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The new larger-size Presto pot

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I was surprised to see a new bigger model of our beloved Presto Kitchen Kettle in Walmart recently. It's a nice option between the Presto and the turkey fryer:http://mobile.walmart.com/ip/38468981?wmlspartner=wlpa&adid=22222222228026951385&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=m&wl3=43324636952&wl4=&wl5=pla&wl6=82771732832&veh=sem

For a long time I only used my Presto to melt wax, which I then transfered to my pour pot for color and scenting; but it took practice

to manage the time and temperature during the mixing and pouring process, which to was very hectic and worrisome. Now I find it so much easier to do everything in my Presto and then laddle the wax into my jars. I doubt if I'll ever go back to the pour pot method. I find it even easier to wipe out my presto every time I change FOs than it was to clean my pour pot in between batches. I often melt just 1 or 2 lbs of wax in my Presto at a time for each FO I want to pour during a candle-making session. I keep a glass candy thermometer clipped to my Presto and only use my digital thermometer to double check the temp before adding FO. The whole process is more relaxing for me now.:-)

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Guest OldGlory

I am glad you brought up the subject of the new big presto pot. When I got the heat up to 200, it started popping and I found little bits of the lining in my melted wax. Sorta ticked me off. Anyone else having that trouble?

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No, but you'll get those little bits if you scratch the lining. Some days it was annoying, but it has calmed down for me recently. 

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Gee, I've never had that problem. When I used the pour pot method I did ha e to heat my wax to at least 200 in the Presto to compensate for th e temp dropping when I transfered wax into my heated pour pot, but now I only heat my wax to 185 - 190 in my Presto and then add FO. I used to use my electric skillet to heat my pour pot and raise the wax temp as needed, but now I just set my candle jars in the skillet so they're warm when ladle wax into them.

I remember someone posting that they use a metal strainer to pour their wax through.

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The presto pot was brand new, unscratched, and only loosened the tiny shreds of lining when it popped, and it only popped at 200 degrees. The shreds look like a tiny splinter you would drive yourself crazy getting out of your finger. I think it's defective.

 

In the last presto pot I had, the lining started flaking off, and I'm sure that was my fault. But, after 10 years of constant use I didn't mind having to replace it.

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Yeah, that definately sounds like a defective Presto. If you were frying chicken in it you wouldn't put up with splintery flakes. The store should exchange any pots that flake at any temp

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The presto pot was brand new, unscratched, and only loosened the tiny shreds of lining when it popped, and it only popped at 200 degrees. The shreds look like a tiny splinter you would drive yourself crazy getting out of your finger. I think it's defective.

 

In the last presto pot I had, the lining started flaking off, and I'm sure that was my fault. But, after 10 years of constant use I didn't mind having to replace it.

My original presto started flaking within a year. I got a stainless one to stop that problem. Too bad those are not around any more. They're super.

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If they were flakes at least I could strain them out. These bits are so tiny they would all go thru a strainer.

I think I will look around at some other options.

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If they were flakes at least I could strain them out. These bits are so tiny they would all go thru a strainer.

I think I will look around at some other options.

I strain through felt to catch them. Coffee filters work in a pinch. Wotta pain though.

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Guest OldGlory

Great ideas for straining.

OMG, I haven't worn pantyhose in so many years!

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