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CTAnton

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I've been making bread lately and for the second rise of 1.5 hours I've been putting it in my oven with the light on. It's an electric oven so there's no pilot light. When I remove the bread loaves to start baking the oven is showing a temperature of over 120 F. Just wondering if this would be enough heat to force gel next time I make soap. One possible way to escape silicone rash from my molds I'm thinking...
 

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Seems like it would be. Certainly worth a try! I've never thought to turn on the oven light and take the temperature with just it as the heat source. I may try that myself.
 

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When I used to make yogurt, I often kept my batch in the oven with the light on. It kept it warm enough for the bacteria to do its thing (and away from my naughty cats), so I imagine that it would work for gel too.
 

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I know a few soapers that do this. They don't turn on the oven at all, but at the beginning of the process turn the oven light on, then pop their soap in the lit up oven. Most people don't realize how hot a light bulb can get, especially in an enclose space like an oven.
 

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