fresh cloth to dry your clean copper for a second time.

Using Lemon & Salt to Remove Copper Tarnish

  • Several tablespoons of salt go into a small basin.
  • Lemon, quartered
  • Grasp the rind of the lemon and plunge it completely into the basin of salt.
  • Scrub the lemon into the mug using circular motions while still holding the lemon.
  • Stop scrubbing once the tarnish has been eliminated, then wash and dry the mug as directed.