Tarnish is common with copper mugs. It is a natural sign that the copper is pure. That is why a coating of lacquer is applied to the outside of the copper mugs because it helps prevent tarnish. You still need to clean them, though.
To start cleaning your copper mug after it has been used, wash it with few chemicals and mostly water. Dry it right away when you’re done.
Eventually, you are going to get tarnish on your copper mug. You may want to leave it there if you like the look. But if you don’t like the look, then follow these instructions to remove it.
For starters, you can use a polisher and cleanser called Bar Keeps Friend. It only costs between $2 and $10 for various sizes of it. However, if you want to save the most money, you can clean the mug with a simple mixture of 1 tbsp of table salt and ½ cup of white vinegar. Make sure the salt is totally dissolved. Now use a cotton cloth and dip it into the mixture. Now rub the moist cloth area over the tarnish of the mug. After it is gone, rinse the mug under warm water and then immediately dry the mug completely. Use another dry cloth to add polish to the mug.
Another affordable cleaning method is 0.50 tbsp of salt and 0.25 cup of lime juice or lemon juice. Mix these ingredients together so that the salt is totally liquefied.
Like in the other method, use a cloth to rub this solution onto the tarnish until it is gone. Rinse, dry and polish like mentioned previously.
Traditional cleaning methods in the past have included adding salt and vinegar to a pot of boiling water.
Another old method was using ketchup too. Both of these old methods should be avoided. The best way to clean tarnish away is to use white vinegar and salt.
If you have questions about any of these cleaning methods mentioned above, let us know and we will get back to you right away. If the mug has a problem itself, then do not worry because you still have a manufacturer’s warranty that covers any defects with the mug. Problems like a loose handle or any other flaws can be resolved under warranty. Just ship the mug back to us and we will send you a replacement mug at no additional cost.