The Ultimate Metal Cleaning Tips Quiz
by Staff
Don't let the fear of tarnish stop you from buying a gorgeous copper kettle. To keep metals shiny and new looking, use some old fashioned cleaning methods. Take this quiz to see how sparkling your knowledge of cleaning metal is.

What do most people think about cleaning metal?

  • easy to clean
  • hard to clean
  • neither answer

What salad dressing ingredient may be used to clean copper-bottomed pans?

  • vinegar
  • oil
  • lemon

To clean copper-bottomed pans, what do you use with the vinegar?

  • salt
  • baking soda
  • baking powder

If the first application of vinegar and salt does not remove the tarnish, what should you do?

  • Repeat the cleaning process.
  • Buy a commercial copper cleaner.
  • Buy a new pot.

What fruit may be used to clean copper and brass items?

  • lemon
  • orange
  • kiwi

To clean copper and brass items, what do you use with the lemon?

  • borax powder
  • cornstarch
  • salt

What items may be made from copper and brass?

  • faucets
  • grandma's old tea kettle
  • both answers

When using lit candles, what may ruin the mood?

  • dripping wax
  • crying baby
  • food poisoning

How may you remove wax drips from your silver candlesticks?

  • freeze wax
  • melt wax
  • pour vinegar on wax

How may you remove stubborn wax?

  • use a fingernail
  • cover with soft cloth
  • both answers

What is that ugly ring around your faucet?

  • calcium buildup
  • dirt
  • mildew

What juice will remove the calcium buildup from bathroom surfaces?

  • lemon
  • orange
  • grapefruit

What other fruit product may be used to remove water stains caused by calcium?

  • lemon remnants
  • lemon seeds
  • lemon peel

What bathroom product may sparkle your silver?

  • toothpaste
  • shampoo
  • conditioner

To polish silver, what type of toothpaste should you use?

  • white toothpaste
  • gel toothpaste
  • it does not matter

When do most people use their silver place settings?

  • special occasions
  • everyday
  • neither answer

What are copper pots known for?

  • heat conductivity
  • easy to maintain
  • both answers

How does the cost of copper compare to other metals?

  • less expensive
  • about the same
  • more expensive

What may be every green-cleaner's best friend?

  • lemons
  • grapefruit
  • pineapple

What kind of mood may lit candles evoke?

  • dreamy
  • serious
  • hilarious