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NEED MY TURKISH COFFEE POTS RETINNED

malocchio

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My beloved coffee has become bitter, traced the problem to my ibriks ( jezve / cesve ) .... Never really thought about it, but I probably have close to 100 batches on the 3 cup ( Espresso size " cups " ) and maybe 70 on the single cup, which also shows signs of detinning...This is , of course , normal.... Anyone know where I can get them retinned at a reasonable price ?? ...The alternative is to toss them in the recycling bin and invest in a pure silver lined pot, which comes with free resilvering service once per year : C2 Cezve / Turkish Coffee Pot - https://soy-turkiye.myshopify.com/products/cezve-turkish-coffee-pot-soy-c2-serves-2?variant=28262291723
 

malocchio

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They are narrow so this might be difficult.

My hat is tipped to this guy. Way too much for my 2 little pots, and the narrow necks that help produce the beautiful " crema " may be a problem. I don't like playing around with caustic chemicals either. Must saythough , if you have a big collection of pots this may be the way to go, copper pots are expensive.
 
All of my copper is at least 40 years old. Bought when I was thinking about going to the CIA in upstate NY. All have hand applied tin. I can still see the rag swirls in them after all these years.



 

malocchio

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Mick..... aren't the dark areas the copper revealing itself ?? .... Isn't cooking on raw copper poisonous ??
 

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Mick..... aren't the dark areas the copper revealing itself ?? .... Isn't cooking on raw copper poisonous ??
Just stain from use. I use the large saute for sauce bases.

I could rub a lemon on the tin and it would shine back up.
 

malocchio

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Well Mick...you gave me the answer.... Were the "copper " stains in my pots really copper bleed through ???.. A nice , gentle polishing with powdered Barkeeper's Friend revealed the truth, just dam coffee stains !...Came out like new !...Thanks Mick ! IMG_0002.JPG IMG_0004.JPG IMG_0005.JPG IMG_0006.JPG IMG_0008.JPG
 

TexLaw

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Well Mick...you gave me the answer.... Were the "copper " stains in my pots really copper bleed through ???.. A nice , gentle polishing with powdered Barkeeper's Friend revealed the truth, just dam coffee stains !...Came out like new !...Thanks Mick !
I'm very glad to hear that's all it was. It didn't make sense that 70-100 batches would take the tin off your pots. I didn't know if you had lousy ibriks or were putting some pretty funky stuff in there! :eek2: :lol:
 
I'm very glad to hear that's all it was. It didn't make sense that 70-100 batches would take the tin off your pots. I didn't know if you had lousy ibriks or were putting some pretty funky stuff in there! :eek2: :lol:
This stuff destroys coffee stains without wiping. Pour in hot water add powder, stir, wait, pour out.

 

malocchio

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I'm very glad to hear that's all it was. It didn't make sense that 70-100 batches would take the tin off your pots. I didn't know if you had lousy ibriks or were putting some pretty funky stuff in there! :eek2: :lol:
and I was thinking about just how strong my coffee is !!
 

TexLaw

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@malocchio, I wouldn't think that Cafiza would be a good idea for your grinder--that rice sounds like it should do the trick. I use Cafiza for cleaning my roaster and a few other things that I don't want dish soap on (such as wine decanters, wine glasses, demitasse cups for drinking espresso, coffee mugs, etc.) I just fill up one chamber of my sink (or a large pot if I don't want to occupy half the sink), add some of the powder (I'm afraid I don't really measure, but it's somewhere in the range of a tablespoon or two), and let the parts soak in there for a while. Rinsing with the sprayer usually gets everything spic & span, but I may need a little wiping (hardly scrubbing) for the very stubborn bits depending on how strong I make the solution and how long I let everything soak.

I would bet that your ibriks would clean up beautifully with a relatively short soak and, maybe, a quick wipe.

For something I don't want rattling around in a soaking pot (like the Riedel wine glasses), I pretty much dip them in there, wipe with a clean towel, rinse, and dry.

I'm also sure you don't need to use as much Cafiza as I do. In fact, I know that I don't need to use as much as I do. I just get carried away.
 

malocchio

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@malocchio, I wouldn't think that Cafiza would be a good idea for your grinder--that rice sounds like it should do the trick. I use Cafiza for cleaning my roaster and a few other things that I don't want dish soap on (such as wine decanters, wine glasses, demitasse cups for drinking espresso, coffee mugs, etc.) I just fill up one chamber of my sink (or a large pot if I don't want to occupy half the sink), add some of the powder (I'm afraid I don't really measure, but it's somewhere in the range of a tablespoon or two), and let the parts soak in there for a while. Rinsing with the sprayer usually gets everything spic & span, but I may need a little wiping (hardly scrubbing) for the very stubborn bits depending on how strong I make the solution and how long I let everything soak.

I would bet that your ibriks would clean up beautifully with a relatively short soak and, maybe, a quick wipe.

For something I don't want rattling around in a soaking pot (like the Riedel wine glasses), I pretty much dip them in there, wipe with a clean towel, rinse, and dry.

I'm also sure you don't need to use as much Cafiza as I do. In fact, I know that I don't need to use as much as I do. I just get carried away.
Good adivce... I had been using baking soda, vinegar , mild soap, but the Barkeeper's Friend also comes in a liquid , even less abrasive, I may try that one for the ibriks...The Minute rice is probably the safest for cleaning unreachable conical metal burrs.
 

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Think I have Cafiza, but in pill form.

It gets the espresso machine double boiler super clean - oils and stuff rise up out ...


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