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BERLIN, GERMANY - MARCH 27: A medical volunteers dressed in a protective suit, mask and goggles exchanges her latex gloves before receiving more visitors to test them for Covid-19 infection at a tent set up outside next to a doctor's office on March 27, 2020 in Berlin, Germany. Doctor Ulrike Lipke said she set up the tent as a way to offer testing yet avoid possible coronavirus infection inside the premises of her practice. Germany is seeking to radically ramp up its coronavirus testing capacity to up to 200,000 tests per day by the end of April as a means to allow people to return to work and hence get the crisis-stricken German economy back into gear. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

A face mask is an essential part of your outfit these days. If you’re wearing disposable masks, you need to keep them sanitized. Apparently you can do so using your Instant Pot!  You just need a paper bag, distilled or boiled water, disposable gloves, a multi-cooker, a paper clip or stapler, and a rack so that your mask won’t touch the water inside the cooker. You start by putting water in the pot and then you add the rack. Put your disposable mask in the paper bag. Make sure that the rack is tall enough so that the bag and mask don’t touch the water. Afterwards, use the ‘sous vide’ function on the Instant Pot. Set the temperature to 149 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes. The video says this process can work on the disposable masks up to five times. You should only do this when you have a shortage of masks.

The Department of Homeland Security posted a YouTube Tutorial:

 

Multicooker Decontamination of N95 Respirators

The information contained here describes research about possible methods for filtering facepiece respirator decontamination for SARS-CoV-2. This decontaminat...