[Sca-cooks] A Warning Was Cleaning metal

Daniel & Elizabeth Phelps dephelps at embarqmail.com
Wed Sep 17 19:26:58 PDT 2008

Was written:

> A friend suggested putting the item in a black plastic bag, covering it 
> with ammonia, and putting it in the sun to heat up for a couple of hours. 
> Ammonia is not as toxic as oven cleaner, just don't mix it with vinegar or 
> another acid.  I haven't tried this myself.
Do we have a chemist on the list?

While I am not a chemist... please... please... under no cercumstances mix 
ammonia with chlorine bleach either.  It is my understanding that the gas 
generated in the reaction of those two substances is quite toxic.


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