What causes rust in the Solo Stove fire pit?
Always store your Solo Stove in a cool, dry location. If you've got a Shelter, our 100% weatherproof cover, use it as often as possible. Prolonged exposure to harsh weather will increase rust & discoloration. We use 304 stainless steel, which has a resistance to rust, but it's not totally rust-proof. Red rust is generally caused by water or dampness, maybe from rain or even humidity in the air.
Here are some best-use tips: Drift-wood or coconut husks usually have a higher level of salt in them. These will leave a layer of salt inside your fire pit, and could help rust rear its ugly head. Other woods that are by high salt content waters can have more salt in them than normal. Water is not a friend to Solo Stoves. We don't encourage customers to use water to clean or put out their fires.
You can use BarKeepers Friend to remove the rust.