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Wood Burning Pots made clean

Posted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 11:22 pm
by zelph
I made a copy of a post from another thread to post it here for reference :D

If you cook over a wood fire your pot will eventually wind up yukky on it's sides and bottom.

By accident I found a product that cleans the soot and tar off with ease.

Use liquid Chaffing Fuel as the cleaning fluid. Pour some in a shallow paper plate, wrap the sides of the pot with paper towels, put the pot in and soak over night. (I only soaked the bottom overnight for this photo session) It only took one min. to clean the bottom from start to finish. Use a paint scraper instead of a single edge razor, I think it's workk better. The razor blade was too sharp and kinda dug into the metal and made some skid marks :lol: :lol:

Liquid Chaffing fuel can be purchased at many big box stores or restaurant supply stores like Gordon Food Supplies (GFS) It's used for warming trays of buffet food. Can be bought one at a time or by the case. Makes a good summer time fuel for alcohol stoves that are wickatized. This stuff needs a wick to burn.

ImageImageImageImageImage This is how it looked after my recent 13 wood stove tests. YUKKY, but smelled good :mrgreen:


Re: Wood Burning Pots made clean

Posted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 12:48 am
by zelph
Just bumped this up.

Re: Wood Burning Pots made clean

Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 6:50 pm
by Ridgerunner
That stuff works great but still requires some elbow grease ;)

Only if we want "perfection" clean :mrgreen:

I'm culling out the better pots in my collection and they will need some soaking in the chaffing fuel to make easy work of cleaning. Thanks RR for bumping this one up. I need to get more fuel.