Tips: how not to lose small items in the pickle pot

Having to fish out small components from the bottom of your pickle pot is extremely infuriating. Here are some suggestions on how to solve that.

For larger items, a plastic basket that is as high as the pickle pot is the easiest solution. This one came from a cutlery cleaning product. It was much taller so I cut it to size. I use plastic tweezers to pull it out.

But sometimes items are too small to stay in the basket – granulation balls, small solder pallions that are extremely oxidized. In those instances I have to improvise.

My solution was to place them on a plastic spoon, suspended near the top of the pickle solution. I use third hand tweezers to keep it in place.
Just be careful not to overheat the pickle because it might melt the spoon.

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