This is probably old news to many of you but I just figured it out today.
You know how those stainless/aluminum/Titanium pots, cups, etc. come with stickers on them and sometimes those stickers don't come off very easily?
Well, this morning I was taking a sticker off my new 6-cup percolator from GSI and had lots of gummy residue and part of the sticker stuck on the side.
Burning in a new pot will often leave burned adhesive on the pot that still doesn't come off, using Goo Gone or one of the other citrus-based cleaners will work but requires a bit of scraping, and going to a Scotchbrite pad tends to leave the side of that brand new piece of gear with scratches.
But, if you can find the BLUE Scotchbrite pads, they will remove that adhesive without leaving the faintest mark on your new bit of kit. They appear to be tough enough to remove the crud that can often get left behind while being gentle enough to let me do the marring of the finish through use rather than over-aggressive scrubbing.
Now I have a 6-cup percolator that looks brand new, has no stickers on it, and has been cleaned and is finally ready to brew up that first cup of camp coffee.
Thanks for reading,