Brass Polishing

Retinning For Your Copper Pots & Pans

When it comes to retinning kitchen related items, Metal Man Restoration does everything by hand. This requires years of quality experience.

Retinning is a process used in recoating food equipment. High quality, grade "A" tin is applied by a hand wipping method. Retinning is NSF & USDA approved and will not peel, crack or flake away. In many cases your food equipment outlasts its original coating. No need to discard it. Your copper cookware can be retinned in most cases for less than half the cost of replacement.

From totally cleaning your cookware of built-up grease and stuck-on foodstuffs, to heavily re-coating the tin, to polishing the entire pan so that it will look like new when it is returned to you. Each item receives the following: inspected, dents removed and minor repairs made. (major repairs cost extra with approval) expertly cleaned to remove rust, scale, grease, etc. (not necessary to pre-clean) Grade A virgin tin applied by hand method to insure performance equal to new.

We charge $6.00 per inch which includes retinning of the entire pot/pan or kitchen utensil, refinishing (polishing) the outside of the item and removal of any dents or dings in the item. Our tinning process is very intense and you can look below to see the process. Turnaround time can vary from 1 week all the way up to 5 week during our peak season (fall/winter). LISTED BELOW IS A RETINNING CALCULATOR WHICH WILL FIGURE THE COST OF YOUR COPPER POT OR PAN.

NOTE: TURN AROUND TIME ON RETINNING DURING THE MONTHS OF JANUARY AND MARCH ARE RESTRICTED BY THE WEATHER.   OUR TINNING STATION IS SETUP OUTSIDE (DUE TO EPA REGULATIONS) AND IF WE HAVE POOR WEATHER POTS MAY TAKE LONGER TO GET DONE.   

Our Process

  • First we inspect the pots when their arrive at our facility.
  • We proceed with an abrasive blasting of the inside of the pots to ensure removal of all the old tin and cooking grime (This is not done by most Metal Finshing companies that retin copper items).
  • Once the item has been abrasive blasted it is then inspected for any dings or dents which are repaired. Then we clean the item throughly to ensure that the flux and tin wil adhere to the item smoothly.
  • Now that the item has been throughly cleaned we proceed with tinning the copper item.
  • Once the item is tinned it is then brought over to our buffing facility to polish the item to a high shine.

Retinning Price Calculator

The calculator below is available to assist in measuring you copper pots or pans.

Copper Cookware Calculations

Measure from the rim, down the side, across the bottom, and up the other side to the nearest half inch. Multiply that total times $6.00. Measure rectangle and oval pots lengthwise. Measure lids straight across.

* For Retinning Copper Lids Please Measure The Diameter Of The Lid And Multiply By That Total By $2.25 *

Copper Cookware Calculator

Please input the diameter of your copper pot or pan and then please measure one side of the copper pot or pan.

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