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I patched the bottom of an iron pan we use for camping with liquid weld, is it safe to eat food cooked in the pan?

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thinkingtank
thinkingtank

5 years ago

Thank you to all! I had a friend of a friend with a torch & welder fix us up... I should have been more specific, it was an old pan we came by that had a tear in the bottom, we thought would be a good pan for camping. I can't figure out how the tear became, but filled the short slit with jb weld. My 6th sense told me to ask around before actually using it. THANK YOU ALL for your fast advice! :-)

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kelseymh
kelseymh

5 years ago

The general statement is NO. Most epoxies use organic solvents and VOCs which are more or less toxic. If you want a specific statement, then you should read the directions and warnings on the exact package of epoxy you used, and you should use Google to search for the MSDS (material safety data sheet) for the exact epoxy you used.

If you happened to use a certified "food-safe" epoxy, then yes, you can.

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Downunder35m
Downunder35m

Reply 5 years ago

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There are some epoxies available for food safe usage but even they would not help in the long run.
Epoxy is usually rated for around 120° C before it starts to soften.
I see very high chances of the expoy failing when cooking.
Personally I would not eat anything coming out of a hot pan fixed wth epoxy...

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

Reply 5 years ago

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Sadly have to pile on here, even food safe epoxies, lacquers etc aren't generally heat friendly.

If you camp enough to burn holes in pans you should probably look at cookware that'll stand the abuse as opposed to repairs, doesn't have to expensive so much as well chosen.

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Downunder35m
Downunder35m

5 years ago

I would not have wasted the time and money on epoxy but either used a welder to fix it or simply got a new pan....