I Boiled My Krona to Death!! : (

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by RocketMan, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. RocketMan

    RocketMan Member

    Well, still learning about razors! I had a couple of metal Gillettes I wanted to clean. I put them in boiling water for 10 minutes like I have read. I also threw in a perfectly mint Krona that needed cleaning. BAD idea. Plastic no likey!

    The twist knob at the bottom split in two places and fell off and the handle finish is now a flat crappy black. From vint-age to garb-age all in a quick 10 minutes.

    So sad - so I guess ya can't boil em all!

    That Schick did have crap inside - as most 'found' TTOs. How the heck do you clean a Krona out then??

    signed: sad in front of the stove
  2. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    Sorry to hear about that.... but rest assured that you are not the first to do that.

  3. mmack66

    mmack66 Member

    Ultrasonic cleaners work pretty well.
  4. rodd

    rodd Knotty Boy

    Yikes, you are the second rocketman I know who has done that. Sorry for your loss!
  5. RocketMan

    RocketMan Member

    Thanx for the sympathy Fuzzy - It makes me feel better.

    I smacked my Chrysler really good last week and I didn't feel as bad then as I did today screwing up my razor (don't tell my psychiatrist! hehe)
  6. RocketMan

    RocketMan Member

    Maybe we just have our heads in the clouds!!! Ha! Nahh, more likely it is a stellar optimism that everything always works out! Rocket on .....
  7. MTgrayling

    MTgrayling Rocket Man

    Yes, unfortunately it seems common with Rocketmen.


    Yah, that's it. :cool:
  8. RocketMan

    RocketMan Member

    Yowzers!! Now THAT is a boiled razor! Yikes!!!!

    The tip on yours seems to be metal. Mine was the all black version and the tip melted right nicely too!
  9. Gillette_Man

    Gillette_Man New Member

    This thread is depressing me. Next time, use Scrubbing Bubbles to get the gunk out.
  10. cooncatbob

    cooncatbob Member

    They're razors not potatoes :happy102
    No need to cook them, though I'd say that ones done.:eek:
  11. Truckman

    Truckman New Member

    Yeah, I ruined a bakelite handled brush last week doing that. I don't know what the heck I was thinking...."Yeah, just toss it in with the razors!"

    Dumb A$$! (me...that's not directed at you...just clarifying)
  12. RocketMan

    RocketMan Member

    The great thing about 'cooking' is that it is a great sterilization method. I picked up a super slim twist today that was just disgusting - I have no idea how a person could shave with such a gross thing. But at least I can see that dirt and scum - it is on the outside.

    It is the crap inside of the TTOs that I think can benefit from a good boil. Scrubbing Bubbles doesn't really get in there that good either. A good old fashioned boiling (just like a potato) and the odd razor has actually made razor soup! I would prefer that the crud comes out, rather than leech out as I use the razor. Maybe I will just stay away from plastic razors - wouldn't be that bad! (didn't actually realize the Krona was plastic).

    My only other thought is letting them soak in Isopropyl for a couple of days.

    It is probably the Howard Hughes in me!! I do think that fastidious hygiene on these used products is very important though.
  13. Truckman

    Truckman New Member

    I'm with ya, man. I picked up a couple last week that I almost put rubber gloves on to handle....I did choke my OCD revulsion down though and use my bare hands...but they did get a good boil....

    Actually, now that I think about it, it was the OxyClean soak, not the boiling that did it to the bakelite brush I mentioned above....I tossed it in the OxyClean and the handle emulsified, with the top layer coming off...still ruined, either way...

  14. Crankymoose

    Crankymoose Member

    +1 to both above

    if you guys are doing this to clean them as you can see it is not working, scrubbing bubbles and some patience is all you need, if you are doing it as a health precaution you are way over reacting not necessary at all but if you must then try barbicide
  15. TorzJohnson

    TorzJohnson Member

    This reminds me of the time that I bathed my pet lobster in boiling water. :(
  16. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    At least he was some use after the cooking

  17. UncleStu

    UncleStu Member

    Note to self: Learn from RocketMan, do*Not* boil plastic razors! :eek:

    My sympathies, RM, that's too bad. :(
  18. cooncatbob

    cooncatbob Member

    The water doesn't need to be boiling to soften the crud.
    Take the water up to 200 degrees max, turn off the heat and let them soak till the waters cool.
    Also add some baking soda to the water.
  19. SlagleRock

    SlagleRock Member

    What he said. With all of the great products that Bob makes you can bet he knows exactly what he's talking about!
  20. Hanspleasure

    Hanspleasure New Member

    My very first find was schick dial for $2 and I boiled it too.. now it has a very distinct look and feel to it! ;)

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