How To Make Copper and Brass Cleaner

Copper pots and pans in the kitchen

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Use these easy instructions to combine common household ingredients to make your own copper, brass, and bronze cleaner. It only takes minutes.


  • 1/2 c flour
  • 1/2 c salt
  • 1/2 c powdered detergent
  • 3/4 c white vinegar
  • 1/4 c lemon juice
  • 1/2 c very warm water
  • bowl
  • spoon
  • measuring cups
  • quart jar with lid


  1. Mix all of the dry ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Stir in the liquid ingredients. Mix well.
  3. Transfer the cleaning mixture to a glass jar. Close the jar tightly and label it.
  4. To use the cleaner, shake a small amount onto a cloth and rub it into the surface of the copper, brass, or bronze object. Use a toothbrush for hard-to-reach areas. Rinse with water and rub dry with a clean cloth.