Got a turkey fryer kit with a thin cheap aluminum pot. This forum said I should oxidize so I put it in the oven at 350 for 10 minutes. Well actually I started reading forum posts and forgot about it for at least 30 minutes, it still looks the same.
Try boiling 6 or 7 gallons of water in it - that will give you what you need.
I was hoping to do it the easy way.
I think boiling it is the best way to do it. It could also help you judge how long the "wait to boil" time will be when using the new kettle.
"Stop giving me credit for those stupid quotes! For that last time it wasn't me! STFU NOOB!" <-- Benjamin Franklin
I boiled in my aluminum pots and it seems to have worked. I don't know how long you really NEED to, but I did it for an hour to be on the safer side
Just use the darn thing...