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Microwave bed warmers - opinions?

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Microwave bed warmers - opinions?

One of our hot water bottles has expired, and I was thinking of trying one of those new-fangled microwave versions.
Any gotchas or things to consider, or are they all much of a muchness?
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Re: Microwave bed warmers - opinions?

Read this before deciding.
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There are a lot of extremely varied views on the Amazon web site: http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=microwave+hot+bottles&tag=googhydr-21&index=aps&hvadid=7...
Bit of a love'm or hate'm it seems...
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It was only quite recently my old Mum's stone bottle surfaced. The cork stopper washer has perished. But is otherwise quite serviceable.
My ex-wife always said; a shared hot water bottle is one of those nice romantic parts of marriage...nuff said!!
Experience; is something you gain, just after you needed it most.

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Re: Microwave bed warmers - opinions?

Quote from: Petlew
It was only quite recently my old Mum's stone bottle surfaced.
I remember them - showing age  Cry
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Many of these do not have flammable fillings but it is all too easy to overcook them in modern powerfull ovens nevert the less. The elderly are generally not well founded into safe, exact microwave operation. The use of aroma therapy seems to be most unwise.
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It was only quite recently my old Mum's stone bottle surfaced.

I had an iron shelf out of the Yorkshire Range oven wrapped in a blanket Cool
Microwave bed warmers sound a bit iffy to me but these are probably extreme cases.
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The elderly are generally not well founded into safe, exact microwave operation.

Absolutely right. Many simply don't believe timings in seconds will do the job and promptly add 10 minutes of their own.
In my early days with Hoover Ltd; some microwave ovens were sent over from the US for evaluation. They were in their infancy here then but were fairly well known in the states. They were extremely low power by today's standards but were still capable of causing extremely high temperatures in any liquid if left heating for too long.
And, heating continues in the medium being heated after the machine is switched off. This is most noticeable in gel type mediums. Hence the instruction for "waiting" time given in most microwave recipes.
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Re: Microwave bed warmers - opinions?

Many thanks for all the comments.
Looks like the wheat, gel etc are ones to avoid. I'll experiment carefully with a plain water type and a microwave that can be timed to the second.
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Re: Microwave bed warmers - opinions?

i find it odd that in these days of central heating one would need such an article as a hot water bottle.  my bed has duvets under and over and is toasty warm the moment i 'hit the hay'.
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Electric blanket all the way.
Although when I was about 15 I was sat in bed lisrening to music and I could smell burning, I lifted my quilt cover and the electric blanket had burnt a hole in my matress and quilt cover, right where the lead joins the blanket. Apart from that though electric blankets are great.  Cool
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Not sure I want to lie in a bed all night that has been eradicated by microwaves - all sorts of potential health issues there i suspect.
I worked with radio waves a lot of my life and have begun to wonder if that is the cause of my little problem.
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That's the problem with modern yoof nowadays. They haven't experienced ice on the inside of their bedroom window.  Central heating indeed!
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That's the problem with modern yoof nowadays. They haven't experienced ice on the inside of their bedroom window.

I have! At my last house my window didn't close properly.  Winter was horrible and our landlord was rubbish Sad
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Well if you will live in an old castle what do you expect  Grin Grin