A broken deodorant stick is as useless as lips on a brick...or is it?
For this experiment, I'm going to add to my current one with one that broke earlier.
Here is what you are going to need:
2 deodorant sticks if you are combining, or 1 broken one if fixing.
1 dry paper towel
1 damp wash cloth
Step 1: Setting Up
Crank the remaining part all the way down to the bottom of the container. Most sticks ride on a solid platform, some do not. This way you are covered in either case plus it lowers the containers center of gravity so is is less likely to fall over.
If you are repairing one, place the broken part in top of the platform and turn the knob so it is lowered as far as possible.
If you are adding to one, this is also the time to add bits of the older one.
**Important** roll the damp wash cloth up and wrap around the base of the container. This helps to stabilize the container and also control any leaks in the remote chance the container gets over microwaved.
Step 2: Now You're Cooking!
Generally, clear sticks take 15 to 25 seconds while solids take about 45 to 60 seconds to melt completely. If yours isn't completely melted in the container, continue microwaving in 10 to 15 second intervals until melted.
**Standard McClown Warning** Caution! Contents HOT!
Note of interest: This brand I used is called 'Axe' and it had a foil label. Notice I said 'HAD a foil label', since it doesn't anymore. The fireworks weren't devastating or even spectacular in the least, but they were still there. It is reminiscent of microwaving a cd or dvd. The reason I mention this is to add the fact that you should be careful of any metal in the container ( although it is rare that any is used in them anymore) and remove any non-microwavable material.