Brass Utensils: Benefits, Precaution, Cleaning instructions and Kitchen Revamp Ideas
Metal Utensils are popular in India since ancient times. Copper, Brass and Bronze Utensils are known to have ayurvedic importance. According to Ayurveda these metals are a great cure for several diseases like anaemia, diarrhea, inflammation, etc. Hence even today it is a common practice to use Brass and copper utensils in India. Brass is used for cooking, serving and eating food from it and even storing water for drinking. Pital metal in english is known as Brass.
Brass is an alloy that is yellow in colour and it is a mixture of two metals: Copper and Zinc. It Comprises of 70% Copper and 30% Zinc. It is known as Pital in Hindi
Copper and zinc have their own properties that fight to cure certain diseases in human body and Brass is a good source to acquire the benefits of both these metals.
7 Health benefits of using Brass Utensils:
1. Brass Produces melanin for healthy hair and skin
2. Drinking water stored in Brass vessel Increases strength and immunity
3. Eating food from a brass vessel Prevents abdominal infections
4. When food is cooked in a brass utensils natural oil gets released that adds unique flavour and taste to the food.
5. As zinc is present in Brass, it helps Purifies the blood
6. Zinc is also known to Sharpen the memory of your brain hence consuming water or food from a brass vessel sharpens the memory.
7. Consuming food or water from a brass vessel helps in curing respiratory diseases like cough and asthma.
Precautions to be taken:
1. Sour or acidic food should not be cooked or stored in Brass utensils
2. Tin coating (kalai) should be done inside the brass vessels that are used for cooking
3. Brass turns green with time as it reacts with oxygen in outer atmosphere hence brass utensils should be kept cleaned
How to clean Brass Utensils:
Brass is a mixture of copper and zinc metals. So after a period of time Brass reacts with open air or oxygen and generally gets oxidized or tarnishes and might turn black or green. Here are some ways that might help you to maintain Brass products well.
1. Pitambari Powder is the best and traditional way to clean the brass items.
2.Vinegar with a combination of Salt can be applied and cleaned or otherwise the brass product that is to be cleaned can be immersed in a solution of Vinegar and salt in boiling water.
3.Lemon and salt mixed together can be rubbed to clean the product and salt can also be replaced with Baking Soda.
List of Brass Utensils to revamp your Kitchen:
A Delightful way to enjoy your complete Indian Meal in this beautiful Brass Dinner Set. Pure Brass dinner set in 6 pieces including 1 Plate/Thali, 3 Bowls, 1 glass and 1 spoon.
2. Brass Plate:
Pure Brass Plate with perfect space and raised borders. It can be used to serve appetisers, curry, rice, etc. Eating food from this Pure brass Plate would be highly health beneficial.
3. Brass Pot:
Pure Brass Water Pot in round shape with hammered design. Water stored in a brass vessel increases strength and immunity. It increases haemoglobin count, and improves the general condition of your skin.
Brass Tumbler is a traditional item with good health benefits Brass metal provides. The product is handcrafted with engraved design inside it. It can be used to drink water in it on daily basis.
High quality Brass Pressure Cooker with kalai- tinned inside. Kalai inside the Brass Cooker prevents the acidic reaction of food with Brass metal and makes it perfect to use it on a gas stove.
Pure Brass Kadai is tin plated from inside. Pure brass handles are attached to the Kadai for easy handling and carrying. Brass kadai is moulded in heavy gauge thick brass metal. It is a deep vessel which makes it easy to cook, stir or fry any type of food in it.
7. Brass Storage Box :
Brass Masala storage box comes with 7 set boxes and a brass spoon. These spice boxes inside will coated with Tin otherwise called as Kalai coating. This is a multi purpose storage box to store spices, mouth fresheners that can be placed on the dining table etc.essential for every kitchen
Pure Brass Cup saucer with Kalai (tinned inside). Tin Plating inside the brass cup prevents the Brass metal from oxidizing. It ensures easy cleaning and maintaining of the Brass Cup. As Brass is a thick metal, your beverage inside the cup stays hot for a longer time.
Brass Bowl comes with an open-feathered engraved Peacock and floral design over it. This product along with the spoon is packed and delivered inside a red colored gift box. Ideal to be used for serving fruits, dry fruits, mouth fresheners, etc.
Plain Brass Tope, also known as Brass patila is tin plated from inside
Brass Patila Comes with Stainless Steel Lid to cover the top.
Brass Kalai Tope retains heat which makes the food stay hot for a longer time.
Brass Patila has slight round sides and flat base for easy stirring, better visibility and easy removal of food.
Brass is a good conductor of heat, hence a Brass utensil will take less time for preparing your food when compared to other metal utensils.
Utensils made up of Brass are easy to clean compared to other metal utensils.