Another cool thing about the Eastwood soda blaster is the ability to empty the hopper of unused media. To drain the unused media from the hopper all you do is place the end of the clear purge hose back into a suitable container and open the purge valve under the blaster hopper. The pressure in the hopper forces the leftover media and keeps the soda from caking up in the bottom of the hopper when not in use. And there you have it – another pleasurable experience with an Eastwood product. No more chemical stripper or trips to the local stripper for me! The Eastwood soda blaster is already making my home shop life easier and more productive, but then again, I’ve never expected or received anything other than success with Eastwood products…and you won’t either.