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Heating times are only a guideline and should be adjusted to suit personal requirements. Please read the recommended heating time that is stitched into the Wheat Bag and follow carefully. If the heat is not strong enough increase the heating time but do not exceed 150% of the instructed time. Eg: suggested time = 2 minutes so you can safely heat to 150% of this = 3 minutes.
Place the Wheat Bag into the microwave; ensuring it does not obstruct the turntable. It is recommended that water is also placed in a separate container within the microwave when heating the Wheat Bag. This creates humidity within the microwave, preventing the grain from drying out, this maintains the effectiveness of the Wheat Bag. After heating, evenly distribute the wheat within the bag by giving it a little shake. Test the Wheat Bag on the forearm, tolerance to heat can vary especially in the elderly and young.
Care needs to be taken when removing the container of water from the microwave as it will be extremely hot. A container of water does not have to be used; the Wheat Bag can be heated by itself if necessary. An alternative way to combat the grain from drying out and extending the life of your Wheat Bag is to us a water mister (like used on plants) - it can be sprayed 2-3 times lightly misting the Wheat Bag before heating. Please ensure that the Wheat Bag is not wet - this can be done every 6 heatings or so.
If your Wheat Bag is sectioned gently shake the bag to ensure the wheat is evenly distributed to avoid the seams splitting.
It is recommended that the Wheat Bag be completely cool before reheating. However if it has cooled and further heating is required it can be reheated for half the recommended time. If overheating occurs, a burning smell may be detected. Carefully place the Wheat Bag onto a non-combustible surface such as a kitchen sink. Allow to cool completely then discard. Wheat Bags are not recommended as bed warmers. Old, dry and overheated Wheat Bags have the possibility of combustion when placed under blankets or bedding where heat cannot escape. Wheat Bags are not recommended for children under 3 years of age.
Place the Wheat Bag into a plastic bag, seal and leave permanently in the freezer until required. Remove from the plastic bag & apply.
Make sure the Wheat Bag is completely cool and moisture free before storing in a cool dry place. It is recommended that the Wheat Bag be heated once a month for maintenance.
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We hope you enjoy. Remember a Wheat Bag is designed to warm a person not a bed.