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Learning About Fire Prevention, Causes and Educating Kids

We all live our lives day to day thinking that nothing bad will happen. We never think that we will be the ones dealing with the cleanup of a house fire. Unfortunately, there are many, many families that suffer the impact of house fires each year. Last year, a close friend of mine was a victim of a house fire and since then, my life has been different. I have spent many hours researching fire prevention, causes, and teaching children about fire prevention and what to do in the case of a fire. It is my hope that my research can help those of you concerned about house fires make the necessary changes in your home and teach your kids what they need to know about fire.



Learning About Fire Prevention, Causes and Educating Kids

The Green Way to Clean Your Copper Pans

by Pedro Taylor

Copper pans are beautiful and luxurious. Whether you are using them to cook with or for a decorative addition to your kitchen, you won't be disappointed in these pans. They have a good thermal connectivity, so food cooks evenly in them. The beautiful coloring of copper pans can give your kitchen a great rustic look when hanging from a ceiling pot rack or on the walls. Copper pans need to be cleaned and scrubbed to keep them looking like new. See below for tips on how to clean your copper pans the green way.

Here's What You'll Need:

  • Table salt
  • White vinegar
  • Scouring pad
  • Water

Cleaning Instructions:

  1. Sprinkle table salt on the surface of the copper pan. 
  2. Pour or spray (using a spray bottle) white vinegar onto the salt. You'll begin to see a reaction between the salt and the vinegar right away. Don't worry about the color change, it just means that the reaction is working.
  3. Next, use your scouring pad to work the vinegar around the salt. Continue sprinkling salt and vinegar around the pan until the entire pan is covered in the mixture.
  4. Scour the entire pan until it is sparkling clean. 
  5. Rinse the vinegar and salt off of the pan using clean water. Dry the pan thoroughly and either hang it up or use it to cook with.
  6. Repeat this process after cooking with your pans each time to keep them looking like new.

You can also clean your copper pots and pans using ketchup (or another tomato-based item like tomato juice) if you don't have any vinegar. Scour your pan with the ketchup and your scouring pad to get the same results. The ketchup has vinegar in it, so it will give you the same results—it's just a little messier to clean with. Rinse the pan thoroughly with clean water and dry completely.

Copper pans cook food evenly; however, copper can sometimes give food a metallic taste if it doesn't have a stainless or tin lining. If you don't want that metallic taste in your food, look for pans with a lining but with a copper bottom or copper on the outside. You can still clean the pans the same way as above. Just be sure to always dry your pans thoroughly, as water left on the pan can cause the copper to tarnish (which is hard to get off). 

Enjoy your copper pans and take good care of them. If you are currently searching for these additions to your kitchenware, look for copper pans for sale online.