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3233Re: remove melted rubber

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  • Kyle
    Sep 6, 2011
      Excellent! Thanks for the rundown, will give it a try.

      -Kyle

      --- In vacuumcoffeepotcollector@yahoogroups.com, "John A." <kreuzueber.halbmond@...> wrote:
      >
      > Hey Kyle,
      > Welcome to the group. As to the baked on rubber, get the lower unit good and hot, then unplug. Protect all of the Bakelite and surrounding surfaces (and your skin). Carefully apply some Easy-Off oven or grill cleaner to the area with a soft brush or super-soft cotton cloth (avoid over-spray). Let it work for a short time, then the cooked on crud should loosen and come off without much effort. You just don't want to scrub or rub too aggressively. Clean and rinse thoroughly to remove all residue. Definitely not recommended for glass, but won't harm chrome. Dayseal.com sells the silicone replacement gasket for this pot.
      > Good luck,
      > John A.
      >
      > --- In vacuumcoffeepotcollector@yahoogroups.com, "Kyle" <hoodoorocket@> wrote:
      > >
      > > Hello All,
      > >
      > > This is my first post here. Loves me some vacpot coffee!
      > >
      > > Here is a brief rundown on my vacpot history before I ask my questions:
      > >
      > > Had a sunbeam C20 that got destroyed along with most of my vintage mixer collection. It made the best coffee I've ever had, and was dead on consistent.
      > >
      > > Replaced that with a McKee stovetop which made OK coffee. I appreciated it more after using my next setup, and after finding out that McKee was manufactured not far from where I'm at.
      > >
      > > Found a NIB cory stovetop with the ground glass seal and glass filter rod. I assumed it would be better than the cruder cheaper McKee, but I have never been able to coax good coffe from it, now matter how coarse or fine I grind.
      > >
      > > Finally got a near mint sunbeam C20 replacement, at an excellent price. The ruber seal was supple and new looking but completely melted on the the shakedown cruise. I have always heard the horror stories, but I have had good luck with old seals until this one.
      > >
      > > My question is:
      > > Anybody know a good way to remove the rubber from the lower pot lip that wont ruin my minty chrome or invest 100s of hours of manpower? A chemical soak or a heat method perhaps?
      > >
      > > Thanks,
      > > Kyle
      > >
      >
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