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Old 07-23-2011, 04:39 PM   #1
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Is sink able to withstand boiling water?

While my wife and I were enjoying a week at the shore we were cooking spaghetti noodles one evening and questioned weather the sink and plumbing would withstand boiling water. Not sure what the sink is made of but it seems like a plastic composite. I took the water and found a nice tree to strain the noodles by to make sure we didn't do any damage. Anyone have any thoughts on this topic. Sure would hate to ruin something out of stuppidity.
We did have a great week , the first full week in our trailer.
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Old 07-23-2011, 05:09 PM   #2
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we have poured boiling water thru ours. no problems so far. i wouldn't try grease or a hot pan though.
the water may be going thru fast enough that the plastic doesn't get too hot.
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Old 07-23-2011, 05:19 PM   #3
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No problems for the plumbing. Hot water is good to get rid of the grease in the pipes. But about the sink itself hot water is okay but boiling water I would not take a chance on this nice composite finish.
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Old 07-23-2011, 05:27 PM   #4
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The sink is made from ABS which has a melt point of 400+deg. Boiling water will not hurt it.
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Old 07-23-2011, 05:43 PM   #5
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Done this a lot of times with no problems. Should be fine. Randy
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Old 07-23-2011, 08:40 PM   #6
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Thanks for the quick answers!!
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Old 07-23-2011, 08:56 PM   #7
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Ditto on pouring boiling water in sink.
Do it all the time.
Big no-no on hot oil/grease but that goes for home too.
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It's the same plastic plumbing that most have in their stick homes, so Mangia! Enjoy your spaghetti!
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Were you able to cook the pasta completely? At the beach using a camping stove I ended up with a un-cooked gummy mess.
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Were you able to cook the pasta completely? At the beach using a camping stove I ended up with a un-cooked gummy mess.
I had this happen too when using a bigger pot. Water never got hot enough to boil. Only does with a small quart pot. So I got the microwave pasta cooker. And it is wonderful. Only way I cook pasta while camping now.
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