View Full Version : Hot Towels at Home
12-29-2011, 04:23 PM
Is the microwave OK for heating towels at home?
I would like to use them during those weekend shaves when I have the extra time.
Wet the towels then nuke them for 30 sec or so?
12-29-2011, 04:26 PM
Well, I frankly am not certain it would do anything. A microwave works by heating up the moisture within an object, thus cooking it from the inside. As such you will have to wet them, and at that you might be better off using the sink or if you really like it hot, getting a pasta pot, boiling some water, and sticking your head it.. :) Joking, I take no responsibility if you perform the later.
*Edit: Oops missed the last sentence: I don't think it would do any harm. Just be careful, don't leave it untended and be careful incase it superheats itself(read: Ouch)
12-29-2011, 04:41 PM
Microwaving the wet towel works great. I do 2 min in my 1500 watt microwave. just make sure the towel is wet not moist.
12-29-2011, 05:06 PM
As a new father, let me suggest . . .
a wipes warmer.
We thought it would be the last thing we'd want to buy. "What's wrong with just rinsing a washcloth with warm water?" we asked ourselves. Well, when the baby came and diaper changes became rather frequent, the time spent preparing a couple of thin flannel washcloths with warm water and diaper wash proved to be precious. So my wife finally got a wipes warmer. We even make our own wipes solution. I suppose the intent is for disposable wipes to sit in there, but we use flannel washcloths and the homemade solution, and the temp/convenience combination is GREAT.
1) Get a wipes warmer. We have a Prince Lionheart, made for reusable wipes and washcloths.
2) Soak washcloths in a solution of olive oil and warm water. Fold & roll to fit in the wipes warmer.
3) Put the filled warmer in your shave den and wake up to hot mini shaving towels.
12-29-2011, 05:07 PM
I have seen many threads on this. Using the microwave seems to be common. I have also seen a few people who have bought a towel warm from amazon. I just use the tap as hot as I can get it
12-29-2011, 05:10 PM
I've never done it myself, but I've heard of others doing it, and the reports are that it does work.
If I have time, weekends usually, I microwave a wet towel. Woks well but I'm interested in the wipes warmer.
12-29-2011, 06:40 PM
According to this barber a wetted towel in the microwave on high is the way to go.
12-29-2011, 07:11 PM
I've done this, and it works well. I roll up a wet towel and zap it for about 45 seconds or until I see steam. Feels wonderful on my face.
12-29-2011, 07:16 PM
It works, just be careful. They get super hot!
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.0 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.