Coleman Care & Cleaning

Care and Cleaning of Coleman® Lanterns

 

A cleaner Coleman™ lantern works better and looks better. The benefits of regular cleanings include better fuel efficiency, flame control and no rust or corrosion.

Although there isn't a set schedule for cleaning your lantern, you should clean it whenever it is dirty before storing your lantern at the end of camping season. Under most conditions, lanterns can be wiped out with warm water and dishwashing soap and then dried before storing. After cleaning, proper storage of your Coleman® lantern is also important. Put it into a plastic bag, sealing with a twist tie to prevent spiders or other insects from crawling in the unit, which can block the fuel and airflow.

With a liquid fuel lantern, transfer as much fuel as possible out of the fuel tank and back into the fuel can to prevent a lacquer buildup on the tank's fuel tube. Keep in mind that storing a liquid fuel appliance with fuel in the tank can eventually cause a buildup on the fuel tube, which restricts fuel flow to the generator and burner.

When it's time to take out your lantern, remember to oil the pump cup on the tank's pump plunger at least twice a year with a light machine oil. This allows the cup to seal against the inside of the pump barrel and insures the pump will work smoothly and push air into the tank properly.

Care and Cleaning of Coleman® Stoves

A cleaner Coleman® stove works better and looks better. The benefits of regular cleanings include better fuel efficiency, flame control and no rust or corrosion. Although there isn't a set schedule for cleaning your stove, you should clean it whenever it is dirty or after a boil-over that causes buildup in the burners. Annual cleanings are recommended before storing your stove at the end of camping season

Under most conditions, stoves can be wiped out with warm water and dishwashing soap and then dried before storing. For a deeper cleaning, here are a few suggestions:

After cleaning, proper storage of your Coleman® stove is also important. Put it into a plastic bag, sealing with a twist tie to prevent spiders or other insects from crawling in the unit, which can block the fuel and airflow.

With a liquid fuel stove, transfer as much fuel as possible out of the fuel tank and back into the fuel can to prevent a lacquer buildup on the tank's fuel tube. Keep in mind that storing a liquid fuel appliance with fuel in the tank can eventually cause a buildup on the fuel tube, which restricts fuel flow to the generator and burner.

When it's time to take out your stove, remember to oil the pump cup on the tank's pump plunger at least twice a year with a light machine oil. This allows the cup to seal against the inside of the pump barrel and insures the pump will work smoothly and push air into the tank properly.

Care and Cleaning of Coleman® Coolers

If you have a Coleman® Xtreme® cooler, there are additional care and cleaning considerations. Please view the Coleman® Xtreme® Coolers Use and Cleaning Guide for more information

Care and Cleaning of Coleman® Sleeping Bags

Proper care of your sleeping bag will keep it looking better and lasting longer. Follow these simple suggestions to care for your Coleman® sleeping bag during the years to come. Dry cleaning is NOT recommended.

Sleeping Bag Washing Instructions

Rolling the Sleeping Bag

Storing the Sleeping Bag

For longtime storage, it is not recommended to store sleeping bags in its stuff sack or carrier, since it can reduce the loft, or puffiness, of the bag over time.

Coleman® Tent Care

For tips on how to care for your tent, please read: Care and Cleaning of Coleman® Tents.

Care and Cleaning of Coleman® Pet Beds