Tin Coating (kalai)

What is tin Coating

The process of lining brass cookware with silver lining (tin) on the inside is called tin coating or kalai in hindi. It makes brass cookware safe for sour foods, and also adds flavour to the food.

How often does it have to be retinned ?

It completely depends on the utility. If you are ccoking in it daily it may last for 3 months, and if you are cooking in it once a while it may last for as long as 1 year also.

Things to know before you start using tin coated utensils?

Do not leave it on the flame without any content, it may lead tin to melt and evaporate.
Get it retinned as soon as you see the layer of brass/ copper visible.

Where can you get the ritinning done abroad.

If you are in a country that sees utility of brass and copper pans, so it should be easy to find a service of retinning. There are alot of websites that offer the service of retinning. one of the website that we came across in the USA is



City/Village Name Contact
Andheri East, mumbai Sharif 8108319873, 9152378408
Kiran Building, Chembur West, Mumbai S ramakrishnas High speed lacquering 9821418929
Mazagaon Post office, Mumabi Kalaiwala Enterprises 9820685207
Khar west, Mumbai Sameer kalaiwala 986-7958939
Home goods store, Mumbai Kalaiwala Arun kokane 9930357588
Tejpal scheme road number 3, Vishnu Prasad society, Navpada, Vile parked east, Mumbai Kalaiwala Building Contact not available
Tejpal scheme road number 3, Vishnu Prasad society, Navpada, Vile parked east, Mumbai Mumbai Kalaiwala 9619226152
966, Honaji Bala path, Budwar Peth, Pune Sonavane Kalaiwale Contact not available
Near Satatoti police chouki, Kasba Peth, Pune Pawar Kalaiwale 8380951375


City/Village Name Contact
Gouron ka Chowk, Jodhpur Manish metals 8048805221


City/Village Name Contact
A ST. Road, Sulthangunta, Shivaji Nagar, Bengaluru Wajid, Opposite to Indira Canteen 92 9341129098
Ulsoor. Exact place is next to Anjenaya temple opposite to Ulsoor market. A local Thathera, does not have a shop name, but a definite place. -
14-A, GROUND FLOOR, DATTURI RAMANNA GALLI, S.P ROAD CROSS, Bengaluru Kalai Metals 8884584599
Vankudre Market, Bhande Bazar Kalai, Gulbarga, Karnataka Royal I.S. METAL 9980386927
52, 4th Cross Rd, Malleshwaram, Bengaluru Lewis Metals 7829655623
KALAI GALLI, Chakkar Katta, Maktampuram, Gulbarga, Karnataka This is the hub of metal and kalai workers in Gulbarga, Karnataka. 9480161063

Andhra Pradesh

City/Village Name Contact
Afzalgunj, Old City, CharMinar Market This is a very old market in the Andhra State and is a hub of the metal workers and the kalaiwale. Mohammad Saleem, Kalaiwala
15-1-613 Shah Complex, Cross Road, Begum Bazar Hyderabad Star Handicrafts 9985856393
Shop No. 22-6-683, Etebar Chowk, CharMinar Hyderabad CharMinar Metal House 8801103925
Afjalgunj, Main Road, Hyderabad R.N Metals 9014982787


City/Village Name Contact
Gole Market, Ghanta Ghar, Ghaziabad Taneja Bartan Bhandar 9152290592, The owner mentioned that he has some contacts of Kalaiwale which are currently in his shop so he will be able to provide us with those contacts after lockdown.
39/1, Rashid Market, Khureji Khas, Delhi Shiv Shakti Bartan Bhandar 9999286605
Shop No. 1-D/31, New industrial township 1-Faridabad NIT Guru kripa Bartan bhandar 9999858862
Old Relway Road,Sadar Bazar, Gurgaon Gogia Metals 9811323287
D-2/13, MAIN ROAD, Model Town-3, Delhi Bihari Bartan Bhandar 9871267272
Shop no. 102, Wazirpur, Delhi (Wazirpur industrial area) Singhla Steel 9811456612


City/Village Name Contact
Meerut Meerut metal works 7417565052
Katra Road, Street No. 2, Buddh Bazar, Moradabad Akram Bartan Store 9639044231
Delhi Road, Pakbara, Moradabad Shan Bartan Store 9012727786
Moradabad, Station Road, Budh Bazar PRS Bartan Shop 9927420560
B-2/32, Indira Market, Bhootnath Mandir Road, Indira Nagar, Lucknow Jain Crockery 9152422011
Pratap Complex, Faizabad Road, Indira Nagar, Lucknow Kanhaiya Lal Pragdas 9598050345


City/Village Name Contact
Kansara bazaar, Bangadi Bazaar, Lohana para, Rajkot Dashbai Kalaiwala 9429244507
Gujrati House, Bhadra, Ahmedabad, 380001 JV Enterprise 9909919242