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Vice in the dishwasher?
  • rookrook
    Posts: 1,604
    About twice a month I give my mainstream toys a free ride in the upper rack of the dishwasher. Seems to help keep them glistening white and remove any residue from oil or fat based lubes. I've not seen any roughness or pitting from this and my Helix has been through well over a dozen trips since it was new.

    Since the vice is dark and the silicone surface tends to bead water like a greasy surface, it's hard for me to tell how greasy it might be getting.

    Is there any experience on running silicone toys in the dishwasher or has anyone asked support for their cut on this ?
  • B MayfieldB Mayfield
    Posts: 2,077
    Rook,

    Silicone can withstand very high temperatures (>than 650 degrees Fahrenheit) without breaking down, in fact they make baking sheets out of it these days! Given that the temperature of boiling water is 212 degrees, there really is no problem at all in disinfecting silicone toys in this way, particularly with a high grade silicone such as is used in the VICE. To clean, REMOVE THE VIBRATOR and place it in boiling water for 5 minutes. Yes, the dishwasher is an easy way to clean it as well. TOP RACK ONLY! I would strongly recommend placing it inside of a nipple cage (used for baby bottles). Some dishwashers have trays for smaller items to be used on the top rack (you want to avoid the VICE being agitated by a jet of water and falling down to the lower rack or into the base of the machine near the heating element).



    BF Mayfield
  • Love_isLove_is
    Posts: 1,672
    Hello Rook, :)

    Yep, I can attest that oil based lubes on silicone toy do accumulate even though hand washed with soap. And much like Brian mentioned, most companies that make 100% silicone toys say that dishwashing it on the upper rack is safe. I boil mine in a pot of water for 15 minutes. And I can see the oil lube residues at the water line on the pot afterwards. Afterwards, it is nice and shiny new looking. :)

    Love_is
  • rookrook
    Posts: 1,604
    tks gents,
    Into the dishwasher it has gone! The vibe cavity slipped right over one of the spikes on the upper rack -- perfect fit!

    Must remember to remove it soon. Guests are expected later this afternoon and the gal is a compulsive kitchen helper. "Here, I'll empty the dishwasher for you," ... etc. :o :roll: ... "Oh where does this go ? "
  • B MayfieldB Mayfield
    Posts: 2,077
    Rook,

    Over one of the spikes...now why didn't I think of that! Good call. With regard to that "where does this go" question, you might respond...."let me show you...." LOL.


    BF Mayfield
  • CockadoodleCockadoodle
    Posts: 397
    ROTFLMO

    I boil mine with a little dish washing liquid. Works great.

    Man...just learning how to use the VICE, but it's a whole 'nother orgasm, man. Very hot.

    Cock