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Heating Pour Pots?


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I personally don't find it necessary to pre-heat my pour pot. My pour pots seem to conduct quite enough heat with what I pour, but the wax I use suggests heating to 200 then adding FO, dyes, etc., so it does have an opportunity to cool down. I guess I didn't offer much help, huh? :sad2:

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I heat my pour pots too - it helps keep the wax from cooling on the sides and it keeps my temps up where I want it so that I can add my FO. I use soy which the manufacturer says not to take over 180 degrees or it can be scorched. I add my FO from 165-175 degrees. If I use cold pour pots, the wax cools to a lower temp than I want to add my FO at. I keep my pots in the oven in the on warm - this also helps to clean out (melt off) the old wax and FO from a previous pour. This method works great for me. HTH

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I guess in a way you could say I heat my pour pots. I use them with a double boiler method. I melt large amounts of wax in my presto and then ladel the wax I need into the pour pot. I mix FO and color in the pour pot. I have several pour pots and just set the ones I am using in the pot of heated water. I just leave the thermometer in the pot so I can watch the temp.

Does that help? does it even make sense? I am tired tonight and typing out of order.

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