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How to Cure a Copper Caso

A copper caso is a large cooper pot used to cook alkaline foods such as meat, pasta and high-sugar foods. Acidic foods such as fruits, tomatoes, salad dressings and vinegar containing foods should not be cooked in a copper caso due to the toxic chemical reaction between the copper and the acid in the food. Cure a copper caso before the first usage and after each cooking session with a coating of vegetable oil.

Cure a copper caso with a thin coat of vegetable oil.

Step 1

Cut a lemon into 1/4-inch slices. Sprinkle baking soda over the slice.

Step 2

Rub the lemon and baking soda over the cooking surface of the copper caso.

Step 3

Rinse the copper caso with warm water and dry.

Step 4

Dip the corner of a cloth in vegetable oil. Rub the cloth over the cooking surface of the copper caso. Store for future use.

Things You Will Need

  • Lemon
  • Sharp knife
  • Baking soda
  • Water
  • Soft cloth
  • Vegetable oil

About the Author

Kim Blakesley is a home remodeling business owner, former art/business teacher and school principal. She began her writing and photography career in 2008. Blakesley's education, fine arts, remodeling, green living, and arts and crafts articles have appeared on numerous websites, including DeWalt Tools, as well as in "Farm Journal" and "Pro Farmer."

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