International Styles

Care of Tin Ware

Care of Tinned Ware

Tinned ware must not be scratched so that the steel foundation becomes exposed. Rusting will surely follow. Therefore, metal spoons should not be used with a tinned utensil, or wire rings or other sharp metal scrapers for cleaning it. Hot soapy water should be used in washing it, or, if it is very dirty it may be boiled in a weak solution of washing soda. It may be polished with whiting.

Tinned ware should not be subjected to a high temperature such as that used in frying foods, or even placed on the stove to dry, because tin melts more easily than iron or aluminum.

Hot acids react on tin, therefore foods containing acids, as tomatoes, pineapples, etc., should not be cooked in tinned ware vessels.

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