Do/would you re-use the pot?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by momofchicks, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. momofchicks

    momofchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We processed 2 chickens today and dunked them in boiling water in our Turkey Fryer pot. Would you re-use that pot for anything else other than dipping dead chickens? My husband would but I am not really wanting to. What are your thoughts?
     
  2. I'm with you ,but if its scrubbed out good i guess it would be ok. I think its just the thought of what it was used for the chickens, but I have a very week stomach, that's why Istill have andrew, can't bear the smell of wet feathers.But thats just my personal opinion. marrie
     
  3. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    Clean it out well with soapy water and if you are really worried about it, then fill with water and let it come to a boil for 5-10 min. That will totally sterilize it.

    Look at it this way - do you reuse pans you use to cook chicken? If you ever bought store chickens, there was likely microscopic fecal material & intestinal microbes on at least some of the chicken you've bought over the years when you took it out of the packaging.
     
  4. 1acrefarm

    1acrefarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 3, 2007
    Georgia
    I would clean it and use it for cooking tasks without a second thought.
     
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Sure. Bet your dead "dirty" chicken had less bacteria on it than any store bought chicken that sat dead and refridgerated for a few days up to a week.
     
  6. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    If reading all of that still doesn't make you feel any better, try picking up a bottle of rubbing alcohol and wipe it down with that. Maybe that will make it feel more sterilized to you.
     
  7. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

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    Sterilize it, then it will be sterilized [​IMG]
     
  8. mtnhomechick

    mtnhomechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2008
    Mountain Home, AR
    just give it a good scrubbing with a hint of bleach and rinse REAL good.........will be cleaner than a new store bought pot.
     
  9. morelcabin

    morelcabin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2007
    Ontario Canada
    I bleach everything and know it is clean and sterile. I wouldn't have second thoughts on using it again for anything, simple soap and water will be fine. A dead chicken is a dead chicken...whether store bought or home processed:>)
     
  10. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    I've let my dogs clean up a pot....I just bleach and wash as normal. I always use bleach on my dishes anyway, so I don't worry.

    Reuse it!
     

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