I have the anodized 10 & 12. My rafting buddy has the regular aluminum 10 & 12. He's always trying to steal mine
My stupid DO story ....... I keep a piece of the blue foam camping pad cut to size, inside my 12 inch DO to cushion it from the 10 inch DO that nests inside it. One time I packed it up with one of those foil DO liners in the 12 inch, then loaded in the 10 inch. My plan was to warm up some home made ham & cheese muffins in the 12 inch on the stove top for the put-in day breakfast. The foil liner was supposed to eliminate clean-up. I plunked the DO on the stove and fired up the heat. After awhile, something smelled funny. Duh !!!!! I had forgotten to lift out the foil liner and take out the blue foam pad. No I had not been drinking the night before. Just in a hurry & forgetful. I was the trip leader, so I had a lot on my mind on launch day. The blue foam pad was partially melted into the DO. I thought it was ruined, but with some hot water, scrubbing, and a ton of elbow grease and scraping with a sharp knife, it came off. Good to go. I'm convinced that the anodized DOs are invincible. But I'll remember never to put one on a blaster.