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    Suds

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    Stainless Steel

    Post by Suds on Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:29 am

    Hey!

    I'm a soapie virgin, and at the moment, I'm just trying to gather my supplies. I read somewhere that it's important to use stainless steel equipment as other metals react to the lye.

    Hmm. What does that mean? I don't have a stainless steel pot, and really don't want to fork out to buy one, so what does everyone else use?
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    Terref

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    Stainless steel

    Post by Terref on Tue Apr 10, 2012 4:22 pm

    Hi there Suds, whatever you do dont use aluminium, it will react quite violently with caustic soda. Stainless or Pyrex is the best, if you make small batches then a medium sized pot will do. Some heat resistant plastics may be useful for mixing the caustic with water (it gets very hot, be careful) hope this helps Very Happy
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    Suds

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    Re: Stainless Steel

    Post by Suds on Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:44 am

    Thanks Terref!
    I guess i'll have to open the purse strings a little wider then Smile
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    Terref

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    Stainless steel

    Post by Terref on Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:24 am

    Hi Suds check out St Vinnies etc for a pot. Your going to need a stick blender too, on special at harris scarfe, it will save a LOT of stirring check out this PDF I found it most useful [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] Very Happy
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    Re: Stainless Steel

    Post by Suds on Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:11 pm

    Thanks again Terraf.
    I purchased some basic ingredients today, but I'll have to hunt around for the stainless pot. A friend said they saw one for $20 at Coles, but I'm not sure how big it is, i'll have to check it out Very Happy

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