I have a large collection of Copper Cookie cutters. 67 to be exact. Every year after Christmas, my daughter and I take everyone of them down to clean them. We have been cleaning them about 10 years. It was a laborious job but we put some movies in the DVD and would work for several days. About three years ago, I decided to read the instructions on the copper polish. OH OH, we had been doing it wrong for a long time. I had used the copper polish like silver polish. But the instructions said to wet the copper before we polished them.
So we came up with a new procedure and what use to take days now takes hours. Sorry, daughter.
1. The cookie cutters don't look so bad unless you polish one. You will find how tarnished the rest are when you polish your first one.
See not so bad.
2. Soak the cookie cutters in the hottest soapy water you can find. Let them soak for 10 minutes.
3. Wet the sponge that comes in the copper cleaner and rub the tarnish off. I use a skewer with the sponge to get the corners of the cookie cutter.
4. Soak the polished cookie cutter with the polish on in the water. This step helps making removal of the copper cleaner from all the corners. Wash and dry very thoroughly.
5. Hang back up and wait for your next holiday to use them. Can you see the difference.
I want to show you some of my favorite, actually, they are all my favorite but here are a few up close.
I think next year, we are going to find some boxes for them and store them in air tight containers. Less clutter and less work polishing. We are still thinking about it so I will let you know.