The authentic Mexican hammered copper sinks are all made of just one piece of a previously cut copper plate that is patiently hammered and heated in a wood fire until the desired shape is obtained and a brand new piece of copper art is out of the shop. But there is one more process that has to be applied to the copper sinks prior to its exhibition and sale in the market. The sinks are “patinated” so the surface will be protected against the elements, giving copper sinks its characteristic look.Many people asks about how to take care of these beautiful sinks, and many times they think it can be a daunting task, but that thought is too far from reality. Caring for these copper bowls is surprisingly easy and they are virtually maintenance free.
First of all a copper finish is a living finish and it never really stops changing in color. But the evolution of a copper finish is very slow and gradual thanks to the “patina”, and as it slowly ages your sink will become even more handsome and unique.For basic cleaning simply use a mild soap and water – other cleaners are not necessary, and gently clean the surface with a sponge or soft fabric. That’s all you need to do in order to keep your sink in good shape. Unless you want to maintain a shiny copper finish, do not use copper cleaners. Also do not use abrasive materials or harsh chemicals as chlorine or vinegar on any of these copper sinks because these chemicals can harm the surface of your sink.In short you don’t need much care to enjoy the living qualities of your beautiful hand hammered copper sink; a unique and functional work of art for your kitchen of bathroom.