How to Clean Coleman Stoves
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Coleman stoves are more efficient and look more dazzling when they are clean. Proper cleaning and caring for your Coleman stove will ensure that it stays in top shape. You will reap the benefits, which include better fuel efficiency, control of flame and absence of rust.
Here are some tips for caring and cleaning your Coleman stoves to make sure they last a long time.
First tip: Clean your stove after every use to avoid build-up on burners. When not in use for some time, you should still clean it regularly. Wipe the surface of your camping stove with warm water and dishwashing soap. It is very important that you dry it completely before storing.
Second tip: For more thorough cleaning, especially after a boil-over, unscrew the burner rings and bowls to check if there is any fluid or food debris on the manifold. In case there is build-up, scrub with dishwashing detergent diluted with warm water then rinse it with clean water.
Third tip: For more severer cases like heavy volumes of grease and dirt build-up inside the case or on the burners, it is a good idea to bring the stove to a car wash for high-pressurized washing. Turn the stove upside down after the clean up to ensure that there is no water residue inside the manifold that can cause rust and disrupt its efficiency.
Fourth tip: Store your Coleman stove properly after cleaning. Place it inside a plastic bag and seal it so that spiders or other crawling insects that can block fuel and airflow will not be able to crawl their way through the stove. This is also important to keep it dry and to prevent rusting.
Fifth tip: If you have a liquid fuel stove, it is important that you transfer as much fuel as possible from the fuel tank to the fuel can to avoid the build-up of on the fuel tube of the tank. This is necessary to avoid fuel build-up on the fuel tube which can restrict the flow of fuel to the generator and burner.
Sixth tip: Oil the pump cup on the tank’s pump plunger with machine oil at least two times every year to allow the cup to seal against the inside of pump barrel and keep the pump working smoothly.
Seventh tip: Read the manual of the stove carefully and follow all instructions for cleaning and caring.