So I know there is lots of propaganda out there saying that SS is better than aluminum for pots, but what about specifically for a HLT? Only water comes in contact with it, thoughts?
Al. will work fine for an HLT
I bought this one http://www.katom.com/175-67560.html. Also picked up a lid for it. I've been very happy with it. Works great for an HLT. It's really light too - which is nice for moving it around and cleaning.
Took me 5 weeks to get my order from Katom.
Just boil water in the pot for about 1/2 hour to build an oxidation layer. It will be gray in color, do not try to scrub it off.
This will keep any metallic flavor from leaching into the water.
I have aluminum and SS for my pot, never could tell a difference.
I've used both but my aluminum pot does seem to take heat slightly faster which is convenient.
The only drawback to aluminum I've read that makes any sense is that you can't really use oxygen based cleaners on them (PBW/Oxyclean). Just keep that in mind if its important to you.