Copper Care and Maintenance
Copper and Brass require special care and maintenance for that everlasting sparkle.
Please read the cleaning instructions for your products carefully:
- Copper Water Bottles
- Always clean your copperware by hand and avoid dishwasher as the detergent can cause oxidation leading to permanent damage.
- A simple, soft wash cloth is best to wipe clean the bottle.
- Dry the bottle immediately with a separate soft cloth or towel
- Oxidation is a natural process of copper; this is not a fault. It only shows that your bottle is pure and its working towards providing you clean and safe water.
- Should any tarnish occur, pour 1 Tsp of salt in a shallow bowl, cut a lemon into half, Dip the halves into salt until completely covered and Gently scrub the outside of the bottle circular motion, Rinse and Dry thoroughly.
- Inside of the bottle can be cleaned by adding 1 Tsp salt and squeezing half a lemon, Add water and rinse thoroughly.
- SQUEAKY LIDS -Pure copper bottles do have the annoying habit of squeaking at the lid! The best thing you can do to reduce this sound is to rub a small amount of oil into the threading on the bottle cap. We recommend using any cooking oil you have at home (coconut or olive oil work just fine). Simply apply a pinch of oil onto your fingertips and then rub this into the threading on the bottle cap. Repeat this process as and when required.
- Copper Mule Mugs
- After you finish your beverage, rinse with mild soapy water and dry it immediately with a soft cloth.
- Any left-over water or moisture can result in oxidation and tarnishing of your copper mugs, it's essential to dry them properly to preserve the shine.
- Should any tarnish occur, pour 4 Tsp of salt in a shallow bowl, cut a lemon into half, Dip the halves into salt until completely covered and gently scrub the inside and outside of the mug in circular motion, Rinse and Dry thoroughly.
- Brass Champagne glasses or other brassware
- Rinse your brassware with mild soapy water, do not scrub.
- Dry once with a soft cloth and dry again with a separate dry soft cloth to remove any dampness or moisture.
- Should any tarnish occur, pour 4 tsp of salt in a shallow bowl, cut a lemon into half, Dip the halves into salt until completely covered and gently scrub in circular motion, Wipe with a damp cloth and dry thoroughly.
- Another cool home-made tip, if you run out of lemon is to use, 2 squirts of toothpaste (plain not flavoured) and ½ tsp salt, make a paste and rub it on the brassware with a muslin or any other soft cloth; Wipe down with a slightly damp soft cloth.
- Store bought metalware polish like Brasso work well too.