Clean Esbit Pots
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Michael Wands
(walksoftly) - F

Locale: Piney Woods
Clean Esbit Pots on 02/07/2010 20:13:01 MST Print View

I use Esbit tabs with a 600 Ti mug to heat my water. Hate the brown gunk that sticks to the bottom of my mug. I found the perfect method to clean my pot. After the pot cools, I rub with an alcohol swab that contains 70% Isopropyl Alcohol. This melts the gunk away and liquifies it. A single square of TP wipes the pot completely clean!!!!!

These swabs are the types used by diabetics to prepare for injection - you can get 100 for about $1.00 at Walgreens.

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Windex on 02/07/2010 21:37:11 MST Print View

A few drops of Windex works also.

Normally I roughen up the residue surface with steel wool, then drop some Windex on it. Let it work for a while and then wipe it off.

--B.G.--

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
Clean Esbit Pots on 02/07/2010 22:01:40 MST Print View

Creek bed sand,leafs and maybe a small stick if need be for crust. So easy a caveman could do it!

Mark Verber
(verber) - MLife

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Re: Clean Esbit Pots on 02/07/2010 22:58:54 MST Print View

I used the damp teabag from the tea I just made before the residue fully hardens. Most of it comes right off.

Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: Clean Esbit Pots & Alcohol swabs on 02/11/2010 08:19:45 MST Print View

The alcohol swabs make handy emergency fire starters too. Add some tinder and a spark.

I just clean it off when I get home. Some things are supposed to be a little dirty when camping :)