Originally Posted by Ohio-Ed
I know you have an electric BK, so did you just tie the bag off so it couldn't come in contact with the element or just not worry about it?
I don't think there should be a problem with the bag melting if it comes in contact, but REAL sure I don't want to clean up the mess if I'm wrong.
Yeah.... I was concerned about the nylon bag melting if it touched the electric element, so I actually decided to just test it.
I weighed the bag down with a couple of stainless measuring cups and intentionally sat it down in the kettle so that it was draped over the element and making full direct contact with it.
I boiled it that way in water for 30 minutes and then pulled it out to see the damage.
It was in perfect condition. I was pretty happy about it.
edit: I have a 5500W ULWD element.