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).
Wash your new coffee maker in warm water with a mild soap or dish detergent.
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!
Non abrasive pad or sponge is the best.
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.
HOW USE YOUR TURKISH COFFEE
little care, your grinder can provide you with many years of service and
pleasure. Here are some guidelines that might help you:
Take off the lid on top (if it is tight, use a twisting motion and pull it out. Do
not use any pliers or metal objects to pry it out. This also applies to the
bottom canister). Fitting will get better with use over time.
Take out the handle for the grinder, which is
folded inside the upper hopper.
Never use your grinder empty. This can damage the
You should not wash your coffee grinder. However, if you
must, make sure to dry it thoroughly to prevent any rusting.
Never use steel wool or abrasive pads to clean your
You may use the
commercially available cleaning materials for brass to clean the outside.
TO USE YOUR GRINDER
Place your coffee
beans into the hopper and
close the lid.
Unfold and attach the handle to the rod in the
center of the grinder.
Make sure to have some coffee
or spices in the hopper before you start turning the handle.
Turn the handle clockwise and hold it below
your hand/wrist so that you are pushing down on it while turning the handle –
this will make sure that the handle does not come off (unlike the smaller
grinders that are made for spices, the 5.5 inch handle on this grinder does not
attach to the mill in order to have the maximum length and strength - the
longer the handle; lesser the force required to turn it – since it is
specifically designed for roasted coffee beans which are very hard). The handle
conveniently folds in half for easy storage in the upper hopper.
On your first use, it will take several turns before it
starts to grind; because the burrs are empty.
Adjust the coarseness by the
screw/bolt at the bottom only when it is empty. The screw on the side of the grinder is
to stabilize the burs in the hopper. It should be tightened but not too tight.
Attach the bottom canister to the grinder to collect your