Use and Care (Copper cookware)
Before the first use carefully hand wash the pot with soapy water, rinse and dry well. Never overheat an empty pan. First use by bringing water to the boil. Always fill the pot with liquid or fat before putting directly over the flame or heat source. You are advised to stir or mix with a wooden or plastic spoon rather than metal so as not to scratch the tin-lining. Because copper is highly conductive and anti-adhesive material it is unlikely that food will stick to the bottom of the pot ,nevertheless if the inside of the pan gets burnt due to inattention immerse the pot in warm soapy water and leave to soak for hours until the mark will come away easily. Never use abrasive or chlorine base substances.
Rub with a soft cotton cloth frequently in order to bring back the polishing. In time copper oxidizes and gradually takes a darker antique like color. Many people like it. Though if you want to bring back the original brilliance use the traditional solution, damp a cloth in a vinegar and salt or lemon and salt solution and rub the copper pot or buy a cleaning product special for copper items.