If You Wear N95 Masks, You Can Clean Them In An Instant Pot
Is there anything the Instant Pot *can't* do?
Several months into quarantine, it's fair to say we're all super used to the whole mask thing by now.
But one thing that's still a bit of a chore is cleaning them. Or, if you have disposable masks — like the N95 — keeping a stash stocked.
For the latter, according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, there's an easy at-home method to clean and decontaminate N95s. And all you need is one thing...
An Instant Pot! 👇
You'll place your mask in a paper bag...
Seal the bag, then put it on an elevated surface over a bit of water...
Secure the lid and set the temp to 149°F. Let it go for 30 minutes:
Testing showed that this method was effective in decontamination.
Specifically, the "moist heat" (sorry, their words) works to decontaminate the mask. The paper bag allows steam to get through and disinfect — without destroying the mask with too much moisture.