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Using Vinyl Record Bowls For Food

I was looking at the page on how to make bowls out of old vinyl records. I also saw something on TV about a guy doing this for a living. Anyway, was wondering what you should do to make it water proof. I'm sure you couldn't put it in the dishwasher. But is there a way you could eat out of it?



Using Vinyl Record Bowls For Food

There are now directions on this website for making one: (06/07/2006)

By imaqt1962

Using Vinyl Record Bowls For Food

You can find them on Google, but here they are anyway:

  • Choose an LP with a colorful label.
  • Clean the LP with soap and water; dry well.
  • Preheat the oven to 350F.
  • Lightly oil one side of the LP (peanut oil is preferable, but any oil will do).
  • Place the LP oiled-side-down on the cookie sheet.
  • Set timer for 1 minute and 35 seconds.
  • Put the cookie sheet into the oven and start the timer.
  • After 45 seconds, flip the LP over so it heats evenly.

    When the time is up, take the LP off of the cookie sheet and begin molding, turning up the sides to create a wavy bowl shape. The bowl should not be too hot; if it is, wearing gloves does the trick. (Caution: Do not wear plastic gloves.) You have only 20 to 30 seconds of playtime to shape the bowl, so be nimble.


    If your bowl looks wrong, put it back in the oven for another 10 to 15 seconds. That will give you more playtime.
    If your bowl is still lopsided, put the LP back in the oven until it wilts into its original flat form and start again.
    The finished product will be smaller than you might expect. In-house research has shown that three bananas, one large apple, or four heads of garlic will fit into the average bowl.

    Good Luck! (05/21/2007)

    By Zoe

    Using Vinyl Record Bowls For Food

    While that's awesome artistically, vinyl is a very reactive plastic and will potentially leach plasticizer and polyvinyl chloride into the food that's in the bowl. While the polyvinyl chloride is molten, it is especially susceptible to leaching, so wearing gloves to make it would be very helpful. (11/28/2007)


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