Thursday, August 10, 2017

Cleaning Up Some New Finds

Last week I did a little thrifting and, stopping by a local antique and collectibles market, found some dirty items. It's been a while since I've had time to go on a hunt, so I was pretty happy with my small finds. Back at home I grabbed the Bar Keeper's Friend and went to town. In very little time they were almost back to their original, shining finishes.
The small sauteuse pan and square brass tray had certainly seen years of neglect. But at $12 for the pan and $3 for the tray I was more than willing to take the risk of them not coming clean.
Some Bar Keeper's Friend and a little elbow grease and the grime began to disappear instantly.
The brass tray came clean as well. The pan will clean up even more over time, use, and washing. I always clean the copper pots every time I use them, and never put them in the dishwasher.
I'm not sure where the tray will go, but the pot looks great joining the rest of my collection of copper. Even if I had to hang the lid on a different pot's handle.