Can I use an induction cooker to restore silica gel's water absorbency?

This question was posted recently - apparently after the OP was pointed to our site from the Electronics site.

Is it on topic?

NOTE: I've closed it as "off topic" under the assumption that it isn't suitable.

  • I don't see how it has anything to do with home improvement. – Tester101 May 4 '12 at 11:34
  • @Tester101 - neither do I, but I wanted to be 100% sure I wasn't missing something. – ChrisF May 4 '12 at 11:35

I'm not so sure... when I first saw the question you linked to, I thought he was talking about silicone gel, that you often see for cookware like muffin tins, cake pans and so on, which would make it off topic. Other household uses of silicone make less sense to me: I can't imagine anyone would scrape up their discolored silicone caulk, heat it and reapply it to their bathtubs, for example.

But take a look at this other question by the OP for context:

How do I know if the canister of silica gel or strips of vapor corrosion inhibitor have lose its effectiveness in absorb moisture?

It seems he's asking about a silica gel dessicant to prevent tools from rusting, which I think makes it on-topic. It just needs to be heavily edited, which I've just done.


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