We like honey at my house- on toast, in hot tea, on pancakes or French toast, et cetera- but we obviously don’t use it fast enough. Because from time-to-time we reach into the pantry to find the honey has hardened and become inedible. There are a few different ways I’ve heard of to liquify it again, but there’s only one way I use. Read this informative article and learn the safest way to remove crystallized honey from a plastic honey bear bottle.
The Problems With Using the Microwave or the Stove Top Method
Put your plastic bear in the microwave, even for just a minute or so, and it’s likely going to melt into a sticky, gooey mess. Why? Because the plastic bottle isn’t made to be microwaved. Even if it survives the heat, there’s the problem of toxic chemicals from the plastic leeching into the honey.
The same melting and leeching problems can occur if you place the honey bear bottle in a pan of water and heat it on your stove top.
The Safest Way Steps
Gather together a microwave-safe bowl, a butter knife and, of course, the bear bottle with the crystallized honey in it.
Step 1– Remove the top of the bottle and set it aside.
Step 2– Hold the bottle firmly with one hand while you shove the knife into the honey.
Step 3– Turn the bottle upside down over the bowl and dig chunks of the honey out. Continue doing this until all the honey you can reach is removed. There will be a bit of honey in the nose, ears, and other places you won’t be able to reach.
Step 4– Run hot water from your faucet into the bottle and shake it to loosen the remaining crystallized honey. Dump the water out. Repeat this process until the bottle is clean.
Step 5– Microwave the honey in the bowl until it returns to a liquid state.