EricofAZ Posted April 29, 2014 Share Posted April 29, 2014 I have a presto that has the heating coil molded underneath the pot. So basically the entire pot gets hot but no direct exposure of the coil to the wax. The turkey fryers (which have the advantage of holding more volume) have the coil inside in direct contact with the wax. I have no idea how the professional high capacity wax melters work with regard to the coil (some I think have water/oil jackets and again, back to the idea that the wax is not in direct contact with the coil. So I was curious as to what folks think about safety. To me, having the wax in direct contact with the heating coils seems a bit unsettling. At what point do you retire the coil or replace it? I think I know what happens when the coil breaks or burns a hole (saw that on a stove once when I was a kid, shot a flame out the hole in the coil about a foot long). Any feedback? Stories? Eric Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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