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I've bought a new pair of Bauer Supreme 170 SR skates.

I'd like to bake my skates but I'd want to check the time and temperature needed.

Given that the skates didn't come with any instruction or manual, and I did some Google searching but didn't find anything, would someone here know?

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@edmastermind29: I edited the question to be about baking the skates, instead of how to research sources on this, and wonder if the question can be reopened in its current form as being on topic. –  Tom Au May 8 at 22:29
    
@TomAu Looks good to me...thanks for salvaging. –  edmastermind29 May 9 at 2:22
    
Can you bake any Bauer skate? I have the Supreme ONE20 skates and I just want to know if you can bake them? –  swaggy4lif3 Nov 8 at 1:39

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I'd recommend leaving it to the pros if possible. Newer materials used by manufacturers may be more easily damaged than they would be on some of the older models of skates, and some models might not recommend baking of any sort. Many hockey shops will do it for free or minimal cost even if you didn't buy your skates from them. However, if you don't have access to a local hockey shop, you can do the following - at your own risk of course - which I have done successfully.

  1. Loosen your laces and place your skates on a baking sheet. I usually put a towel on the baking sheet first to avoid the boot having direct contact with the metal. Set the baking sheet with skates aside for now.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. This would be a conventional gas or electric appliance - not convection, toaster, wood-fired or anything like that.
  3. Turn the oven off.
  4. Place the baking sheet with skates in the oven.
  5. Leave them in the oven for no more than 8 minutes.
  6. Remove them and begin lacing them up. Be firm but careful not to pull too much on the eyelets or you could rip them out.
  7. Sit with your feet in the skates for 15 minutes. Don't move around too much.
  8. Unlace your skates and let them sit for 24 hours.

You can do this one skate at a time or both at the same time. You can also repeat this at anytime to remold skates that haven't been used in a while or are going to be used on new feet. Again, try to let a hockey shop do this for you if can.

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