Sunday, December 12, 2021

'Til They're Clean And Sparkly

When Christmas holidays roll around, the copper pots get an extra cleaning.

I was raised in a generation, when kitchens proudly displayed their gleaming wares. 
My grandma had lots of copper, silver and brass, it was my job to keep them shiny and bright.
The unmistakable smell of Brasso lingered in the air on Friday evenings, after my weekly chore was done.
The manufacturers changed the formula of Brasso cleaning solution several years ago, the new and improved version is not so much. Thankfully I've found another product that works incredibly well, wipe on, rinse off with water, and voila !
I'm pretty sure the younger generation has no desire to polish these timeless treasures, myself, I'm happy to hold on to the memories. 
I've used the silver cleaner for years, with excellent results, but didn't know they made copper cleaner until I ran across this on Amazon.
Wipe it on with the little sponge included, and rinse off.



Edna B said...

Your "timeless treasures" look beautiful. I'm beginning to think that Amazon has just about everything. This is good. Makes it easier to keep all my shopping in one spot. hahaha. You have a super day, hugs, Edna B.

Heritage Hall said...

Your are correct about something different about Brasso and I have
given up trying to locate Silvo (my old stand-by) I am going to experiment with your new discovery, as the time has come to renew some of our timeless brass treasures. Yours are classic.

Deb said...

I love memories like that, Jo. And those pieces are worth the effort.
Enjoy them again this Christmas.

Rian said...

Merry Christmas Jo! Your treasures look beautiful.

L. D. said...

You have beautiful shiny things. I have nothing but old brass sleigh bells. If I display them they will need to be cleaned up again. I do notice your brass and silver and how much it shines when you post photos of them. I admire them and the tradition that comes with them.

Henny Penny said...

Oh, that sparkling clean copper looks beautiful. My Mother never had copper but she loved keeping her silver polished and beautiful. Guess that is why I love collecting odd silver pieces and keeping them polished. Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas.