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Enoch52 07-06-2013 02:13 PM

Cleaning in aluminum brewpot w/ oxyclean
I'm using my aluminum stockpot as a cleaning vessel for bottles, etc. with oxyclean, and it quickly developed a deep black stain up to the water level, which I'm assuming is aluminum oxide. Is this a problem, or just unsightly?

BigRob 07-06-2013 02:29 PM

Oxiclean and Aluminum don't play well together, buy a rubbermaid container or a crappy homer bucket to clean bottles in.

BigFloyd 07-06-2013 09:03 PM

+1 on the cheap bucket. For about $1 more, you can buy a white food-grade 5 gallon bucket at Lowes.

Oxy is OK to clean aluminum, but you don't want it soaking in there at a high concentration for an extended time. For soaking/de-labeling bottles, our kitchen sinks work fine.

Schumed 07-06-2013 09:13 PM

Not a problem just looks bad

An old farmers trick...boil some water and cream of tarter....It will make your pot look brand new

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