- Joined Feb 6, 2011
Does anyone know if the acid in BKF is destructive to tin lining of copper pots?
Thanks in advance
Thanks in advance
Chefross, you mean to state that BKF doesn't scratch copper! Hmmmm, it seems to leave really fine scratches on my bathroom surfaces. Interesting.I use BKF on my French tin lined copper. It is not an abrasive but an anti-oxidant. It only attacks the carbon and leaves the copper shiny and new. I use a plastic scrub pad on the tin lining to get off hard stuck on food.
I understand what you are talking about. I use a small amount of BFK and a drop or 2 of water, then use my fingers to work it in. It does leave those small scratches that Kokopuffs talks about, but I have been using it for years and have not lost any of the tin from it.Where I see the most lost of the tin is from using whips and/or metal utensils when cooking. Also copper pans are not supposed to be used with high heat. The metals' ability to conduct heat is such that using a lower setting for a longer time is better than a high heat right off the bat.Thanks for the replies.
I have been using BKF for years on my French copper/stainless interior. I also have several French copper/tin interior pots and pans.
My question is specifically about the effect of BKF on the tin. It seems to leave interesting designs on the tin - almost like Damascus cladding on a Japanese knife.
To your collective knowledge - is this harmful to the tin or in some way shortens the life of the tin?
I'll bet that it's ROCKY MOUNTAIN RETINNING that you sent your utensils for retinning because that's who I used once. They do an outrageous job retinning. True artistes in the art of retinning....We have sent our copper to a guy in Colorado to be re-tinned twice in the past 14 years but the copper remains shiny and beautiful.