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Thread: Why not to use Teflon coated muffin pans?

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    Why not to use Teflon coated muffin pans?

    Been trying to find out why you can't or is not recommended to use teflon coated pans for ingots.
    Thanks for passing along any info.

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    When Teflon burns (smokes) it gives off a poison gas. Not good until it's burned off, then not a problem.
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    I've used one. The Teflon burns/bubbles and leaves a cratered finish on the ingots and the fumes are toxic. No big deal for me, I don't stand over the pan breathing the fumes and the cratered/bubbled finish don't matter...
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    Because it comes off the pan eventually. Google "Teflon flu". That being said I burnt the teflon off my pans before I poured any lead into them.

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    For months I argued with my wife about Teflon frying pans. I said they were fine in the dishwasher and she said "No. No way are my good pans going through the dishwasher!" I finally got exasperated enough to look it up on the internet and.........she was right! Teflon is NOT as securely bonded to those pans as I thought, so repeated runs through the dishwasher begins to remove the material and sometimes gets it in your cooking food later on.

    So, if a miserable dishwasher can pull the coating off what do you think lead at 750 degrees will do? Thanks Honey, learned a lesson or two there.

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    so if nothing sticks to teflon.. how do they get teflon to stick to the pan

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    I took mine outside and put a drill mounted wire brush to them. No more teflon.
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    Guess I burnt the teflon off mine. Was getting the bubbles , but this last batch of ingots are smooth

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    Silicon molds work for the guy on Youtube.
    They say up to 450 degrees on the label, so I've no idea how they'd hold up long term.

    Titan Reloading has the Lee ingot mold for $10.

    I use a ladle for my "muffins". I water quench it for fast cooling. About a minute, then I tip the result onto the cement floor (under the table, out of easy kicking range) to finish cooling. They don't stack well at all.

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    Don't try silicon molds for lead. Unless they are supported with another pan or something to the sort, the silicone softens (not melts), and will not stand/hold it's shape! Hot lead everywhere! BTDT...
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    Smoke4320, where do they get seeds for seedless grapes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by William Yanda View Post
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    Oil that's born from momma and pappa oil????

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    Teflon worked great , disappeared after the first one or two pours .... stacked just fine .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digger View Post
    Teflon worked great , disappeared after the first one or two pours .... stacked just fine .
    Oh my!
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    And I thought this 3/4 of a 55gal drum full of reclaimed range bullets I've been smelting was alot!!!

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    uh .... by the way (in case u missed it ) ... the 9 hole muffin pan that I used is down in the left hand corner ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Purcell View Post
    Smoke4320, where do they get seeds for seedless grapes?
    I'm not Smoke, but we get ours from the chocolate cow pattys out in the field.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digger View Post
    uh .... by the way (in case u missed it ) ... the 9 hole muffin pan that I used is down in the left hand corner ...
    Ohh no I didn't miss it, I was too busy admiring the stack of Brisk Ice Tea and Pepsi boxes!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 41 mag fan View Post
    Ohh no I didn't miss it, I was too busy admiring the stack of Brisk Ice Tea and Pepsi boxes!!
    Gotta have a little something to trade for the lead ......

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