Thanks for responding. I just can't find a crockpot here so was thinking stainless steel pot. If I can find a 2qt do you think HP or rebatch would be okay in it? I wanted to make some quick gift soaps for people but I plan to keep the pot to do CP as well.Doing rebatched and HP are optional. As long as you have something safe to CP in, I would not worry about anything else. You can always make confetti soap instead of a rebatch.
^This.Hp soaps need at least as long as cp soaps to cure, if not longer. Please do not think you are doing anyone a favour by giving them young hp soaps - you are actually doing them (and you) a great disservice.
Your method is actually counterproductive. When steel contains sufficient nickel, it becomes non-magnetic. These "austenitic" steels are the most corrosion-resistant. 18/8, 18/10 and 300-series steels are non-magnetic austenitic (versus ferritic) steels.^This.
To answer the question of if a 2 qt pot would be a good size, it depends on your size batch. Also, you need a pot that is taller than it is round preferably. And don't forget to check it with a magnet before buying it. If the magnet does not stick, I do not buy it.
You can get 2 pots to make a double boiler.Thanks for responding. I just can't find a crockpot here so was thinking stainless steel pot. If I can find a 2qt do you think HP or rebatch would be okay in it? I wanted to make some quick gift soaps for people but I plan to keep the pot to do CP as well.
Sorry about your bad pot. You are entitled to keep your opinions, but I would suggest being open-minded considering your evidence sounds like it might be limited.I understand that there are stainless steel pots that some folks have very good results from that a magnet will not stick to. However, every time I used one of mine that says stainless steel on the bottom that a magnet does not stick to, I had issues with my soap. Every last time. I finally just got rid of the pot. On the other hand, I have a couple of pots from the thrift store that I paid much less for than the other one, and I have never once had an issue.
I am not telling anyone to do anything that I have not personally tried and tested. It is completely up to everyone else to tell folks that they, themselves, use stainless steel that magnets do not stick to. I will not ever get offended. Your experience does not have to match mine, we are all entitled to different opinions as long as we all stay polite.