cooper cleaning

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  1. doc623

    doc623 Well-Known Member

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    Any good ideas for cleaning the outside of cooper not using abrasive or harmful chemicals?
     
  2. Little Quacker in OR

    Little Quacker in OR Well-Known Member

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    :) cooper? Are we talking Copper here? I think I have chickens on my mind and am thinking "coop"! LOL

    If it's Copper, there are a number of good commercial cleaners available for copper pots. They do a nice job too.

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  3. CraftyDiva

    CraftyDiva Is anybody here?

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    Rub the copper with Worcestershire Sauce, let set for a minute and rinse off! You can also try rubbing with catsup, but I like the sauce method better
     
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    rio002 Well-Known Member

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    I have always used lemon juice 100% and a little baking soda, rub gently so as not to scratch the copper. Shines up real nice.

    hehehe I thought chicken coop too :)
     
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    thebeav Well-Known Member

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    Do you mean a Mini Cooper?????
     
  6. doc623

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    birdie_poo Well-Known Member

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    Rub it with lemon halves.
     
  8. Don Armstrong

    Don Armstrong In Remembrance

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    Coopers are more-or-less normal people, except that they build wooden barrels or buckets. I wouldn't use lemon juice or vinegar or Worcestershire sauce - they might have broken skin and it would hurt them, then they might defend themselves with those sharp woodworking tools.

    On the other hand, if you used warm water, soap and a washcloth then both the cooper and you might enjoy the process a lot.