Soap Making Pot
(Show Low, AZ )
Why do you have to use steel pots?
I have one of those large blue and white speckled pot and was all prepared to use it when I read on and it said I had to use steel.
I don't have a steel pot and don't want to buy one if you tell me this pot is okay.
Please get back to me asap I am itchen to get started:) Answer:
Soap making is a chemical process and sodium hydroxide (lye) reacts with different substances. Stainless steel is safe to use as it doesn't react to the lye.
The blue/black speckled pots are ceramic coated metal that can chip and often has pits in it that the lye can penetrate.
I personally wouldn't use one for soap making.
Don't despair though...a plastic pail would work just fine and can usually be found for free or very cheap.