Best oven for baking polymer clay: toaster, clay/craft, convection, or...
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i just use the oven too. while we talking cooking polymer clay tho if you bake a piece and then find (cause it was a bit too thick really) that it has not quite cured can you put it back in later? and if so would you cook it for the full time again or just for a little while?
(sorry to threadjack but almost the same topic!)
Posted at 9:01am Aug 27, 2008 EDT
I use a convection toaster oven, sculpey thermometer, tinfoil tent over my pieces, blank white printer paper which keeps the bottoms from being shiny. I'll soon be experimenting with a ceramic dish, to better regulate heat.
I've read too many concerns about sculpey/pc to bake it anywhere near food. Plus, I have accidentally burned pieces a handful of times (which is where serious concern lies, the gasses released from a burning piece are toxic) so this way I can bake sculpey far away from the rest of the house.
It's more work sure, but I wouldn't risk it the other way.
Posted at 9:07am Aug 27, 2008 EDT
I have the ameco craft oven, it looks like a toaster oven but it's NOT. It only goes up to 300 degrees and my clay always comes out baked perfect. I do use an oven thermometer when preheating it.
I got mine off the joann's website when it was on sale and they had a free shipping code day so it only cost me 39.99 compared to 59.99 plus shipping.
I love my oven. I use to use the regular oven but one we have electric stoves in FL and use up a lot of electric to be used a lot and two I was concerned about baking foods having read that the fumes stay stuck inside the oven that can get into your foods.
Posted at 9:11am Aug 27, 2008 EDT