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Cleaning Copper Cookware

I need some advice. How to clean copper pots and pans with cooked-on food. I have tried: Barkeeper's Friend, salt & vinegar, salt & lemon juice, Magic Erasers and cleanser, etc. but nothing has worked. These are very expensive restaurant copper pots but I can't let anyone see them because of all the 'crud' around the handles.
Nancy in Santee

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