Your shiny new kitchen accessory looks a little less lovely once it’s been used. To maintain the pot’s luster even after repeated usage, avoid the dishwasher (yes, even if the manufacturer says your kitchenware is dishwasher-safe). Temperature fluctuations and harsh detergents can dull and damage the finish of cookware over time. Instead, grab your rubber gloves and hand-wash copper pots and pans with soap and hot water.
To keep the exterior shiny, polish regularly using a simple home mixture: Rub the exterior with lemon halves that have been dipped in salt. You can also coat the surface with a thin layer of ketchup, let sit for 5 to 30 minutes, and rinse. The acids in the lemon or the ketchup will remove the tarnish.
If you scorched the stew and the grime just won’t budge, try this trick to remove stains from cookware.