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Shine Bright: How To Clean Your Bronze Utensils To Look Like New
We all don't want our Bronze Utensils losing their shine and turning dull over time. Isn't it? While these timeless pieces are a staple in every Indian household, they require some extra care to keep them looking like new. In this blog post, we'll share some simple yet effective tips that will help you maintain the sheen of your Kansawala bronze utensils and make them sparkle for years. So, let's start and learn how to keep those kitchen treasures shining bright!
Introduction to Kansawala Bronze Utensils
Bronze utensils are a type of traditional Indian metalwork. Kansawala specializes in manufacturing high-quality Kansa kitchen utensils that serve the purpose of every house's dining space. They are made from an alloy of 78% Copper and 22% Tin. The metal is cast into shape, then worked by hand to create intricate designs. For the last six decades, our artisans have been handcrafting the Kansa utensils. Read our blog "From Forgotten to Renowned: Why Kansa Metal is Making a Comeback" to understand the value of this unique metal in kitchens.
At Kansawala, we have various Kansa utensils like Kansa Dinner sets, Kansa Serving ware, Kansa Glass, Kansa Cutlery sets, and much more. Our elegant pieces indeed enhance the tablespace of your home, but at the same time to maintain their shine and charm, extra care is needed. With little maintenance, our Kansa utensils will be a partner to your lifetime! Now, why do you need additional care? Let us discuss this.
Why Is it Important To Clean and Maintain Kansa Utensils?
Hygiene: Cleaning removes food residues, bacteria, and other contaminants that can accumulate on the utensil's surface. It helps to prevent the growth of harmful bacteria and ensures hygiene while serving food.
Preservation of Taste and Aroma: Kansa utensils have natural properties that can enhance the taste and aroma of food. Regular cleaning helps to maintain these properties by preventing the accumulation of residues or flavors from previous serving sessions.
Prevention of Tarnish and Oxidation: Bronze is susceptible to tarnish and oxidation when exposed to air and moisture. Cleaning and maintaining Kansa utensils help to remove tarnishes and prevent further oxidation, keeping the utensils in good condition.
Durability: Regular cleaning, drying, and storage in a dry place helps to prevent corrosion, rust, and other forms of damage. By taking care of your Kansa utensils, you can enjoy their benefits for longer.
Health Benefits: Kansa utensils are known for their alkaline properties, which can help balance the pH levels of food and aid digestion. By keeping Kansa utensils clean and well-maintained, you can ensure they retain these properties and continue providing potential health benefits. Read about its health benefits in our blog "5 Surprising Health Benefits of Using Kansa Utensils in Your Kitchen."
Remember, each set of Kansa utensils may have specific care instructions, so it's a good idea to refer to any manufacturer guidelines or recommendations for cleaning and maintenance.
Step-By-Step Guide On How To Clean Kansawala Bronze Utensils
Cleaning bronze utensils requires a gentle approach to avoid damaging their surface. Here are some steps you can follow to clean your bronze utensils:
Gather Your Supplies: You'll need mild dish soap, warm water, a sponge, a non-abrasive brush, a toothbrush, baking soda, lemon juice or vinegar, and a soft, dry cloth.
Rinse The Utensils: Start by rinsing the bronze utensils with warm water to remove any loose dirt or debris.
Prepare A Cleaning Solution: Fill a basin or sink with warm water and add mild dish soap. Mix it well to create a soapy solution. Avoid using other harsh or abrasive cleaners that can damage the bronze.
Clean The Utensils: Dip the sponge into the soapy water and gently wipe the bronze utensils, paying attention to any areas with tarnish or stains. Use a non-abrasive brush or toothbrush for hard-to-reach crevices or intricate designs.
Remove Tarnish: For stubborn tarnish or discoloration on bronze utensils, make a paste by combining baking soda with a small quantity of lemon juice or vinegar. Apply the paste to the affected areas and allow it to sit for a few minutes. Then, use a soft brush or toothbrush to gently scrub the area.
Rinse Thoroughly: After cleaning, rinse the utensils with warm water to remove any soap residue.
Dry The Utensils: Use a soft towel to dry the bronze utensils carefully. Make sure to dry them thoroughly to prevent water spots or tarnish.
Apply A Protective Coating (Optional): If you want to help prevent tarnishing, you can apply a thin layer of beeswax or a specialized bronze polish to the utensils. Follow the product instructions for the specific coating you choose.
Store Properly: Once the utensils are dry and coated (if desired), store them in a clean and dry place. Avoid stacking them directly on each other, as this can cause scratching.
Remember, bronze develops a natural patina over time, which can add character to the utensils. However, if you prefer to maintain the original shine, regular cleaning, and gentle polishing can help.
Bring Back The Luster Of Bronze Utensils
Keeping your Kansawala bronze utensils looking new does not have to be complicated. With the tips in this article, you can easily maintain their shine and ensure they look as good as the day you bought them. By following these simple steps, your bronze utensils will be able to last for many more years of use without ever having to worry about tarnishing or dulling over time. So take care of your Kansawala Utensils, and they'll take care of you!