Boiling clothes in saucepan...

(8 Posts)
PassTheCremeEggs Sun 31-Aug-14 08:27:49

Would there be any reason why you couldn't use the saucepan for cooking afterwards? Is it just if you're dying clothes you shouldn't? DH is boiling a t-shirt to try and shrink it. I'm pretty sure this is a stupid question and I know the answer but I just want to be certain!

PassTheCremeEggs Sun 31-Aug-14 08:28:42

Oh and the t-shirt is new, has been washed twice and is clean

Eastpoint Sun 31-Aug-14 08:30:50

No. When I was little my mother used to boil my father's shirts in a saucepan.

member Sun 31-Aug-14 08:33:07

No, some people boil pans with biological washing powder to remove burnt food from pans so there is no reason not to provided the pan is subsequently conventionally washed and rinsed well.

NorbertDentressangle Sun 31-Aug-14 08:33:29

oh I don't know the answer (but will hazard a guess that it will be fine) but you've reminded me that my mum had a big metal bucket she used on the hob for boiling clothes, it was just for that purpose.

I think it was my Dad's shirts she boiled but not sure what else.

YeGodsAndLittleFishes Sun 31-Aug-14 08:40:39

The only thing I can think of about saucepan use is to not use acid s in an aluminium saucepan, as the metal will dissolve a bit at a time.

Boiling a tee shirt should be fine, just wash it afterwards. smile

PassTheCremeEggs Sun 31-Aug-14 14:18:03

Cheers all!

ilovechristmas1 Sun 31-Aug-14 22:06:38

wow just reminded me my mum and nan always had a special pan for boiling hanky's tea towels etc,wish i had one

i would not use one for food though,these pans were just for boiling flannels,t towels etc

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