Flower Nails Getting Discolored

Decorating By KerrieD Updated 21 Sep 2011 , 3:12am by cakegrandma

KerrieD Posted 20 Sep 2011 , 8:48pm
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I have 7" flower nails and I wash them by hand but they are sort of discolored and look like they rusted a little. I used a scouring pad and it is still like that. Has this happened to anyone...is it safe...are there other nails other than the heating core?
TIA

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instant-gratificaketion Posted 20 Sep 2011 , 9:11pm
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This happened to mine too. Waste of money to buy them to use as heating nails when they're only good for one cake/washing...

theCword Posted 20 Sep 2011 , 9:30pm
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happened to me too. i was taking the wilton course at the time so my instructor exchanged them for me. she's had hers for years and look perfectly new. mine on the other hand, were rusty after 1st use. she said she'd bring it up during her wilton meeting.

instant-gratificaketion Posted 20 Sep 2011 , 9:42pm
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I have to assume through the years they've gone from Stainless Steel to something cheaper.

traci_doodle Posted 20 Sep 2011 , 9:51pm
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I've had the same thing happen to me. I've been wanting to try these:

http://www.pastrychef.com/HEATING-CORES_p_1992.html

diane Posted 20 Sep 2011 , 10:05pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by traci_doodle

I've had the same thing happen to me. I've been wanting to try these:

http://www.pastrychef.com/HEATING-CORES_p_1992.html





Those look like they are flatter than the wilton ones...and if they are stainless steel, then I need to purchase these because mine have rusted too! icon_confused.gificon_confused.gif

Occther Posted 20 Sep 2011 , 10:14pm
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I bought those from Ateco at ICES in Chicago two years ago. Couldn't find them online - so was anxious to buy more from Ateco when I was at ICES in Charlotte. I love them. They don't rust. I often use more than they recommend on the package.

KerrieD Posted 21 Sep 2011 , 2:05am
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Thanks Traci_doodle - I just bought them. Price is good at Sur L T.

KerrieD Posted 21 Sep 2011 , 2:06am
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Thanks Traci_doodle - I just bought them. Price is good at Sur L T.

cakegrandma Posted 21 Sep 2011 , 3:06am
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If you use the Wilton metal flower nails as heating units then you need to make sure of a couple things. 1) Do not soak them in water, this makes them rust easier, wash right after you take them out of the cake. 2) After washing them, rinse and dry thoroughly, use a dry cloth to get them dry or they can rust. I've used mine for years by doing it this way and I do not have rust on them. Oh, don't put them in the dishwasher either.
evelyn

cakegrandma Posted 21 Sep 2011 , 3:11am
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If you use the Wilton metal flower nails as heating units then you need to make sure of a couple things. 1) Do not soak them in water, this makes them rust easier, wash right after you take them out of the cake. 2) After washing them, rinse and dry thoroughly, use a dry cloth to get them dry or they can rust. I've used mine for years by doing it this way and I do not have rust on them. Oh, don't put them in the dishwasher either.
evelyn

cakegrandma Posted 21 Sep 2011 , 3:12am
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If you use the Wilton metal flower nails as heating units then you need to make sure of a couple things. 1) Do not soak them in water, this makes them rust easier, wash right after you take them out of the cake. 2) After washing them, rinse and dry thoroughly, use a dry cloth to get them dry or they can rust. I've used mine for years by doing it this way and I do not have rust on them. Oh, don't put them in the dishwasher either.
evelyn

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