Here at GSI Outdoors design gear to last. Follow the simple maintenance steps below to keep your gears going for years and years.
Before Initial Use:
Hand-wash your gear with hot, soapy water. Rinse and dry gear. Now it’s ready for your next adventure.
After Each Adventure:
Hand-wash your gear with hot, soapy water. Rinse thoroughly with warm water and repeat if necessary.
Cleaning Hard Anodized:
If your pots and pans have a film try rubbing them with a little lemon juice, vinegar and even ketchup.
Cleaning Stainless Steel:
For bigger, tougher stains that climb up the sides of a saucepan or skillet create a paste of water and baking soda in center of pan. Rub paste in a circular motion using a damp sponge or towel. Rinse paste, wash with warm soapy water and dry. Or for larger pots add baking soda to the center or pan with 1/2 to 1 cup of water. Bring water to boil and cover pan. As the water boils and evaporates, it will leave a film of baking soda around the walls of the pan that you can then scrub off. When most of the water has boiled off, turn off the heat and use a long-handled brush or scouring pad to scrub off your mess (again, new pads will work better). It’s best to do this while the pan is still hot, so it may help to use gloves and grip the pan with a towel or oven mitt.
You can also try using a little white distilled vinegar. Mix 1/2 cup of household white distilled vinegar and 1/2 cup of warm water to help remove any stains or discoloration. Let the affected area sit for 3 about minutes and rinse thoroughly with warm water and repeat if necessary.