Fabulous polish for copper pots and brass candlesticks!
I stumbled onto Met-All for Copper and Brass quite by accident a few years ago. Then it was no longer stocked at any of my local hardware stores. I searched and found the product at Sky Geek for less than I was paying locally! This polish is fabulous! I am a good cook and often use heavy, tin-lined copper pots. After each use, I give the pots a quick wash with Wright's Copper Cream, which keeps them looking good, but every so often I give my pots a beauty treatment with Met-All. Instead of the rosy-pink buff I get with Wright's, I get a mirror shine! Now I understand how those now dark green/black copper "mirrors" from Egyptian times could actually serve as mirrors. (But what the Egyptians did without Met-All, I don't know.) A polishing with Met-All also lasts a long time.
ProsThe mirror shine it imparts without a lot of effort. (The amount of effort you have to expend depends on how tarnished the item was to begin with.)
The fact that the shine lasts a long time.
ConsThere are no negatives I know of.
Some other products, e.g, pastes, might be good to use as a first pass for large, badly tarnished items.