Hi Guys, how long do you boil the water for? Most formula tins say boil for 5 minutes....how am I meant to boil an electric kettle for 5 minutes? Should I boil the water in a saucepan instead? Or is a few seconds rapid boil enough to kill any germs?
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01-08-2014 10:57 #1Junior Member
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How long to boil water?
01-08-2014 11:01 #2Senior Member
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Just let the kettle do a straightforward normal boil. Don't worry bout the minutes. The temp of the water will kill the germs.
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01-08-2014 11:11 #3Senior Member
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I've always boiled in a saucepan.
01-08-2014 11:29 #4
I've always just boiled the kettle.
01-08-2014 11:49 #5
I used the kettle and popped the lid up so it will continue to boil for as long as I needed
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01-08-2014 12:44 #6
What is your water supply? When I was on chlorinated town water I just used the electric kettle. When on tank water I got a $8 stove top kettle from bigW and put a spoon in to prop open the lid so I could boil for 5 min without it whistling.
I know there is/was a water biochemist (?) mum on here who recommended the long boil for tank water.
01-08-2014 12:52 #7
Im a water chemist.
I would do a longer boil for tank water incase there are bugs in there.
Town supply water would be chlorinated so a kettle boil would suffice
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01-08-2014 19:14 #8
While we're on the water topic (sorryOT) has anyone just used bottled water ie MtFranklin without boiling it?
01-08-2014 19:16 #9
Missbear you need to use boiled water as the hot water kills bacteria growing in the formula
01-08-2014 19:21 #10
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