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Old 04-21-2011, 02:52 PM   #21 (permalink)
 
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Ernie's post made me snicker. The water in our ultra sonic cleaner heats to 150 degrees.
The code 5 cups handle 3 cycles of 480 seconds without issue.

SO, one would think that the cups would hold up in the toaster oven at 120 degrees. NOT!
Thank goodness I used that little pan and not the wire rack:)
I can't explain what the difference is, as I thought temp was temp. As Ernie suggest, it doesnt work out quiet that way.
I believe that problem is that the heating element in a toaster oven doesn't just heat to the temperture that you set and stay there. The element itself only has two settings: off and HOT!!!! In order to hit the set temperature, the element cycles on and off as necessary. When it cycles on, the object being heated is hit with heat that's significantly higher than 120 degrees.
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Anyone ever look at the code on the cups at the fast food resturants??? They seem to be pretty stout and you can get large sizes. You want some fries with that sir???

Great point, John! We use the "Mickey D Extra Value" cup as a mold for wine glass stems and they work splendidly!

Frankly, it never occurred to me to use these as mixing cups, as they are too valuable as wine stem molds.

I'll have an answer to this question, tomorrow!
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I sooo know the feeling...

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Hey, I tried to warn you!

Don, thanks, I feel a little better knowing I'm not the only absent minded caster.
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