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Whippy

sock in the oven...lol..yeah...

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So I stepped in some water on the floor today by my sink. I had this super nice wooly socks on and suddenly one of them was wet! Rrrrr! Oh no! Must dry it! I read some journal about how the woman stuffed her socks into a 350 degree oven for 10 minutes. I don't have an oven...but I do have a toaster oven! lol. So I cranked it down a little to about 280, tossed in my sock and set it for 2 minutes. It dings and I go to look. The elastic turned into mozzarella cheese and my sock was holey all over. Okay, safety class dismissed. Remember students, small ovens make for swiss cheesed socks! *laughs*
Now I'm wearing two pairs of shitty thin socks on one foot to make up for the lost uber sock *sniffles* Yes, I still hate winter with a passion.
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Added: 5 years, 7 months ago
 
JeffyCottonbun
5 years, 7 months ago
I'm sorry for your sock :-/
You're not alone, i hate winter as well... with more than just a passion >.<
Whippy
5 years, 7 months ago
Yeah....*shivers* People don't realize it takes a lot more resources to keep warm than it does merely to lose a little heat.
MrSOCKS
5 years, 7 months ago
This trick *can* work, I should know.
But, WATCH YOUR SOCKS! They can dry much quicker than you think.
Whippy
5 years, 7 months ago
I tried holding them over my heater and squeezing them with dry towels at first. I even put them in the microwave XD. After all that, I thought the toaster oven would be a breeze. I guess next time I'll stay there and watch them..hehe, if there is a next time. ^^;
MrSOCKS
5 years, 7 months ago
280 might also have been a touch too high a temp as well.
Try something in the 150+ range next time.
CosmicMutt
5 years, 7 months ago
sorry to hear about your sock, but i love winter x3
i even leave my windows open during it~
Whippy
5 years, 7 months ago
ugggg o_o. I'm sorry but what planet are you from? lol
CosmicMutt
5 years, 7 months ago
lol, im not sure anymore. but i have a reason for liking winter and doing what i do xP
PlatinumPen
5 years, 7 months ago
At least your foot was not in it.
Whippy
5 years, 7 months ago
meep! Yes, there is that :P
PlatinumPen
5 years, 7 months ago
Chewy Foot! -om nom nom-
Whippy
5 years, 7 months ago
bad pony!
PlatinumPen
5 years, 7 months ago
What I was just going to make cupcakes with them.
Whippy
5 years, 7 months ago
But, they's better for walking, not nomming :P
PlatinumPen
5 years, 7 months ago
got any other body part I can nibble on?
Whippy
5 years, 7 months ago
With teeth? Nopers! XD sowee!
PlatinumPen
5 years, 7 months ago
OK then how about a part to lick? I'm hungry!
Whippy
5 years, 7 months ago
*wiggles his tail at you* :P
PlatinumPen
5 years, 7 months ago
-puts on fancy bib and hat- Excellent choice sir! Bon Appietet -begins licking- ah an excellent year
Whippy
5 years, 7 months ago
lol
PlatinumPen
5 years, 7 months ago
Well I would consider YOU fine dining so I have to dress the part XP
DraculJOSHI
5 years, 7 months ago
how do people get this stupid ideas of putting XY that into a oven/toaster/microwave/whatever?
It's so stupid! just let things dry normaly!
well, at least it was only a sock in your case and not a living being... and you haven't burned down your house while at it...
Whippy
5 years, 7 months ago
Uhmm...people hate having cold wet feet maybe? And perhaps they don't own a dryer. It was a thick very comfortable sock, I just wanted it dry in less than a couple of hours.  Besides, I learn better through experiences rather than negative judgements.
MichaelJBear
5 years, 7 months ago
Yeah... seem's to me that were in the same boat li'l bro... I really have over my head of the !"/&?$% of winter
Khzhak
5 years, 7 months ago
nufoot.com has wetsuit material as booties.  and only ten bucks a pair.  I'm wearing some now.

I also wear bridgedale, but that's like double the price and tough to find, even online.
Spuug
5 years, 7 months ago
Live and learn.
FoxWolfie
5 years, 7 months ago
You can dry pure wool or cotton in an oven, but I highly recommend that it not be much over 200°F. You cannot dry synthetic wool this way though. It can start to melt, or stiffen up, at as low as 140°.  This is the same reason that you should never put plushies in a dryer. The are usually made from acrylic, polyester or other synthetic fibers, which are just fancy names for types of plastic. Some can take more heat than others, but generally, anything that is not enough to be uncomfortable to touch with your bare hand is risky. Even when it doesn't start to melt, the fibers become stiffened, and the texture is never the same. I suspect your wooly socks were synthetic wool. Real wool would have smoked and burned if it got hot enough, but it wouldn't melt. It will discolor, turning browner at it approaches 300° and could catch fire if it gets too much over 400°.
Whippy
5 years, 7 months ago
Wow, so I still wouldn't have been safe at 200. Guess I found out the hard way that is it synthetic ^^;  Hmm, maybe it's time to invest in some real wool socks from now on ^^. Thank you for the info, I'll definitely put it to use next time! *huggles* ^_^
FoxWolfie
5 years, 6 months ago
Some synthetics can handle higher temperatures, but most that are used in clothing seem to fail if too much over 200°  Most used in plushies tend to fail even sooner.  Real wool socks won't melt, but they also tend to be a bit more itchy than synthetics.  Fake wool often feels better than the real thing, but it can't handle the heat as well.

I hate stepping in unexpected wet puddles when I'm wearing socks.
yiharbin
5 years, 7 months ago
RIP awesome sock of awesomeness
Whippy
5 years, 7 months ago
Yeah..*sniffle* twas an awesome sock indeed, I miss it already ^^; But I'm still wearing the other one.
yiharbin
5 years, 6 months ago
just one sock isnt as fun
FoxWolfie
5 years, 6 months ago
That depends on which part of your body you wear it on!
yiharbin
5 years, 6 months ago
O.O uh?
Irfie
5 years, 7 months ago
Seems no one has suggested a hairdryer yet? Just wear the sock on it and switch on... The sock looks funny on it, but it dries rather quick.
Try at own risk, though. Perhaps should test on the remaining sock before trying on a good pair.
Whippy
5 years, 7 months ago
I think i did that once a couple years ago. ^^; Rrrrrr! I totally forgot I even had a hair dryer here ^^; I'll have to do that next time, thanks!
Irfie
5 years, 6 months ago
Oh and by the way, I once tried to dry a plastic bottle above the toaster. The bottle shrank and shriveled, kinda funny.
Ramblo
5 years, 7 months ago
Ovens tend to overshoot the target temperature, so always preheat an oven or toaster before using it =3
bahamutdragons
5 years, 6 months ago
You put a sock in a toaster, then posted on the internet about it turns out that "putting a sock in a toaster is a bad idea".

You might want to reflect on that for a moment.
Whippy
5 years, 6 months ago
I did. I laughed about it. I like making people laugh too :p
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