Under Zelphs advice, to get rid of Alcool a Bruler gum residue, I boil-washed my first starlyte with detergent in a pan on the kitchen cooker . It worked OK again after being dried out.
Another option is make a redbull chimney stove before or when you get 'there'. That's what I used in my cones for 2 years before the Starlyte. I made my first one with just a SAK - no punches - just scoring/popping out the sextions/top hole and stab/twist for side holes.