TL/DR: Can I sterilize classic white material Aneros with boiling water? For how long would I need to cook it to get it sterile but without it bending?
Today I’ve received a “new” Aneros from Amazon which was packaged extremely untypically and to make it very short it very obviously had been opened before and actually carelessly repackaged before being sent to me.
Curiosity got the better of me so I actually took a hesitant sniff from “far” away since it at least looked clean (without taking it out of the box). And all I could smell was the typical box smell.
Either way, that delivery was unacceptable and I contacted Amazon about it. The guy on the phone had a heavy accent and besides apparently not comfortable with products of that type I’m not sure if he understood the issue in the first place.
He put me on hold for a few minutes and when getting back to me he offered a partial refund – which I declined, of course.
He offered two more options: Return it to get it replaced or get a refund and keep it (to possibly buy a new one).
Since the easiest way for me was the last option I chose that.
I already ordered a new one (hoping to not get a used one once again) but that will take a week to arrive (although it was the second last in stock – no idea why shipping would take so long).
But I’m… not that patient and would like to give it a try. So I’m wondering if it’s ok to boil it in water to sterilize it and if so, how long is safe for it until it starts to get out of shape? (Having bleach at home is not common over here in the EU so using that instead isn’t an option.)