2. Powerful cleaning agent for brass and copper
Mix salt, flour, and vinegar, and voila, you have got yourself a powerful cleaning substance for brass and copper items. All you have to do is to rub the paste into the metal and let everything sit for an hour before washing the salt mixture off with plenty of water. Once you dry your items with a soft cotton cloth everything will be shiny and look as good as new.
Keep in mind, however, that there are a few differences between brass and copper. While copper is a pure metal, brass is actually made of copper and zinc. The reason why both are popularly used for kitchen items is their anti-bacterial properties which make them particularly hygienic for preparing and storing food.