Catsup Cleaner – Who Knew?
Catsup cleans brass, and copper, and silver. Our ancestors may have known this secret and used it all along. I have noticed how clean my pots look after cooking tomatoes. It is because of the acid in them. Add the vinegar with its acetic acid and it takes tarnish right off.
So the next time you have a tarnished copper pot, tarnished silverware, or even a tarnished penny, try a little catsup.
Cover the area with ketchup and allow it to sit for ten minutes. Rinse clean, then rub with a soft cloth for a shine. If its really a stubborn stain, use a pinch of salt with the catsup as a scrub.
Caution not to leave on too long, as it could damage the finish.