Do you recycle the silica gel in your dry box?


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As above, do any of you recycle by either microwaving or re-heating the silica gel in a conventional oven?
 

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Yes, I do. I stir-fry them with 6" frying pan over the gas stove. Oven and mircowave were out as my mum would scream my head off!

u just place the silica gel onto the pan and dry?
does it err... stain the pan

for how long?
 

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Originally posted by Nospeech
Yes, I do. I stir-fry them with 6" frying pan over the gas stove. Oven and mircowave were out as my mum would scream my head off!
I see.... and she does not mind you using the frying pan and stir-fryer which both come into direct contact with the food? Interesting...
 

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Used to stir fry them once a while in a biscuit tin....

But then came the dry cabinet.
 

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Used to fry the silica gel in the family wok but it left a plasticky smell that I couldn't get rid of. Noticed that such recycled gel usually doesn't last as long as fresh ones from the store. Now I just chuck every equipment into an electric dry cabinet.
 

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Just put them under the sun for a sun bathe, and they will be as good as new.

Originally posted by lavenderlilz
As above, do any of you recycle by either microwaving or re-heating the silica gel in a conventional oven?
 

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Originally posted by kh_drew
Used to fry the silica gel in the family wok but it left a plasticky smell that I couldn't get rid of. Noticed that such recycled gel usually doesn't last as long as fresh ones from the store. Now I just chuck every equipment into an electric dry cabinet.
hmmmm if so troublesome, then I think I might just junk them instead.
 

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Originally posted by ivor
Just put them under the sun for a sun bathe, and they will be as good as new.
not a good idea for me cos I dun want my cats wandering into my balcony to either play or accidentally swallow them.

Thanks for the input anyways :)
 

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Originally posted by lavenderlilz
not a good idea for me cos I dun want my cats wandering into my balcony to either play or accidentally swallow them.

Thanks for the input anyways :)
hmmm dried preserved cat gut...now that's interesting...why don't you try one of those electric cabinet from carrefour or something? anyway, a box of gel is about $4 so it's cheeeeep
 

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I just did! It was more out of desperation that I popped my silica gel into the microwave. The socket of my dry cabinet konked out and I had to keep my stuff dry. The gel were bought about 20 years ago (REALLY!!!) and has been in a plastic dry box since then. Well, after microwaving it, they all turned into a healthy shade of blue again (though I noticed that some of the gel became smaller in size). Poured them onto a tray and placed it inside my dry cabinet. Well, the humidity has dropped a fair bit, which should give me enough time to get that socket fixed. :)
 

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Originally posted by blizzy
u just place the silica gel onto the pan and dry?
does it err... stain the pan for how long?
Yes, just place it into the frying pan and stir-fry them. No staining of the pan (using a non-stick pan) and for how long, till it turns to blue again.

Originally posted by StreetShooter
I see.... and she does not mind you using the frying pan and stir-fryer which both come into direct contact with the food? Interesting...
Well, the pan isn't used for cooking food. Brought a set of 3 pans of different size, took the 6" and gave the rest to my mum for cooking. My stir-fry pan is kept away from the rest of the pans and woks she have.
 

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