After last month’s Tip of the Month regarding Corks and corking we had a flurry of comments on putting shrink caps on bottles. Many do not share Tim Vandergrift’s recommendation of using a kettle, or stove top element to put on the shrinks on bottles. And we agree!
One of the best ways to heat your shrinks is to use a pot of boiling water. Bring a pot of water containing a minimum of 3” in the bottom of the pot to a roaring boil. Continue the boiling throughout the process. Use a spoon or a Fast-seal tool to hold the shrink cap in place on top of the bottle and dip the bottle into the pot of boiling water. Basically in and out is all that is required
If you would like to see what the Fast Seal tool looks like ask the next time you are in the store and we will show you. This in-expensive device sells for $4.95 and will save your precious digits from any hot water.