Do I need to passivate my kettle before use?
Created by: John Degroote
Modified on: Wed, 18 Apr, 2018 at 11:08 AM
No! Passivization has become a buzz word as of recently and there's a lot of mis-information regarding it. Stainless steel naturally passivates with oxygen. There is no need to passivate your equipment at home. There are no professional standards that recommend Star-San (Phosphoric Acid) at room temperature to passivate stainless steel. If you do see a small surface rust spot hit it with Bar Keepers Friend and it'll be gone forever.
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