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Old 02-24-2008, 01:42 PM   #11
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I never suggested that I was looking for sanitization.

I just want the water hot enough to destroy germs and bacteria. And it IS a proven fact that bacteria start to die in 140-degree water.

If you feel that 140-degree water is not enough to burn, then try bathing in it. I keep the water heater set at 120 degrees to save on gas to heat the water.

212 degrees is enough to destroy all microorganisms in the home. 250 degrees is what the temp is taken to when something is sterilized in a pressure steamer, as in the case of surgical instruments in dentist offices and hospitals.

Yes, bleach is also a germ killer, but is also murder on aluminum. And yes, sanitizing and sterilizing are two different things.
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Old 02-24-2008, 02:10 PM   #12
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Corey, Mozart isn't saying that 140 degrees is not hot. You are not reading what he is typing. He is saying that while 140 degrees kills MOST bacteria it is not hot enough to kill all BUT that the detergent used, which normally contains some chlorine bleach, is what REALLY helps with the sanitation of things like your plastic cutting board. It's not the water alone. Without that chlorine bleach you MIGHT be just spreading some bacteria to every dish in your dishwasher.

Somewhere you are missing what he is saying as you have said it several times now.
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I want live steam.
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Old 02-24-2008, 07:13 PM   #14
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Corey, Mozart isn't saying that 140 degrees is not hot. You are not reading what he is typing. He is saying that while 140 degrees kills MOST bacteria it is not hot enough to kill all BUT that the detergent used, which normally contains some chlorine bleach, is what REALLY helps with the sanitation of things like your plastic cutting board. It's not the water alone. Without that chlorine bleach you MIGHT be just spreading some bacteria to every dish in your dishwasher.

Somewhere you are missing what he is saying as you have said it several times now.


I got what he said.
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Old 02-24-2008, 10:19 PM   #15
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i agree that we should all be careful in the kitchen, to keep things safe and clean. i do think people sometimes go overboard.

i do keep a roll of paper towels , on a standing rool holder on counter in bathroom as well. don't want guests drying hands with my face towel, safter for them and me as well.

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