Caring for Your Choofer

Caring for Your Choofer

CURING THE STOVE BRIGHT PAINT

The amount of heat beads needed varies on the size of the heat beads and Choofer. We recommend 'Top Shot' heat beads.

20+ beads for a 4.5kg Choofer
30+ beads for a 9kg Choofer
40+ beads for a 14kg Choofer

Curing the Stove Bright Paint

Stove Bright high-temperature paint is an expensive high quality, fast-drying coating for a variety of properly prepared metal surfaces. The formula is rust-resistant and maintains excellent colour stability within surface temperatures reaching 1200*F/ 650*C

This product is commonly used on wood stoves, fireplace surrounds, fireboxes, boilers, furnaces, radiators, engines, auto exhausts, manifolds mufflers, heaters, bbqs and much more.

The best way to control the heat inside the Choofer is to use good quality heat beads which are lit inside the Choofer on the trivet. Using good quality heat beads will give a gradual rise to the temperature required for curing the paint.

For the process, we recommend 20 heat beads for the 4.5kg Choofer, 30+ heat beads for the 9kg Choofer and 40+ heat beads for the 14kg Choofer. The door closed and lid on. The damper is initially fully opened to allow the heat beads to ignite and when the smoke and flame from the firelighters has stopped, close the damper to prevent the heat from exhausting through the chimney. There is adequate ventilation to give oxygen to the heat source, due to the holes around the circumference.

The amount of heat beads needed varies on the size of the heat beads and Choofer. We recommend 'Top Shot' heat beads.

20+ beads for a 4.5kg Choofer
30+ beads for a 9kg Choofer
40+ beads for a 14kg Choofer

The best way to control the heat inside the Choofer is to use good quality heat beads which are lit inside the Choofer on the trivet. Using good quality heat beads will give a gradual rise to the temperature required for curing the paint.

For the process, we recommend 20 heat beads for the 4.5kg Choofer, 30+ heat beads for the 9kg Choofer and 40+ heat beads for the 14kg Choofer. The door closed and lid on. The damper is initially fully opened to allow the heat beads to ignite and when the smoke and flame from the firelighters has stopped, close the damper to prevent the heat from exhausting through the chimney. There is adequate ventilation to give oxygen to the heat source, due to the holes around the circumference.

During this burning in process, the Stove Bright paint on the Choofer will soften and change colour slightly. It is important not to touch the paint with any object as this can damage the paint.
Let the heat beads reduce to ash and the Choofer cool naturally. This process may take 7-9 hours, so during this period if you have a temperature gauge fitted to your Choofer (optional extra) you can monitor how long the Choofer maintains the heat in a contained environment.

If you are using hardwood timber in the Choofer, please do not put the lid on the Choofer if the fire is building up to or at its peak. The temperatures can be extreme, which may cause damage to the high-temperature paint if it is not cured correctly. There will possibly not be enough oxygen supplied to support an intense fire inside the Choofer.

During this burning in process, the Stove Bright paint on the Choofer will soften and change colour slightly. It is important not to touch the paint with any object as this can damage the paint.
Let the heat beads reduce to ash and the Choofer cool naturally. This process may take 7-9 hours, so during this period if you have a temperature gauge fitted to your Choofer (optional extra) you can monitor how long the Choofer maintains the heat in a contained environment.

If you are using hardwood timber in the Choofer, please do not put the lid on the Choofer if the fire is building up to or at its peak. The temperatures can be extreme, which may cause damage to the high-temperature paint if it is not cured correctly. There will possibly not be enough oxygen supplied to support an intense fire inside the Choofer.

Cleaning the Choofer

Stove Bright recommends not to use chemicals to clean the Stove Bright high-temperature paint.

Clean soot and dirt off the outside of the Choofer regularly with a cloth or soft pad and warm soapy water should be sufficient in maintaining the full colour of the paint for a longer period. Don’t forget to periodically oil the hinge pin.

Repairing Chips or/and Scratches

With regular use, scratching and chipping will inevitably occur to the paint of your Choofer. Also, soot and dirt will accumulate on the outside surface over time. Stove Bright sells pressurised spray cans of paint to suit the colour of your Choofer. Lightly sand around the damaged area, remove the dust with a clean cloth and then after shaking the pressure can vigorously, lightly spray the area several times with small intervals between each spray application.

Alternatively, ask about our replacement and maintenance option when in the South Burnett Region.

Choofer Maintenance Option

You bought the Choofer to be able to cook on, relax and enjoy a fire with your family and friends before retiring to bed.

With regular use, unpacking and packing away, it is inevitable that the Choofer’s paintwork will get scratched or marked in some way. Oils from cooking can also spill onto the sides giving it that used look... but hey, it just adds character!

However bad looking it ends up over time, the Choofer will always serve you well without fail as it’s looks do not inhibit the function for which it is intended.

However, should you be passing through the South Burnett area, please stay a day and take advantage of our maintenance option for your Kingaroy Choofer that we are offering all of our valued past customers. Postage is always another option available to you.

Your Choofer will be sandblasted inside and out, sprayed with three coats of “Stove Bright” high-temperature paint in your choice of available colours. If by chance minor repairs are needed, they will be done FREE of charge. The Kingaroy Choofers are built to last for a long time.

Our maintenance option costs a total of $60. Add a new replacement temperature gauge for $15. Notice in advance would be appreciated.