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Weinberg's Melting Pot & UTEE
Melting Pot® Tips
The Melting Pot is designed with a BUILT-IN TEFLON
PAN. This pan houses the heating element underneath
and is NOT removable.
When you first plug in your pot, the GREEN light
will come on to tell you there is electricity going
to it. The RED light goes on and off, cycling as the
UTEE needs to melt at the highest setting (340
degrees F). You should always use the lid when you
are not pouring. It keeps in the heat and keeps out
MOST IMPORTANTLY- ALWAYS work over the Non-stick
Craft Sheet. It is a glass infused Teflon sheet and
nothing sticks to it.
The word "MAX" is etched into the
built-in pan. You generally want to fill your pot
with UTEE right to this line. This is the most
efficient way of working.
You can add the UTEE FLEX during the melting process
or after the UTEE has melted (it doesn't matter).
The FLEX scoop comes vacuum-packed in the jar of
UTEE comes in a variety of colors: Clear, White,
Black, Pearl, Gold, Platinum, Bronze, Interference
Blue, Red Hot Red, Violet, Green Zinnia, Fuchsia,
Blue Iris, Sunflower Yellow and Tiger Lily.
It is important that you DO NOT STIR WHILE MELTING.
This creates air bubbles. Just have patience and let
everything melt on its own. Then you may stir gently
using the Non-stick Kool Toolz Spatula.
If you have some leftover UTEE in
your pot and you're not ready to turn it off or
clean it out, add a scoopful of other colors and
cover till they melt.
Don't stir them. Let them melt and stay in their
individual spots. Then, sprinkle in a tiny drop of
White UTEE and use the tip of your Kool Tool Spatula
to gently marble the colors. Next, pour out the
entire mixture on your Non-stick Craft Sheet and put
a cookie cutter into it. Remember you have so many
UTEE colors to choose from. Tthe combinations are
Dye For™" as an Additive
TO DYE FOR is a heat ink additive
designed to cook at high temperatures. It is NOT a
dye or a pigment ink refill. TO DYE FOR was designed
to be used with Clear UTEE, White UTEE and/or Pearl
UTEE. You may get a different look with all of them.
Squeeze just a small amount of this thick,
(sometimes gooey), additive into your pot of melted
UTEE. Then stir it thoroughly with the KOOL TOOLZ
SPATULA (which is both heat resistant & non stick).
To Dye For colors can be intermixed. 3-4 drops of
Magenta mixed with one drop of Blue will make
Purple, and so on.
When mixed and stirred thoroughly into clear melted
UTEE, TO DYE FOR will create a transparent, almost
stained glass look. When mixed in with White or
Pearl UTEE it creates a soft pastel look, or you can
stir gently to form a marbled pattern.
Dye For™" with White Opaque UTEE
Try adding white UTEE! You can add
WHITE UTEE to any "To Dye For" color that you've
made. By adding White, you can turn the
transparently colored UTEE into an Opaque color and
lighten it a bit.
To Dye For comes in 6 bright colors. All of them can
be mixed into Clear, White or Pearl UTEE after it
has melted in the pot. All of them can be changed
into a "Faux Stone" color by simply adding White
UTEE to Clear UTEE mixed with a To Dye For color.
Included in the Melt Art line is a
two-part silicone molding putty called Mold n' Pour
. It is so simple to use! The package comes with a
purple putty and a white putty. You simply use an
equal amount of both. Knead them togther in your
hands for no more than 20-30 seconds to form a solid
purple color with NO white streaks. Then, press this
ball of purple putty on ANY object you wish to mold
(think charms, statues, pins, broaches, etc....it is
harmless to almost everything) and wait 7-10 minutes
for it to become a hardened mold.
Once hardened it can be used over and over till
eternity! But, It can never be changed. You can fill
your silicone mold with UTEE, soap, candle wax,
paper clay, polymer clay (which you can also bake in
the mold), plaster, butter and even chocolate. Just
keep your mold dedicated to whatever you use it for.
Don't mix craft products with food products.
UTEE will harden in the mold within 1-2 minutes and
be ready to wear as a pin or adhere to a card.
Leave the pot on the highest
temperature setting. Use the
Kool Toolz Spatula to scrape out as much as you
can on to the Non-Stick Craft Sheet.
Let the UTEE harden on the Non-stick Craft Sheet.
Save it in a baggie so that you can may re-melt it
Using paper towels, wipe the pot out thoroughly
until there isn't a speck of UTEE left. Turn off the
TIP -When your pot is brand new, the UTEE
will pop right out of it, with no help, after it
cools down. However, after many uses it's best to
follow the directions above.
Weinberg Answers Questions UTEE & Melting Pot
- Should I melt directly in
the Melting pot or use the
- Personally, I have always
preferred to melt directly in the pot. The built in
pan cannot be removed, although some
people have tried!!!
This pan houses the heating element so please don't
try pulling it out - it ain't budging!!
project pan doesn't seem to let the UTEE
melt..am I doing anything wrong?
- Absolutely not !!
To get the best results with UTEE, soap and wax
etc., remember the following:
1) Use the lid:
Of all the mediums that you can use with the Melting
Pot, embossing powders will take the longest time to
melt. By using the lid, you will trap the heat and
speed the melting process. Staying away from cool
drafts or direct air currents from fans or A/C units
will also help the melting process.
2) Melt mini batches:
For faster melting times, try adding small amounts
of your material into a pre-heated Melting Pot. Once
all the contents are fully melted, add more
material. Repeat until you have a full Melting Pot.
3) Do not mix or stir:
Mixing and stirring can cause air pockets and
bubbles to form within your melted material. Those
bubbles will remain in your art even after the
material has cooled. So remember, if it¹s a smooth
and solid effect that you desire, resist the urge to
4) Are you using a Project Pan?
First, make sure the Project Pan is securely in
place. Before plugging the Melting Pot into the
wall, position the Project Pan into the permanent
pan by inserting the tab at the back of the pan into
the corresponding slot in the Melting Pot. The clips
at the front of the Project Pan should fit tightly
over the connection bars on either side of the
Melting Pot¹s permanent pan, just behind the spout.
Since the clips are bendable you may need to pull or
push them into the proper position. Now that the
Project Pan is in place, press down on the pan to
ensure that you have a snug and tight fit. Remember,
you can achieve faster melt times by creating the
best possible contact between the Project Pan and
You will find the Project Pans work best with
products that have a low melting point such as batik
wax, candle wax and gel, soap and hot glue. The
Project Pans are the ideal way to keep all your
different Melt Art mediums separate and avoid having
to clean any waxy or soapy residue from the Melting
Pot's permanent pan when making candles or soap.
My suggestion - the one that I always use:For
the fastest melt times with UTEE, pour the material
directly into the Melting Pot's permanent pan
and save the Project Pans for your other materials.
UTEE is easy to pop out of the permanent pan once it
cools and hardens or to wipe off once most of the
material has been poured out of the Melting Pot.
Please note that there is a thermostat in the pot,
similar to the one on your oven. This means once the
Melting Pot has heated to the desired temperature it
will turn off. When the thermostat senses that the
temperature has cooled to below your setting, it
will turn on again and start to heat the pot. This
- After I get my pot out of
the box, then what?
- Firstly, make sure you also
got the lid out of the box..it is behind the
cardboard...now, don't laugh..you have no idea how
many people threw theirs away without realizing!
Next, send in the registration card to Ranger (not
to us) in case anything ever goes wrong with the
- How can I make different
colors of UTEE?
- While not the professionally
correct way, I often make my own custom colors of
UTEE by adding dry pigment powders in very small
amounts of about a half jar of either Clear or Black
If you add Interference Pigments (like Violet,
Green, Blue) to Black UTEE you get spectacular
bright UTEE colors.
I often add dry red pigment to my Clear UTEE to
create a vibrant Red UTEE, as seen in my kitchen
Wear a face mask when using airborne products like
dry pigments. Add about a level teaspoon to 1/2 jar
or more of UTEE and shake vigorously in a closed jar
so the pigment attaches to the UTEE.
Then I melt it or use it with my heat gun for
- What is UTEE
- UTEE is the acronym
Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel. Are you
kicking yourself now???
- How do I clean the
- Aha...the MOST
frequently asked question:
1. The pot has a Teflon coating. When new, or
only slightly used, the UTEE should lift out
easily once the pot has been turned off and
completely cooled down.
2. If the pot has been used many times a
build-up will occur that makes it more difficult
to get the UTEE out. So, the best thing to do is
get it out while the pot is still on.
3. I use my KOOL TOOLZ spatula (which is
both heat resistant and non stick) and I scrape
out the UTEE onto my non stick craft sheet.
Then, WHILE THE POT IS STILL ON AT A FULL 340
degrees I use wads of paper towels or old
disposible rags and I carefully and methodically
wipe the pot clean. Then, turn it off and allow
it cool. The UTEE on the craft sheet can always
be reheated at another time.
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