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Would you eat Teflon?

February 18, 2014

I do have several non-stick skillets, but everything else is stainless steel, cast iron, stoneware, or enameled cast iron. I use a lot of wooden utensils (some my son made). I prefer storing and serving in glass, but I still have plenty of plasticware on standby. I use wooden cutting boards because they don’t grow germs and can heal themselves.


If you are cooking your food in nonstick Teflon pans, you are ingesting all the chemicals that make up Teflon.  You are also breathing in the fumes as the pans heat up.  There have been many reports on the negative effects of using nonstick pots and pans as well as cooking with aluminum.

I grew up as a child eating everything cooked in aluminum pots and pans or fried in cast iron skillets.  Then about the time I got married nonstick cookware was all the rage.  I had nonstick everything, never really thinking about what I was ingesting after having my food cooked in these pots and pans or what I was breathing into my lungs as these pots and pans heated up.  Going to antique stores and seeing the lovely glass refrigerator dishes made me want them because they were pretty and represented a time we all refer to as the…

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  1. Thank you for sharing.

    • You’re welcome. It was important to share. I’m convinced that a lot of our current medical problems are due to the junk in our foods. Anything that we can do to limit that is important.

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