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Offline Chris Craig

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Ugh! Burned my starter!
« on: July 24, 2013, 10:01:14 PM »
I was heating up some water/DME on the stove a little while ago in my Erlenmeyer flask.  Apparently, I didn't mix the DME in well because I scorched the bottom of the flask pretty good.  Now there's a black ring at the bottom.

Anybody know the best way of removing this, or did I just ruin the flask?

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Re: Ugh! Burned my starter!
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2013, 10:38:37 PM »
If it won't dissolve in boiling water try letting it soak in dishwasher detergent or you might want to try oven cleaner careful with that stuff though it's quite nasty I think the main ingredient is lie. Good luck!

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Re: Ugh! Burned my starter!
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2013, 08:38:58 AM »
overnight soak in a strong oxyclean solution maybe?

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Re: Ugh! Burned my starter!
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2013, 08:41:43 AM »
I soaked it on oxy over night. Most of it came off. I rinsed and added more oxy. Hopefully it'll be fine tomorrow.

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Re: Ugh! Burned my starter!
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2013, 08:44:02 AM »
When something burns on to our Stainless Cookware, Deb puts dishsoap, water in there, and puts it on a low heat which apparently aids in the breakdown. If it doesn't come off with this oxy soak, try a little heat with it...but watch it this time :-\
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Re: Ugh! Burned my starter!
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2013, 04:20:38 PM »
Anything burnt => Oven cleaner.
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Re: Ugh! Burned my starter!
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2013, 04:38:29 PM »
Just give it to your wife to clean it.   :D


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Re: Ugh! Burned my starter!
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2013, 11:43:31 PM »
After a couple of rounds of oxy, there's just a little bit of scarring on the bottom.  No worse for wear.