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HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR COPPER TURKISH COFFEE POT

With little care, your coffee maker will provide you with many years of service and pleasure. Your coffee maker is made with copper which is the choice of the gourmet professionals for cooking. It is considered the finest practical conductor of heat. It’s primary advantage is that it requires only low to moderate heat to obtain the best results. This is why the copper is the perfect material to use for Turkish coffee pots. It is lined with tin which is the most commonly preferred choice for copper cookware (tin is the silver colored metal inside your pot).

BEFORE USING

Wash your new coffee maker in warm water with a mild soap or dish detergent.

ESSENTIAL PRECAUTIONS

Never place your coffee pot in a dishwasher.

Never boil your pot dry.

Never use metallic utensils to stir your coffee. Use only wood or plastic spoons.

Never use steel wool or abrasive pads that could scratch your coffee pot.

You can use the commercially available cleaning materials for copper or tin to clean your coffee pot if you need to, but remember it’s OK to let your pot turn dark. It adds character!

Outside:

Non abrasive pad or sponge is the best.

Inside:

Tin is a soft metal and should be cleaned with a dishcloth or sponge only. Never use abrasive cleaning materials like scouring pads or metal scrapers on your coffee pot.

Rinse thoroughly after washing and dry to avoid spotting.

It is best to rinse it right after use so that residual coffee grinds don’t dry and harden.

Eventually, it will need to be re-lined at a tinsmith. We recommend Atlantic Retinning and Metal Refinishing in Oakhurst, New Jersey (Telephone: 732 - 531-1221). You can visit their web site for additional information on how to take care of your copper product.