Can I melt down juice, tea, or water bottles in oven?


Can I melt down plastic, tea, juice, or water bottles down in oven?

  5 answers
  • Ana Bacallao Ana Bacallao on Aug 01, 2018

    Please research this well as the last thing you'd want is to have harmful fumes inside your oven and house.

  • DesertRose DesertRose on Aug 01, 2018

    You should not do that as plastic gives off fumes that are deadly. Melting them may be the same as them melting in a deadly toxic fire.

  • Bijous Bijous on Aug 01, 2018

    Hi Linda. They release toxic fumes. That's why they're not rated for microwaves and should not be left in hot cars as the toxins leech into the food product inside.

  • Linda Ellcey Linda Ellcey on Aug 01, 2018
    Thank you, need to go to another idea, Do not want to trash them

  • William William on Aug 01, 2018

    Yes it is possible. One guy makes chairs out of melted plastic. There are several guides on melting plastic that show up when you search google for it. Basically, wash the bottles, cut 'em into small manageable chunks and pop them in a metal container and into the oven at 350F. It should take a few minutes for the plastic to melt.

    But remember, melting plastics will produce fumes which can be harmful if inhaled. Make sure to melt them in a well ventilated area. And if you're doing it in a room, it would be nice to have an exhaust fan in there. Also, check out this guide on what the different rating numbers on the bottom of plastic bottles mean, specifically, what kinds of plastic a number refers to and whether or not it is safe to melt that plastic