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    Hey i m new here... I am in need of help... I just purchase a dry box and i actually go microwave the silicon with the case... N it melted... By any chance cn i just purchase the case only??

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    What kind of case and dry box ? Any picture ?

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    next time only microwave the silicon thing, and you can actually use the lowest setting and it will still work. if you are worried you can try the traditional way of putting under hot sun or try hair dryer

    I don't think the silicon gel adds much to the cost. just buy the box with it ba
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    Ok but nw the case melted slightly .... Isit still ok?? The box is a 10 litre box... Dry case... Do u guys kboe where i cn get the case replace

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    microwave is for preparing food, it is not advisable to use to dry out the silicon gel.
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    for the welfare of your family, and your camera, get a dry cabinet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights
    for the welfare of your family, and your camera, get a dry cabinet.
    For the welfare of the family, get a new microwave too, dun wanna use that for food anymore if I were the TS

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    dont use the microwave anymore. toxic.

    buy a new microave
    buy a electronic dry box

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    seriously do i really need to replace the microwave....?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahcai
    seriously do i really need to replace the microwave....?
    We can't say for sure that it will definitely be toxic but there's a chance that it is, it's up to you to decide if you want to change it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahcai View Post
    seriously do i really need to replace the microwave....?
    Does the melted plastic really smell good? Would you accept any food with such a 'side smell'? Some types of plastics can release quite nasty substances when heated up too much or even burned. That's the cause for smoke poisoning ... (beside other things..)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ahcai View Post
    seriously do i really need to replace the microwave....?
    errr... might have to ask a chemist if melted plastics release lots of toxins.

    I would not feel safe to eat food heated up in THAT microwave

    End up spend $$ to replace microwave. Should've just got a dry cabinet in the first place
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    if ur into photography as in lenses and Dslr long term...
    get a dry cabinet...

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    Besides the plastic, if your silica gel is the kind that turns from blue to pink, it contains cobalt chloride, which is toxic. But I think if you just microwaved the silica gel in a box, I doubt any of it would contaminate the microwave. A dry cabinet definitely saves you all the trouble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xenith0 View Post
    Besides the plastic, if your silica gel is the kind that turns from blue to pink, it contains cobalt chloride, which is toxic. But I think if you just microwaved the silica gel in a box, I doubt any of it would contaminate the microwave. A dry cabinet definitely saves you all the trouble.
    there you go TS...
    better think about health and safety...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra View Post
    errr... might have to ask a chemist if melted plastics release lots of toxins.

    I would not feel safe to eat food heated up in THAT microwave

    End up spend $$ to replace microwave. Should've just got a dry cabinet in the first place
    second that.. I dont think I'll be using that microwave for food ever again..
    you dont know what's in it anymore.. and it makes common sense not to even BREATHE melted plastic, much more EAT it..
    Dont scrimp and save on SAFETY.. it's not worth it..
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    Erm.. you microwaved the silica gel? for the love of george, buy a new microwave for your family (and yourself) to microwave food. having said that, you may keep the microwave for your silica gel though..

    as for the "case", is it one that comes with your dry box? like some designated silica gel/ thirsty hippo place?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ahcai View Post
    seriously do i really need to replace the microwave....?
    Microwave can use money to buy but health is priceless.

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    To be honest with you...Just get a Dry Cabinet...... It's so painful to kept checking on the gel.....
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