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19 January 2013 @ 10:20 pm
I just purchased two cups over on mc_sales, and want to be able to sterilize my cups once they arrive. I've got a small Lunette and a large Feurcup headed my way, and I would like to be able to boil them if possible. I looked all over Lunette's website, but couldn't find any recommended boiling time that was safe for that cup. Feurcup I couldn't even navigate the site, so I'm asking you all for your help! Does anybody know how long to boil these cups?
bec_clothcyclebec_clothcycle on January 20th, 2013 04:00 am (UTC)
boiling cup
boiling the cup for 5-10 minutes is enough. You can not really overboil as long as long as the pan has plenty of water!
chamekkechamekke on January 20th, 2013 04:51 am (UTC)
Just wanted to add a suggestion that's come up here from time to time, which is: it can't hurt to nest your cup inside a metal whisk as you boil it. This keeps it submerged yet safe from scorching.
okwaho_okaraokwaho_okara on January 20th, 2013 05:03 am (UTC)
I boil my Fleurcup for 5 minutes :)
Sarcasticia Nitpickersontisiphone on January 20th, 2013 08:10 am (UTC)
mod note
Hi storm_sight! Could you please do me a favour and remove the gendered language from your post? We explain why we ask this here. Thanks.
m03m on January 20th, 2013 09:25 am (UTC)
Boiling times do not differ from one silicone cup to another. I also agree that you cannot overboil a silicone cup.

I find the Fleurcup site easy enough to navigate, not sure why it's not working for you, but it does not mention boiling.
juliiie87juliiie87 on January 20th, 2013 10:45 am (UTC)
The instruction pdf (in 6 languages) mentions boiling for 3 to 5 minutes. You can find it at the top of their "questions and answers" page.
Also, OP, the website translates into 6 languages by clicking on the appropriate flag at the top of their home page.
m03m on January 20th, 2013 11:47 am (UTC)
Ahh, you're smart, I didn't even bother to open the PDF. :-)
storm_sightstorm_sight on January 20th, 2013 06:54 pm (UTC)
Didn't even see the pdf link, I just skipped right over it... T_T Thanks!
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on January 20th, 2013 04:18 pm (UTC)
The bad news is that boiling does not kill every bad microbe. The good news is that most cannot live outside a host for very long so the chances of catching anything from a used cup -- even if you didn't boil it -- are pretty slim.

If you're worried, try other methods as well. Alcohol or a 10% (1 tablespoon per cup) bleach solution or even Lysol spray shouldn't hurt medical grade silicone. Needless to say, rinse it off well before you use the cup. ;o)
storm_sightstorm_sight on January 21st, 2013 01:19 am (UTC)
Thanks folks! Good to know that I'm not going to destroy my cups.