Cleaning the incubator....Pics!!!

Poulets De Cajun

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A friend of mine told me that he puts his styrobator in the dishwasher to get it good and clean. I was quite weary of it at first, but I didn't want to spend the time to scrub it. So I threw it in the dishwasher on the bottom rack, on a light wash with some detergent. Below is the results. (It had never been washed previously in four years... I know, bad boy... sue me!) Next time I am going to put it on a full cycle to get it EXTRA white!

Dirty...



Clean...



Have you ever seen anything more beautiful???

 

halo

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Not a bad idea, but I still like my way better. Mix a solution of bleach and water (1/4). Spray it over the bottom, sometimes I even open the bottle and pour it in. Go away. Let it sit for an hour or so. Come back and take a hose to it. Voila! Perfectly clean every time.
 

Poulets De Cajun

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I'm sure there are MANY folks who use it. I am just not comfortable with it.... not to mention the fact that if its not rinsed well, then you've got harsh chemical residue being heated up with your eggs.

Just not a chance I'm willing to take. Didn't say it was wrong, but not for me. I'll stick with the dishwasher.

Thanks for both of your thoughts though.....
 

77horses

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great idea!

Ya, that bator needed a good cleaning!


Maybe I will do that when i build my homemade styro-bator.
 

MissPrissy

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The dishwasher will not disinfect it. It really needs to be sterilized. If not bleach at least some Oxine.
 

77horses

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Quote:Ya, you're right. Thanks for pointing that out!


Or maybe you could try putting it in the washing machine with bleach soap?? LOL
Joking! Don't do that, or you will end up with a mess! LOL
 

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