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Old 06-19-2017, 06:43 PM   #31
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If you use dishes after they had lemon juice and vinegar in them, why wouldn't you use one that had lye water in it? /snip
Because lemon juice and vinegar won't start burning my flesh within minutes like lye will???

Seriously though, I do use separate utensils for soaping and cooking. All my soaping tools that aren't stainless or glass, are RED...thank you Betty Crocker.


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Old 06-19-2017, 07:00 PM   #32
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Seriously though, I do use separate utensils for soaping and cooking. All my soaping tools that aren't stainless or glass, are RED...thank you Betty Crocker.
LOL. My soaping stuff a a radioactive-looking green for the same reason.


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Old 06-20-2017, 02:35 AM   #33
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Because lemon juice and vinegar won't start burning my flesh within minutes like lye will???

Seriously though, I do use separate utensils for soaping and cooking. All my soaping tools that aren't stainless or glass, are RED...thank you Betty Crocker.
Lye water doesn't burn your flesh off, it reacts with fats on your skin in your tissues, essentially making soap. That's the sliminess you feel when washing of raw soap. It happened to me, and guess what, still alive and no marks left on my arms and hands.

All I'm saying is, it's on the opposite side of what we are dealing off on a daily basis. It's not a poison per se, it's just a specific type of chemical compound that, if treated with respect and care, cannot cause any serious damage to anything or anyone. It's fear of it that does.
NAOH is a strong base that completely disassociate in water, more water, more dissolved. There's none left on the dish after it's been rinsed few times over. Unless it's not stirred or dissolved properly and it will cake at the bottom of the dish.

And on the other hand, you wouldn't feel to well after drinking glass of lemon juice or vinegar, would you?
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Old 06-20-2017, 02:48 AM   #34
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I am far more concerned about left over oils and FOs than NaOH or KOH. They react with air and moisture so quickly.
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On the plate topic, after a time lye reacts just by being exposed to our atmosphere and will turn in to sodium carbonate- perfectly non-skin devouring. Any small amounts left on anything would not be lye any more after a short time
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Yes to oils on everything
I find myself washing soaping dishes again before use again. It's so hard to clean them after raw batter.
I can't let it sit around as I soap in the kitchen and have very nosy kids and cats.


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