Copper is an excellent heat conductor, and that allows
cookware to be heated quickly and evenly for cooking. However, copper cookware
tends to darken quite easily, and requires more care than a stainless steel
In a commercial kitchen, copper cookware should never be
cleaned in a dishwasher using harsh chemicals. This could shorten the life span
of the cookware, and might even corrode it.
Always use soapy water to clean the interior and exterior of
the cookware. Dry thoroughly to prevent water spots. Never use steel wool to
scrub the cookware.
To restore the shine on the cookware, use a specialised
copper cleaner to polish it.
Copper cookware should never be overheated to prevent brown
or blue stains. Try not to allow salt to have contact with the cookware to
prevent small pits from forming.