R-0870 Powder clumping on scoop

thecardmaker

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May 27, 2020
67
Houston, TX
Does anyone one else have problems with the powder clumping up on the scoop & turning black? I have to clean mine after every other test. I'm SLAMming right now so its frequent. I brought a cloth to wipe it but that doesn't work. I have to use a toothpick to pick it out. Is this a high humidity thing? Or am I complaining about something everyone deals with?
 

JohnT

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Apr 4, 2007
9,858
SW Indiana
It’s a pain, but normal. Moisture is the issue. As long is it turns the sample pink it’s still good. My current stock is from 2012 and works fine.
 
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Holydoc

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Jul 17, 2016
418
Navarre/FL
Its a humidity thing. I have to clean my scoop after every test as well. I always take a paper towel, twist it from the corner so that I have a tip on it, use the twisted tip to clean the inside of the scoop. Paper towel is then used to dry testing containers as well. Just stuff it in the testing container and then rotate the towel while holding the container still. Instant clean and dry.
 
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lager1829

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Jul 8, 2015
146
Lancaster County, PA
Its a humidity thing. I have to clean my scoop after every test as well. I always take a paper towel, twist it from the corner so that I have a tip on it, use the twisted tip to clean the inside of the scoop. Paper towel is then used to dry testing containers as well. Just stuff it in the testing container and then rotate the towel while holding the container still. Instant clean and dry.
I stick the scoop in the SpeedStir to rinse off the powder that sticks then dry the scoop.