why not my home oven?

why not my home oven?

Post by Joani Burtar » Mon, 11 Nov 1996 04:00:00



Hello.

     I'm new here, and caught the tail of a thread about alternatives to
using your home oven.  Why is this necessary?  Appreciate your advice.
Joani

 
 
 

why not my home oven?

Post by Desiree McCrore » Wed, 13 Nov 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

> Hello.

>      I'm new here, and caught the tail of a thread about alternatives to
> using your home oven.  Why is this necessary?  Appreciate your advice.
> Joani

The bake-off residue from polymer clay clings to the inside of an oven
wall, like the residue from car plastics cling to the windows of a car.
The freed particles also get into the air. These by-products are
considered toxic. Reheating the surface has the potential of freeing
that residue, allowing particles to mingle with whatever else is baked
in that oven.

So, many are concerned that their baked food could be become
contaminated with toxic particles and/or that their general exposure to
the air where polymer clay is baked is risky. They prefer baking their
polymer clay in a separate appliance which is located in a separate
place, like outside or in a garage.

Although, this contamination is certainly a possibility, others feel
that this risk is acceptable. Ultimately, it really boils down to
weighing the issues and making a personal, hopefully informed choice.

Desiree

 
 
 

why not my home oven?

Post by MOOSEHOR » Wed, 13 Nov 1996 04:00:00


Has anyone tried baking poly in a covered container, like a large oven
roaster within a regular oven? I wonder if it would contain all or most
of the emmisions? Might be a good "beginners option".
Erin

 
 
 

why not my home oven?

Post by peacoc.. » Wed, 13 Nov 1996 04:00:00


WELL i'll tell you.  I will bake things in my own oven.  Because I really
want to work in this clay -- it's a new find for me and is so wondcerful I
cannot tell you.  Also, I live in a small new york apartment and don't
have a garage or outdoors or the money to buiy another stove.  So there
you are.  It's my tiny apartment sized oven.