Tartaric Acid to Clean Brass, Silver, and Copper

To clean brass, silver, and copper, mix 1 teaspoon tartaric acid with 5 pints of warm water and a few drops of dish soap. Stir till tartaric acid dissolves. Use plastic gloves to protect your hands. Immerse items 2-5 minutes. Tartaric acid can be found in the spice department of grocery stores or you may have some in your own cupboard!


By Monica from Cortez, CO

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December 2, 20100 found this helpful

Is tartaric acid the same as cream of tartar? I've never seen tartaric acid in the spice dept of my grocery store.

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July 7, 20180 found this helpful

It is with baking products

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August 30, 20190 found this helpful

No it is not. Tartaric acid is an acid, used to acidify wine during the winemaking process, it dissolves. Cream of tartar is potassium bitartrate, a different compound used to cold stabilize white wines during the winemaking process by precipitating potassium tartrate out of solution.


Cream of tartar does not dissolve in solution, and will not alter pH of solution.

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December 3, 20100 found this helpful

I am thinking the same thing SavingGrace. I googled it and it said a form of it is cream of tartar but I don't know if you could use it as Duckie-do said.

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