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How to Take Care of Your Turkish Coffee Pot

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Copper and brass Turkish coffee pots (ibriks) are sensitive to air, and oxidize (tarnish) faster in moist air.

This article will show you how to take care of your coffee pots and preserve them like new.

Copper Pots

The copper Turkish coffee pots were the first kind of coffee pots constructed many years before …

Copper is a very heat conductive metal. That means that you can make coffee much faster relatively to mass produced stainless steel coffee pots.

I will tell you a natural way to take care of your copper Turkish coffee pots.

To remove tarnish from copper pots, rub with lemon halves dipped in salt. Ver easy, right?

Lemon and vinegar are some of the best natural cleaners!

Alternately, if copper is tarnished, boil the ibrik in a larger stainless pot of water with 1 tablespoon salt and 1 cup white vinegar for several hours. Wash with soap in hot water. Rinse and dry.

Brass Pots

Buff oxidizes far less than copper. If you clean a brass pot properly after each use and you let it dry it will remain shiny for a long time. When it gets oxidized you can use homemade cleaner.

For a homemade cleaner, dissolve 1 teaspoon salt in 1/2 cup vinegar and add enough flour to make a paste. Rub onto the brass and leave for 10 minutes; rinse and buff dry.

A way to make your copper or brass pot more shiny and also protect the metal (partially) from oxidation is to rub the exterior with a bit of olive oil. Use only a tiny amount and rub it evenly. If you use too much it will get sticky and it will also attract dust.

Source by Karolos Tsiligirian

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