View Poll Results: Multi choice poll: Do you frequently eat food cooked in nonstick cookware?

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  • Frequently eat food cooked in nonstick cookware

    3 18.75%
  • Do not frequently eat food cooked in nonstick cookware

    8 50.00%
  • Consider nonstick cookware mostly safe

    1 6.25%
  • Consider nonstick cookware significantly risky

    7 43.75%
  • Other

    4 25.00%
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Thread: Do you frequently eat food cooked in nonstick cookware?

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    Nonstick cookware is so convenient and probably pretty safe at medium to low temperatures but there are some conditional risks cited also often. Wondering where the health conscious community here stands on nonstick cookware in terms of views on health risks/use.
    Way back we bought an expensive cast iron pan for cooking eggs but it has been collecting dust after couple of uses.





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    Coated pots and pans can present health hazards

    August 11, 2007


    It's easy to guard against the obvious kitchen dangers, such as a hot stove or sharp knives. But when you hear that pots and pans may be...

    Make sure nonstick pans stay nontoxic. The coating on nonstick cookware contains a chemical called polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE). DuPont’s Teflon is the most well-known brand. When heated to very high temperatures, this coating creates hazardous fumes. The synthetic chemical perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) is used to make this nonstick coating and has various other industrial applications. PFOA can cause cancer and birth defects in animals and may pose a risk to humans, according to Consumer Reports. The Society of the Plastics Industry, a major trade group, acknowledges that PFOA is found in the blood of 95 percent of the U.S. population “and is persistent in the environment, even in remote locations.”




    However, it appears that problems with nonstick pans occur only after overheating. Lab tests recently conducted by Consumer Reports showed that when new and aged pans were heated to 400 degrees, no significant emissions of PFOA occurred.
    If you use nonstick pans, you should be able to cook meat or eggs just fine if you heat the pan to medium (300 to 400 degrees) and then reduce it to low (200 to 300 degrees). DuPont does not recommend heating Teflon pans higher than 500 degrees.
    Remind everyone in your household to be vigilant when using nonstick cookware. A preheated pan on high heat can exceed 600 degrees in two to five minutes, according to the Environmental Working Group (EWG).

    Don’t get flaky. Particles from older nonstick pans can chip off and get into food. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has stated that these particles would pass through the body and not pose a health hazard. DuPont also insists these particles will not cause harm when ingested.
    Still, I’d rather use salt and pepper. Get rid of nonstick pans when they start to flake. Consumer Reports says flaking can result in uneven heating that may accelerate toxic emissions.
    Even if your pans have not started flaking, the Green Guide recommends replacing nonstick cookware after two years, since the coating may then begin to degrade.

    Plan your new pans. Nonstick pans certainly have advantages. You can use less oil and butter when cooking, which helps you eat healthier. You also may need less soap and water to clean them.
    But because of the risks from overheating nonstick pans, consider alternatives when it’s time to replace them.
    The Seattle-based Toxic-Free Legacy Coalition and other experts recommend stainless-steel, cast-iron and enameled cast-iron cookware as the best options.

    Although you may have to “season” cast-iron by heating and greasing it to reduce future sticking, these days you can also find cast-iron pans preseasoned, ready to use.

    http://www.seattletimes.com/life/lif...ealth-hazards/



    The dangerous kitchenware lurking in your home

    Published May 25, 2014

    There are hidden health dangers lurking in your kitchen—and it’s not the germy sponges or moldy foods. It’s the toxic cookware in your cabinet.

    Certain kinds of kitchenware could be discharging toxic fumes and chemicals into your food. Over time these foreign substances can build up in your body, potentially damaging your health.

    Pots and pans

    Nonstick pans are one of America’s favorite cooking tools; they are easy to use and clean, and they don’t require a lot of oil to grease the surface.

    As popular as these convenient pans are, many Americans are unaware about the toxic coating that forms the nonstick surface.

    Teflon, also known as PTFE, is a brand name for the special coating on nonstick pans. When these pans are overheated or left on the stove too long, the PTFE sometimes releases toxic fumes, which studies have shown can cause flu-like symptoms in humans and can be fatal to birds.
    Nonstick cookware can also leach another toxic element directly into your food. The chemical perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), which is used in the making of PTFE, has been denounced by many experts for its carcinogenic properties. Additionally, some research has shown that the chemical can increase the risk of high cholesterol levels, thyroid disease and infertility.


    Some experts argue that the amount of harmful chemicals and fumes from nonstick pans are not enough to make you seriously ill. According to their regulations, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) states PTFE as a coating is safe when used properly. But scientists are still indefinite on just how dangerous PFOA is to our health and more conclusive research is needed.
    Instead of rolling the dice and waiting for more concrete evidence, Glassman suggests users should err on the side of caution.
    “Although these chemicals in nonstick surfaces are in very small amounts, they do still stay in our bodies. And that’s not to scare people, you are getting a teeny bit in there. But when there are other great options out there, you have a choice,” Glassman told FoxNews.com.

    Safe alternative: Cast iron

    Safe alternative: Stainless steel


    Food containers

    It’s easy to hoard plastic take-out containers when you don’t know the real dangers pertaining to plastic.


    Safe alternative: Glass containers

    Take a rain check on your Tupperware parties and invest in some durable glass food containers.

    http://www.foxnews.com/health/2014/0...your-home.html



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    It's of the devil. I never use it. Cast iron with butter or coconut oil thank you very much.
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    Not much

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    Quote Originally Posted by William Tell View Post
    It's of the devil. I never use it. Cast iron with butter or coconut oil thank you very much.
    My cast iron is slathered in bacon grease.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tod evans View Post
    My cast iron is slathered in bacon grease.
    I voted yes, because....cast iron. Caphalon? Pssht. Got 'em. Use 'em. But, when I can I go with the cast iron. And, lo and behold, they clean just as easy as the non-stick blarkity-blark, As long as you don't let it sit overnight.
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    Cast Iron, ceramic, glass, stainless steel are my choice cooking ware.
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    If you know how to cook you don't need "non-stick".

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    Quote Originally Posted by donnay View Post
    Cast Iron, ceramic, glass, stainless steel are my choice cooking ware.
    I'm not a big 'put your foot down" kind of guy but these are the only things allowed in da house.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RJB View Post
    If you know how to cook you don't need "non-stick".

    I'm looking for a new cook, what is your schedule?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danke View Post
    I'm looking for a new cook, what is your schedule?
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    I knew there were other cast iron types here but didn't think it was, like, everybody.

    I just picked up my first Griswold last month. I haven't gotten it fully broken in yet - the seasoning is still not totally blackened - but if you haven't held a Griswold before... man, I picked it up in the antique store and only put it down to prove to myself I could. I even walked 50 feet away before I did an about-face and went back and bought it.

    Simply put, Griswold pans are not really significantly heavier than stainless or even thicker aluminum pans. And the surface on them is glass smooth.

    The really good pans sold today might come close to the dime store crap of 100 years ago, but nobody's making anything similar to the nicer stuff of yesteryear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by William Tell View Post
    The Dutchman's a better bet, he is a bird with a wood fired pizza oven and he kicks ass while wearing wooden shoes.
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    We have some Calphalon because my husband likes it but I don't use it. I prefer my cast iron. Other than being heavy, it's superior to nonstick in every way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fisharmor View Post
    I knew there were other cast iron types here but didn't think it was, like, everybody.

    I just picked up my first Griswold last month. I haven't gotten it fully broken in yet - the seasoning is still not totally blackened - but if you haven't held a Griswold before... man, I picked it up in the antique store and only put it down to prove to myself I could. I even walked 50 feet away before I did an about-face and went back and bought it.

    Simply put, Griswold pans are not really significantly heavier than stainless or even thicker aluminum pans. And the surface on them is glass smooth.

    The really good pans sold today might come close to the dime store crap of 100 years ago, but nobody's making anything similar to the nicer stuff of yesteryear.
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    I don't cook my food, so no.
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    my cast iron is virtually non stick.. voted "other"

    I have one steel pot.. not non stick.. it's for stock, soup and the occasional boiled potato for mashed - used to be for pasta too but wheat is off the list now.

    glass and ceramic for the oven

    There are a couple of unused pans around that allegedly are non stick and one enormous roasting pan.. with it's own rack. The rack is cast iron.. only been used a few times.. it's mostly to hold other pans in the oven when not in use.

    Here in Florida, the oven is more of a cabinet
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    I got some new pans at Costco. GREEN PAN. Stainless Steel with Thermolon Non-Stick. I looked up a lot of stuff about them and they seem to be legit, safe, and I can attest they are NON-STICK!
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    I got an old set with Teflon coating that are showing signs of wear... thinking of trying ceramic non-stick to replace. Also have a couple old cast iron pans that needs of cleaned & re-seasoned... when I can get to it.

    Voted 'other' as I cook primarily on the outdoor grill.
    Last edited by shakey1; 08-08-2017 at 01:36 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shakey1 View Post
    I got an old set with Teflon coating that are showing signs of wear... thinking of trying ceramic non-stick to replace. Also have a couple old cast iron pans that needs of cleaned & re-seasoned... when I can get to it.

    Voted 'other' as I cook primarily on the outdoor grill.
    Just soak 'em in vinegar...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tod evans View Post
    Just soak 'em in vinegar...
    ... maybe after I can get 'em sandblasted... they're good ol' cookware but they gotta lotta crud on 'em.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donnay View Post
    Cast Iron, ceramic, glass, stainless steel are my choice cooking ware.
    This^^It's nice not having to worry if flecks of nonstick garbage will come off in the food-especially pans used for cooking on high heat.(or layers of the nonstick goop melting into the oil)
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    Quote Originally Posted by shakey1 View Post
    ... maybe after I can get 'em sandblasted... they're good ol' cookware but they gotta lotta crud on 'em.
    Try it....

    No need to blast 'em...

    Throw 'em in a plastic container and pour the cheapest vinegar you can find over 'em and come back in 4-5 days...

    Scrub with steel wool and season.

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    I came up on a couple of boxes of cast iron full of many different sizes for $60 at an estate sale.

    I had been collecting Griswold and Wagner pans since before people remembered how good they were. These boxes were stuffed with them and lids!

    My mom and sister have been plundering my collection, they borrow them and latch on with the death grip

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    Quote Originally Posted by tod evans View Post
    Try it....

    No need to blast 'em...

    Throw 'em in a plastic container and pour the cheapest vinegar you can find over 'em and come back in 4-5 days...

    Scrub with steel wool and season.
    Cheapest as in lowest acetic acid content?

    I have some 20% around here I use to kill weeds in the garden, I would think it would be better/ faster

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Northbreather View Post
    Cheapest as in lowest acetic acid content?

    I have some 20% around here I use to kill weeds in the garden, I would think it would be better/ faster
    Why waste it?

    It's under 2 bucks at the store...

    But yeah it'd work faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Northbreather View Post
    I came up on a couple of boxes of cast iron full of many different sizes for $60 at an estate sale.

    I had been collecting Griswold and Wagner pans since before people remembered how good they were. These boxes were stuffed with them and lids!

    My mom and sister have been plundering my collection, they borrow them and latch on with the death grip
    Clean them up and you made a very nice profit right there. So, apparently did your mom and sister.
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    Theye have combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution,

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    Quote Originally Posted by phill4paul View Post
    Clean them up and you made a very nice profit right there. So, apparently did your mom and sister.
    Too bad they're not for sale.

    The Dutch ovens are amazing. Any one who knows about wood or metal fabrication (especially any who's ever made a box or something with a lid) would be impressed by the tolerances with the fit of the lids.

    They fit better than most modern sets

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Northbreather View Post
    Too bad they're not for sale.

    The Dutch ovens are amazing. Any one who knows about wood or metal fabrication (especially any who's ever made a box or something with a lid) would be impressed by the tolerances with the fit of the lids.

    They fit better than most modern sets
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Northbreather View Post
    Too bad they're not for sale.

    The Dutch ovens are amazing. Any one who knows about wood or metal fabrication (especially any who's ever made a box or something with a lid) would be impressed by the tolerances with the fit of the lids.

    They fit better than most modern sets
    They don't have to be for sale to have made a nice profit. You got them for a steal. One Griswold would pay or the whole lot. Very good find.
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    Theye have erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

    Theye kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies

    Theye have combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution,

    For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

    For cutting off our Trade with parts of the world:

    For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

    For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:

    Theye plundered and destroyed the lives of our people.

    Theye are at this time transporting Armies of Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy of a civilized nation.

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    Copper bottom stainless or cast iron is the way to go for quality results, health issues aside.

    They're expensive, but treated well they'll last a lifetime (or two or three).
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