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Gordon Smith
(swearingen) - MLife

Locale: Portland, Oregon
"The Magic Eraser" on 03/28/2010 02:27:39 MDT Print View

So I was getting ready to sell my Tibetan Ti 1100 pot and it was a bit black and crusty from being used with a Bushbuddy wood stove. I tried to clean it, as I have tried before, with dishwasher liquid and a scotchbrite pad, but once again had very limted success. I asked my wife about it and she handed me this "Magic Eraser" spongy thingy from Mr. Clean. I was pretty skeptical at first, but with a little elbow grease the black and brown gunk began to disappear. In about 20 minutes I had the pot looking almost new again, except for a few stubborn black spots on the bottom. Here's before:






And here's after:







So I tried it on my SP600 mug which has been getting a little blackened from alcohol tests, and it cleaned that up pretty nice too. Not quite as nice, but nice.

Anyway, I'm not usually one to hawk cleaning products but I thought some of you might find this handy for your stubborn pots and mugs. Good luck!

Gordon

Edited by swearingen on 03/28/2010 02:50:53 MDT.

Nate Davis
(Knaight) - F

Locale: Western Massachusetts
Thanks for the tip! Looks awesome! on 03/28/2010 05:51:36 MDT Print View

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Gary Boyd
(debiant) - F

Locale: Mid-west
I like black... on 03/28/2010 06:11:01 MDT Print View

on my pot, and personally thing it adds character ;)

george carr
(hammer-one) - F

Locale: Walking With The Son
Re:"The Magic Eraser" on 03/28/2010 11:41:26 MDT Print View

Yup, it's magic all right :P.

magic 8 ball

Edited by hammer-one on 03/28/2010 11:42:19 MDT.

Nick Gatel
(ngatel) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
Re: "The Magic Eraser" on 03/29/2010 02:03:29 MDT Print View

That did a pretty good job. And that is one of the reasons I hate to cook with wood. Before backpacking stoves were readily available (many decades ago), I cooked exclusively over a fire. I found that scrubbing the pot with sand and a little water after each meal, did a fabulous job. Still have that cookset, and you can't tell it was ever used over a wood fire.

Steven McAllister
(brooklynkayak) - MLife

Locale: Atlantic North East
But why? on 03/29/2010 05:14:25 MDT Print View

I guess it's cool, but why would you want to scrub off the black? Unless of course in your case, you want to sell it.

Edited by brooklynkayak on 03/29/2010 05:16:39 MDT.

Nick Gatel
(ngatel) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
Re: But why? on 03/29/2010 09:06:23 MDT Print View

Two reasons:

It can rub off on all over your other gear.

It is extra weight to haul around :)

Jeff Antig
(Antig)

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: "The Magic Eraser" on 03/29/2010 15:24:09 MDT Print View

Orange hand pumice works good as well (might be cheaper)

http://antig-livingsimply.blogspot.com/2010/01/sooty-pots.html