Treeze product care

Treeze product care

ScottA ScottA
I had some questions on the Treeze products (sanitization, oil lube compatibility), so I emailed Don Wands and after running some tests they sent me their recommendations:

Treeze products can be used safely with oil-based lubricants. Naturally condoms can't, so that may be a limiting factor.

Treeze products are nonporous, so no beasties can make their way into the toy and washing with soap and water, toy cleaner, or alcohol will take care of most cleaning tasks. Exposure to hot water, by dishwasher or boiling, can erode the urethane component, though, as can exposure to bleach. Don Wands recommends the use of condoms it you will be sharing the Treeze toys. (my note: if you have to sanitize the toy, a quick run over with bleach solution followed by rinsing will likely work fine, but I wouldn't do it too often).

The relevant excerpt of the last E-mail follows:

One of the factory employees and myself conducted some experiments on the Treeze last night and came to the following conclusions:

1. Treeze are compatible with oil based lubricants.
2. Treeze should be cleaned with warm water and antibacterial soap or wiped down with rubbing alcohol and then rinsed. We recommend that you use a condom on Treeze if sharing with multiple partners.
3. Treeze should NOT be boiled, cleaned in the dishwasher or soaked in a bleach solution because it will ruin the finish.
07/23/2009
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Luscious Lily Luscious Lily
Quote:
Originally posted by ScottA
I had some questions on the Treeze products (sanitization, oil lube compatibility), so I emailed Don Wands and after running some tests they sent me their recommendations:

Treeze products can be used safely with oil-based lubricants. Naturally ...
Thanks for following up on this! Urethane isn't a well-known material in sex toys, so I was curious about what was and wasn't ok. Great work!
07/23/2009
Alan & Michele Alan & Michele
Quote:
Originally posted by Luscious Lily
Thanks for following up on this! Urethane isn't a well-known material in sex toys, so I was curious about what was and wasn't ok. Great work!
It's probably a form of polyurethane, which is what a lot of condoms are made of. We've been told that those have no phthalates in them, if that's what you mean.
07/23/2009
Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
Quote:
Originally posted by Alan & Michele
It's probably a form of polyurethane, which is what a lot of condoms are made of. We've been told that those have no phthalates in them, if that's what you mean.
Well, Don Wands does make a few toys out of a hard Urethane which seems very similar to plastic.


Scott, do you think this would apply to those other urethane products as well?
07/23/2009
Luscious Lily Luscious Lily
Quote:
Originally posted by Alan & Michele
It's probably a form of polyurethane, which is what a lot of condoms are made of. We've been told that those have no phthalates in them, if that's what you mean.
It was more that I wasn't sure what cleaning methods were safe. I know there aren't pthalates, but no worries. I just know that some polymers don't play nicely with bleach or rubbing alcohol or heat, so since it wasn't explicit on the packaging or Don Wands page it's good to get the update.
07/23/2009
Epiphora Epiphora
Well, I'm not surprised they can't be bleached. Just another reason why real wood is better...
07/23/2009
ScottA ScottA
Before I heard back from Don Wands I investigated polyurethane, and there were several different formulations, some of which were more resistant to bleach than others (mostly coatings for concrete floors), and some that were less resistant to petroleum products (Diesel was the most commonly cited example. I didn't find much specific to urethane's use in sex toys...) Based on what I found, I'd say that non-petroleum oil lubes are OK for urethane, and that it's best to not expose it to bleach (even the more resistant products didn't recommend it). Heat/hot water (over 160F) was a universal no-no.

Based on what my cutting boards look like I'd be hesitant to use bleach on a favorite wood toy either, though. Raw wood doesn't like bleach, and unless you know what the finish is it's best to keep in mind that it might not like bleach either (urethane is a very popular wood finish). Oil can trap baddies... the list goes on. I think anything wood should probably be condomed up or kept to oneself for safety.
07/24/2009
Epiphora Epiphora
Quote:
Originally posted by ScottA
Before I heard back from Don Wands I investigated polyurethane, and there were several different formulations, some of which were more resistant to bleach than others (mostly coatings for concrete floors), and some that were less resistant to ...
NobEssence suggests a 10% bleach solution, and that is what I have been using on the Romp. I don't share it, but it's the only way to get the ass smell completely out. It has had no detrimental effect whatsoever.
07/25/2009
ScottA ScottA
I think a phenolic (think Bakelite) impregnated wood would probably be the best wood-base material, but it's probably very hard to make. Phenolic is highly resistant to almost anything.
07/26/2009
namelesschaos namelesschaos
Although this thread is a year old I still want to thanks SCott A for tracking down this info. I just reviewed a Trezze product and add so of this info to my review.
02/27/2011
Badass Badass
thanks guys
01/16/2012
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