[Histonet] Cleaning molds

chapcl <@t> yahoo.com chapcl <@t> yahoo.com
Thu Aug 26 11:16:34 CDT 2010

Back when I was using metal cassette lids and an autotechnicon (so no cleaning in the processor) I would throw all the lids and molds into a pot after embedding. Throw a bit of laboratory detergent in, fill with water, and boil on a hot plate. Once I got to a rolling boil, I would turn the heat off. By the end of the day it was cool.  Peel the paraffin off the top, then rinse the molds. 

Worked great!  Didn't even need mold release. 


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From: "Webb, Dorothy L" <Dorothy.L.Webb <@t> HealthPartners.Com>
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Date: Thu, 26 Aug 2010 10:53:58 
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Subject: [Histonet] Cleaning molds

Does anyone in histoland clean their embedding molds in a dishwasher?  Otherwise, besides placing in the cleaning cycle of your processor, how do sites clean their molds??  Simple, but plaguing question!!!!!!!  Thanks all!

Dorothy Webb

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