sterilizing cardboard egg cartons

Go down

sterilizing cardboard egg cartons

Post by Mrs. Beach on Sat Apr 14, 2012 7:40 pm

This may be a dumb question, but is there a way to sterilize cardboard egg cartons that had eggs in them and might have salmonella on them? Can you nuke them or something? I've read salmonella can live on dry surfaces for "several weeks".
avatar
Mrs. Beach
Show Mouse
Show Mouse

Posts : 1074
Join date : 2012-01-12
Location : Silver Spring, MD

http://mrsbeachsbrindleempire.tripod.com

Back to top Go down

Re: sterilizing cardboard egg cartons

Post by renapopma on Fri Apr 27, 2012 5:53 pm

Hello. That's an interesting question. I've heard microwave ovens do not do a good job as they don't heat evenly enough. Freezing doesn't work either. The products used usually might destroy the cardboard or give the mice tummy aches at the very least. If you find something, I'd love to know about it. Take care.

renapopma
Fuzzy
Fuzzy

Posts : 85
Join date : 2012-03-12
Age : 55
Location : Central Texas

Back to top Go down

Re: sterilizing cardboard egg cartons

Post by [Dino] on Fri Apr 27, 2012 6:03 pm

I've heard about freezing, but that only works if you have a industrial freezer that goes below a normal freezer's temperature.

[Dino]
Fuzzy
Fuzzy

Posts : 71
Join date : 2012-04-05
Location : Belgium

http://dino-s-wonderful-creatures.webnode.nl

Back to top Go down

Re: sterilizing cardboard egg cartons

Post by Mrs. Beach on Fri Apr 27, 2012 6:18 pm

I think just letting them sit around for a few months ought to do it.
avatar
Mrs. Beach
Show Mouse
Show Mouse

Posts : 1074
Join date : 2012-01-12
Location : Silver Spring, MD

http://mrsbeachsbrindleempire.tripod.com

Back to top Go down

Re: sterilizing cardboard egg cartons

Post by Laigaie on Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:00 pm

According to Wiki, "Salmonella are not destroyed by freezing.[7][8] Ultraviolet radiation and heat accelerate their demise; they perish after being heated to 55 °C (131 °F) for 90 min, or to 60 °C (140 °F) for 12 min."

I'd bake them, then, at any old low temperature (however low your oven goes; mine only goes down to 170F) for fifteen minutes or so.
avatar
Laigaie
Hopper
Hopper

Posts : 383
Join date : 2012-04-08
Age : 31
Location : Fayetteville, AR

Back to top Go down

Re: sterilizing cardboard egg cartons

Post by Stina on Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:11 pm

I'd put them in the oven at 200 degrees or so for half hour to an hour...I don't think it would heat all the way through in 15 min...and 200 degrees is not hot enough to ignite paper/cardboard

Stina
Hopper
Hopper

Posts : 391
Join date : 2012-01-12

Back to top Go down

Re: sterilizing cardboard egg cartons

Post by Mrs. Beach on Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:39 am

Ah! The scientific solution! Thanks, Stina!
avatar
Mrs. Beach
Show Mouse
Show Mouse

Posts : 1074
Join date : 2012-01-12
Location : Silver Spring, MD

http://mrsbeachsbrindleempire.tripod.com

Back to top Go down

Re: sterilizing cardboard egg cartons

Post by Laigaie on Sat Apr 28, 2012 3:22 pm

Half an hour to an hour certainly won't hurt, but if you've opened up your egg cartons, they should heat through by the time your oven is fully pre-heated. Though cardboard is a very good insulator, they're not corrugated.
avatar
Laigaie
Hopper
Hopper

Posts : 383
Join date : 2012-04-08
Age : 31
Location : Fayetteville, AR

Back to top Go down

Re: sterilizing cardboard egg cartons

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum