Doing emulsion lifts can be done even easier if you zap the water in a microwave proof measuring cup for about 2 minutes (get it to about 180 deg. F), then pour it over the Type 59 image and let it sit in the hot water until the emulsion gets little bubbles on top. By then the water will be cool enough to use bare hands in and you can easily lift it off. I use a pyrex baking dish to hold all the stuff.