Asked on Aug 16, 2013

What is best product to clean copper clad pots and pans?



I have my mothers Revere Ware and some of the pieces were well used. The bottoms of them, the copper coating, has cooked on grease and or other residue on them I would like to clean off. I am 72 and she had these as far back as I can remember.
7 answers
  • Julia
    on Aug 16, 2013

    try Bar keepers friend. everything I've tried it on comes out looking brand new. use on the outside of the pan only. good luck!

  • I googled it & most say a lemon cut in 1/2 w/ salt, some say vinegar & others say ketchup. Bar keepers was there too. Here's the link...good luck

  • Jill Belcher
    on Aug 16, 2013

    I've also had Revere Ware for many many years. There was (may still be) a product called Twinkle that was a paste and cleaned the copper well. I have since retired the copper bottoms and now use the Revere stainless with flat bottoms. Bar Keepers Friend keeps them all shiny.

  • Lori Bryant
    on Aug 16, 2013

    I have used a product call Barkeepers Friend I found at walmart that works very well. although there are some that I have had to use oven spray cleaner on. I keep the barkeepers friend on hand to brighten sheet pans and corning ware.

    on Aug 18, 2013

    A paste of lemon & salt works wonders.

  • Shari
    on Aug 18, 2013

    My mom was a huge fan of RevereWare and I swear, she must have had every single style and size pot and pan they ever made. When I was a teenager, it was my job to wash dishes after dinner, which included cleaning the copper bottoms of the RevereWare. We used "Copper Glo" (which is a Barkeeper's Friend product). It worked well, with minimal scrubbing. I assume Copper Glo is still available in stores but since I had my fill of cleaning the copper bottoms of her pots and pans years ago, I definitely have no desire to own anything copper now...thus no need for Copper Glo. ;)

  • Lagree Wyndham
    on Apr 7, 2015

    Finish Powerball dishwasher tablets, my Revere ware is over 20 years old, and very tarnished. Got a new dishwasher and the Finish powerball sample pack. They came out looking like new pennies. Thats all i use now, works great.

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