Hi Goo: (Et ali)
Great idea…with a few really serious issues.
Unfortunately, “silicone” doesn’t specify exactly which particular
formulation it is. A jewelry silicone mold wouldn’t be food safe.
(It’s like saying ‘brass’. Yeah, but which brass? Whatall’s in it?)
The other issue, even with a brand new injector is the lube oil in
the injector nozzle, and the oil contamination from the compressor.
(An injector with a hand operated air pump would still have oil
If you had one of the old hand pumped injectors that had a manual
wax pump that lived down in the wax melt, you might be able to clean
that up to food safe. (the old ones that had an open pot, with a
plunger and nozzle that stuck straight up out of the center of the
melt. Lots of fun, those. I still have one. )
If you had a lathe, you could certainly rip off the design to allow
you to machine up a stainless version that was food safe. (and that
didn’t have the original’s habit of blasting wax (chocolate) all
over the ceiling.)
It’s a great idea, and I wouldn’t hesitate to do it myself, or even
to serve them to family and friends. To allow customers (and their
lawyers) anywhere near it? Not on your life.
PS–> Your shop’s right around the corner from where I grew up. (Back
in old Beechwold) Next time I get home, I’ll stop in and say hi.