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Old 07-14-2012, 07:48 AM   #1
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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?

 
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Old 07-14-2012, 10:14 AM   #2
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Al. will work fine for an HLT

 
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Old 07-15-2012, 03:52 AM   #3
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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.

 
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Old 09-25-2012, 12:22 AM   #4
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Took me 5 weeks to get my order from Katom.

 
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Old 09-25-2012, 12:28 AM   #5
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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.

 
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Old 09-25-2012, 01:48 PM   #6
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I have aluminum and SS for my pot, never could tell a difference.

 
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:59 PM   #7
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I've used both but my aluminum pot does seem to take heat slightly faster which is convenient.

 
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:39 PM   #8
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I've used both but my aluminum pot does seem to take heat slightly faster which is convenient.
It also drops heat faster, which is nice if you use an immersion cooler.

 
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Old 10-01-2012, 03:58 PM   #9
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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.

 
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