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OfflineJackal
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Anyone used plastic/tupperware containers.
    #1035520 - 11/08/02 10:50 AM (14 years, 5 months ago)

Seen these at my local supermarket, they are the perfect shape and size with air tight lids. I was considering giving them a try but wondered on the best way to sterilise the contents sfter I filled them. I expect a PC would melt them, but what about standing them in a water-filled bowl and microwaving them? Also does Vermiculite microwave OK, or does it have the same effect as metal.

Any input greatly appreciated.

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Re: Anyone used plastic/tupperware containers. [Re: Jackal]
    #1035528 - 11/08/02 10:54 AM (14 years, 5 months ago)

dishwasher with Heat Dry cycle might work!

spray them with lysol and wipe them down?

boil them?

all should work ok,,, just be clean about it!

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you can microwave vermiculite as long as it's wet, keep a close eye on it tho! you might want to have a glass of water in the microwave at the same time just in case as it will absorbe some of the heat and intensity!

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Re: Anyone used plastic/tupperware containers. [Re: Curious_George]
    #1035537 - 11/08/02 10:58 AM (14 years, 5 months ago)

I use it to one to sterilize my coco coir and boil my beer.


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Re: Anyone used plastic/tupperware containers. [Re: Jackal]
    #1036501 - 11/08/02 03:54 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

Use gladware microwaveable plastic dishes, mix your substrate and microwave it for 8 minuets to sterilize, then just do the normal pf deal


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Re: Anyone used plastic/tupperware containers. [Re: EatAbortstoo]
    #1036517 - 11/08/02 04:00 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

I've had good success with this ^ as well, better in fact than with boiling jars.


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Re: Anyone used plastic/tupperware containers. [Re: Evolving]
    #1036902 - 11/08/02 05:47 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

really? 8 minutes eh? i would think just a simple wipedown of the container and a pc and transfer of the substrate would work ok ...wouldnt it?


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Re: Anyone used plastic/tupperware containers. [Re: EatAbortstoo]
    #1037749 - 11/09/02 12:14 AM (14 years, 5 months ago)

Complete bullshit - microwave sterisation is crap. Youll get contams 9/10 times.
Plastic tupperware containers are IDEAL! And the ones i have are fully pc-able and ive even autoclavged them twice.


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Re: Anyone used plastic/tupperware containers. [Re: Zen Peddler]
    #1037795 - 11/09/02 12:25 AM (14 years, 5 months ago)

from my experiences blue is right. You may hit 250 deg, but you can't be sure the entire container gets to the temp and for long enough.


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