Brass, also known as Peetal in India, as the term sounds more ancient, but its wonderful properties and health benefits create a keen interest in the subject. This metal is a primary component of copper and zinc, both of which have a different approach to the human body. Since cooking at home is a little fussier than ordering a pizza nowadays, but to benefit those who are more attentive towards their health, we have more facts about it. First, there are general health issues that sound more common to us these days, but were quite rare a few decades ago, such as:

  • Easy fullness during meals
  • Bloating, acidity, and burning
  • Stomach ache, indigestion, and Dyspepsia
  • Gallbladder disorders
  • Pancreatic ulcers
  • Heartburn, GERD, etc.

Using brass utensils is not the ultimate solution to rid of every problem, however, taking it as a major health aid and combining it with other measures will definitely be able to reduce the risk. So, with this blog, let us begin our journey of a healthy lifestyle together and learn more about brassware

Benefits Of Using Brassware


Based on its usage and life, every brass utensil you buy is extraordinary as it is there in your kitchen for a lifetime. Kalahi is a procedure, in which tin is coated on brass utensils after making them, thereby preserving it from oxidation and enhancing its shelf life. Copper, stainless steel, and nonstick cookware claim to have a sustainable life, however, their rigorous use increases their top layer and spoils the food by releasing toxins when it comes in contact with heat. This is majorly why it is always advised to not use copperware for cooking meals and it is a perfect metal only if you use it to store drinking water.


What we receive from nature goes well off in nature just like humans. The artificial, chemical-based process that is used for making utensils makes it difficult to dispose of. On the other hand, similar to all natural materials, brass also takes a long time to decompose, however, unlike most synthetic materials that take hundreds of years to finally break down, it has no dangerous effects on the environment while it waits to decompose naturally.


Brass utensils do not have nearly as many drawbacks as utensils of other metals do when cooking. You can use brass for all types of cooking methods, including as basic as boiling water for tea or coffee, or as complex as baking.

Fine Quality

Brass has been in use for centuries because of its medicinal properties that help in curing various diseases, digestion, and many more health benefits.

Easy To Clean

Brassware is quite easy to clean as it does not absorb flavors or odors like other types of cookware do. This is what makes it perfect for preparing relishing dishes without having them take over your equipment.

Benefits Of Cooking In  Brass Utensils

  • In ancient times, all types of food were prepared in brass vessels in traditional kitchens.
  • Brass generates enough melanin to be mixed with food. Melanin is of immense importance when it comes to skin health as it protects us against harmful UV radiation.
  • It is believed that consuming meals prepared in brass utensils or drinking water stored in a brass water jug helps in treating respiratory diseases like asthma. 
  • Food prepared in brass releases natural oils that improve the taste of the dish, thereby adding extra flavor to your food.
  • Cooking with brass vessels releases zinc into the food which helps in boosting hemoglobin count and purifying blood.
  • Store drinking water in a brass water jug overnight and drink it first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. Doing this will boost your immune as well as the digestive system.

How To Clean Your Brassware

  • Apply Olive Oil And Wash It With A Rugged Cloth 
  • While olive oil is an extraordinary shine-bestowing material, it significantly helps in cleaning brassware. The easiest way to clean the little spots or marks of brass is by applying olive oil. Apply a thin layer of olive oil on the surface and then wash it with a rugged cloth. 

  • Use Clear Ketchup Or Tabasco Sauce On Brass For Hours Before Cleaning With Water
  • Due to high quantities of vinegar mixed with tomato and spices, ketchup is known as one of the most effective brass cleaners. You can use tomato ketchup or Tabasco sauce to do the job. Apply a thin layer on your brass utensils, and let them sit for a couple of hours. Wash away the layer with lukewarm water and see the magic. The ketchup is usually more than enough to get back the shine on your brassware. You can do this process if the marks are not completely washed off the first time.

  • While Vinegar
  • When combined with crumbs of salt, the vinegar reacts remarkably with the tarnish and rubs it off within minutes. It is one of the quickest ways to turn your brass items into royal decor items in your kitchen. Add one cup of flour and one tablespoon of salt to prepare your mixture. Now, apply this mixture to your utensils and rub it off with water after some time, and viola, your brassware is as good as new.

  • Lemon And Salt
  • There are two ways in which you can use salt and lemon together to clean brass items. In the first method, add a tablespoon of salt and lemon juice to warm water. Stir the solution properly till you see it dissolved. Then soak your utensils in this solution till you observe stains being drawn out. Once you do this, wash off your brass items with clean water.

    In the second method, take a piece of lemon with sprinkled salt on its juicy side. Rub the lemon directly on the utensils. The salt will act as a scrubbing agent in this procedure, thereby giving you instant results by brushing away the tarnish

    Summing Up!

    Now that you know every detail about brassware, its benefits, and how to clean it to keep them in the best condition, it is time to buy the perfect brass dinner set at Indian Art Villa and add something classy to your kitchen. We offer the best quality brassware with different patterns and designs at budget-friendly prices. So, next time you have guests coming over, impress them not only with your cooking skills but the way you serve the delicious food in your brand-new brass dinner set.

    Virendra Taluka is the founder of Indian Art Villa, a company that specializes in copperware, brassware & bronzeware kitchenware, home decor and spiritual items. With over 35 years' experience in the industry, Virendra has dedicated his career to preserving the rich cultural heritage of India through his work. With a team of skilled artisans, he started producing high-quality brass utensils, copper utensils, and other household items that quickly gained popularity across the country.

    Author: Virendra Taluka
    November 16, 2022