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Old 11-15-2008, 09:12 AM   #1
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Copper cookware scratch removal

Hi all,
I've just got my first piece of copper cookware, a Mauviel skillet in a relatively cheap price.
The bottom of the copper pan is kind of scratched, and I'm wondering if I can polish it back to the shiny lust finish, and how do I do that?


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Old 11-15-2008, 07:24 PM   #2
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If you just want to get it bright and shiny - you can use any copper cleaner, or even Bar Keepers Friend with a little water and a sponge.

If you are wanting to remove the scratches - that is a little more involved. You'll have to remove some of the metal by grinding, buffing and polishing them out - or take it to someone who can do it for you. Here is what is involved: An Introduction to Buffing and Polishing

Copper is a soft metal - so if you're going to actually use the pan to cook in it's just going to get scratched again.

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Old 11-15-2008, 08:42 PM   #3
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If you use your pan, and you should, expect it to show its use. Enjoy cooking in a great pan!
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