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This is just a matter of what fuel you use. Some fuels burn cleaner than others. You may need to experiment a little bit to find a fuel that is available in your area and that burns cleanly. For example, I'm in California, and what I use is a certain brand of denatured alcohol that is sold as paint thinner at hardware stores. The clean burning is a huge ...


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If unable to change fuel, as others have mentioned... as a youth I would spread dish soap (like dawn) over the outside of the pot (where the flames would hit). Then heat up my water/cook on a wood fire which would get the outside of the pot covered in soot. However, because of the dish soap, it came off easily during cleanup; and I would discover any spots I ...


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This is common with Trangias. I used to find the same in the UK when I used them. My miniature alcohol stove does the same. I've never found a way to prevent it occurring, though it can be made easier to clean off. Like you, I've never found a dishwasher to do anything to it, though any that doesn't come off with a cloth won't come off easily. A few ...


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I've written to the Primus support and received this answer: The 25 jet for Kerosine is more of a in emergency use part. The kerosine is harder to get to light and will be problematic and will sot a lot. it needs to be primed for a long time and it might eaven be that you need to pour some on the stove and light it to let it burn for a while to prime it. ...


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I have burned E-85 fuel in a Whisperlite stove in a pinch, but you have to use a different lighting technique. You start with zero pressure in the fuel bottle, pre-heat the stove, give the pump one or two strokes, open the valve, and light the burner. Give the pump one or two more strokes to adjust the flame if necessary. Too much pressure will extinguish ...


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