Cleaning the bator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tink69, May 13, 2009.

  1. tink69

    tink69 Out Of The Brooder

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    I ran the bottom part of the styro bator through the dishwasher and it worked great. Now I know I read it somewhere but cant find it now can you also put the plastic water tray that comes with the hovabators in the dishwasher also? I wish there was an easy way to pull the electrical components out of the top part so it could go in also!!! Thanks Tink
     
  2. tink69

    tink69 Out Of The Brooder

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    anyone?
     
  3. tink69

    tink69 Out Of The Brooder

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    What nobody on here cleans their plastic tray?
     
  4. Intheswamp

    Intheswamp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have an answer for you but somebody will probably chip in their two cents worth soon...looks like traffic might have been slow today. Patience.... [​IMG]

    Ed
     
  5. EricShane

    EricShane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dont know anyone that has a hovabator off hand
     
  6. giasmom

    giasmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry I can't help on that one either.
     
  7. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    Well, if you insist...
    I just wash the thing in soapy water in the sink or bucket, and rinse with bleach water. You don't need to get elaborate with the cleaning, nor does it require laboratory sterile; clean is clean.

    If it were me, I'd avoid putting any parts of my incubator in the dishwasher altogether. Too much is at stake to allow some inconsiderate machine to have a go at my precious incubators.

    But, that's just me.
     
  8. Lov'emSouthernEggs

    Lov'emSouthernEggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with DAVAROO. Dishwashers are great. Love mine but I wouldn't risk the wear and tear on the bator. I rinse mine in hot water, spray it with bleach cleaner, rinsed again really well and dried in sun! Very clean ready to go and minimal bleach smell.

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  9. kinnip

    kinnip Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bleach and water or Simple Green, followed by a good rinse.
     
  10. chickbird

    chickbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    IT IS NOT GOOD FOR YOU OR YOUR FAMILY'S HEALTH TO PUT SOMETHING THAT CONTAMINATED IN THE DISHWASHER.
     

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