BigPapaDilly

Nu-Wave (Induction Cooktop) for Melting?

3 posts in this topic

Has anyone tried using a Nu-Wave (induction cooktop) for melting soft plastics?  If so, how did it turn out?

I was thinking of using mine since:

1 - I can use it in my garage, outdoors, etc to prevent ventilation issues

2 - I can set the temp very precisely to prevent burning the plastic(s)

3 - I can also stir the mixture while it is heating

The only downside I can think of is that I can't use Pyrex because of the  induction method of heating (requires a ferrous metal

 pan).  I was thinking of using either a small stainless or cast iron pot. 

Does anyone have any experience with  this type of setup?  Any advice?  Thanks in advance!

Edited by BigPapaDilly
  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yep I do . First and foremost your container must be all steal no stainless or nothing . If a magnet won't suck up to it. tight then don't use the metal . second heat you plastic in the microwave then put it in the container . Make sure you set the heat first so all you have to do is turn it on . Third make sure the container has no grooves in the bottom or the sides where different colors can hide to contaminate a new color . Fourth You will need to stir occasionally because putting your injector in and out will change the temp inside . It will not heat your injector . 

!:30 am here to sleepy to think of anything else.

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now