Maintenance of Copper Products

by Miku Kaneda June 10, 2020 2 min read

Maintenance of Copper Products

Copper Tamagoyaki Omelette Pans will enable you to make a fluffy Tamagoyaki easily even at home as professionals do.

However, there are some points you should know; otherwise copper products, unlike Teflon coated pans, will cause ingredients to be burnt or sticky.

We would like to show you how to use Copper Tamagoyaki Pans and their maintenance.

When the Egg Sticks to the Pan

One of the most common reasons for egg sticking to the pan is because the pan isn’t oiled enough.

One of the most common reasons for egg sticking to the pan is because the pan isn’t oiled enough. Copper pans must be oiled well before cooking, the same as iron or aluminum pans.

Also, temperature gap between the pan and egg can cause heat adhesion and protein denaturation so that the egg end up sticking to the pan. Make sure to take the eggs out of the refrigerator at least 30 to 60 mins before cooking.

It’s easy and simple how to oil the pan. Just apply oil evenly to the pan and heat it up over high heat. Prior to first use, wash them with a detergent and sponge and rinse well before oiling.

What is more important is “maintenance after each use” ― wash the pan in the water, heat it to evaporate the water, and apply oil. You don’t need to use detergent; otherwise, accumulated oil layer will be washed off. This simple but important process will maintain the pan in good condition.

When the Pan Gets Burnt

The surface of copper products is likely to oxidize and discolor over time.

When you keep using copper pans with oil stains or dirt left, the stains will gradually and eventually be burnt. Those stains won’t stand out on iron pans, but they do on copper pans which have bright bronze color.

Also, the surface of copper products is likely to oxidize and discolor over time. Although this is harmless, providing regular maintenance would be good.

However, scrubbing them with steel scourer must be avoided, which can make scratches on the pan and cause corrosion from the scratches.

For copper products maintenance, it is recommended to use polishing materials exclusively for copper products.

Polishing Materials Exclusively for Copper Products

Polishing Materials Exclusively for Copper Products

It’s so simple. Just wipe and polish the pan with cloth and polishing material. Thoroughly washed wine corks are good for polishing copper pans.

You can see how clean and shiny the copper pan will be when polished as below.

If the stains are persistent, you can use sandpaper to remove them. However, make sure to use polishing materials for finishing.

If the stains are persistent, you can use sandpaper to remove them. However, make sure to use polishing materials for finishing.

It is normal for kitchen tools to get stained, burnt or discolored over time to some extent. Even some professionals don’t really care because they regard them as allure of copper products. So, you don’t need to be worried too much about them.

However, it still could be a good idea to have some polishing material in case it is needed.

Miku Kaneda
Miku Kaneda



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