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Food safe material to line or seal a metal ball? Answered


I have an aluminum rice steamer ball that I need to seal the interior of.  It will hold candies so it needs to be food safe.  I'm looking for either some sort of food safe epoxy or silicone material that I can use to either just plug the steamer ball holes or line the entire interior surface.  Any ideas?


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petercd
petercd

Best Answer 6 years ago

A food safe silicone sealer would be my 1st choice, failing that, Id use a fish tank type sealer, if its safe for fish it wont have that vinegar curing smell and should be human okay.

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jenglish9
jenglish9

Answer 6 years ago

Thanks Peter.

I was hoping someone might know of a silicone sealant that is food safe. I suppose "aquarium safe" might need to be good enough.

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seandogue
seandogue

Answer 6 years ago

FYI jenglish9, one source... Rust-Oleum makes a suitable coating, in spray can ~ $10.

Search for "Rust-Oleum food grade silicon"

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jenglish9
jenglish9

6 years ago

That's just a pic I found on the internet of the streamer ball I have.

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

Answer 6 years ago

Its still food safe,whichever aluminium ball you have.

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jenglish9
jenglish9

Answer 6 years ago

OK, I'm aware that it's food safe as is, it was made to cook food..... I'm looking for way to seal the holes that is food contact safe.

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

Answer 6 years ago

You might have been one of these people who thinks aluminium is hazardous to health.....

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

6 years ago

Bear in mind that aluminium develops a coating of sapphire on it, when exposed to the air - that vaguely green colour you have there is a sign its present. Sapphire is effectively inert to everything but concentrated lye.

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

6 years ago

If it was safe to put cook rice in it, its safe as it is.