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Stewie
06-26-2011, 01:06 PM
Current non-stick cookware will be outlawed starting in 2015. The manufacturing process uses toxic ingredients that have shown up in ground water. The pans themselves do not introduce toxins into your food. However, an unattended pan that's heating can introduce toxins that are fatal to pet birds.

America's Test Kitchen has tried alternatives to "teflon" and none of them maintain their non-stick for more than a few weeks.

ATK's recommendation? Cast Iron! It's the ultimate non-stick surface if it's cared for correctly.

Your Grandma was right.

Fire Me Boy!
06-26-2011, 01:07 PM
FUCK YEAH!

Fire Me Boy!
06-26-2011, 01:07 PM
Now let me read the thread so I can see what it's about.

Rain Man
06-26-2011, 01:09 PM
Time to go buy stock in cast iron.

Al Bundy
06-26-2011, 01:13 PM
Current non-stick cookware will be outlawed starting in 2015. The manufacturing process uses toxic ingredients that have shown up in ground water. The pans themselves do not introduce toxins into your food. However, an unattended pan that's heating can introduce toxins that are fatal to pet birds.

America's Test Kitchen has tried alternatives to "teflon" and none of them maintain their non-stick for more than a few weeks.

ATK's recommendation? Cast Iron! It's the ultimate non-stick surface if it's cared for correctly.

Your Grandma was right.

I use Lodge as the 2 I have are pre-seasoned items. However I enjoy my calphalon stuff so the eco-terrorists can suck my balls.

Stewie
06-26-2011, 01:17 PM
I use Lodge as the 2 I have are pre-seasoned items. However I enjoy my calphalon stuff so the eco-terrorists can suck my balls.

You can still use your Calphalon, it just won't be available in its current form. Buy a bunch in 2014.

I'm thinking they might come up with another process that's not toxic. Although I've heard they've tried and nothing has worked... yet. They have time.

Rain Man
06-26-2011, 01:19 PM
My mother had a cast iron skillet thing that we used to make grilled cheese and stuff. The thing was so heavy that it had its own gravitational well. We were always finding disoriented cosmonauts near it.

BCD
06-26-2011, 01:27 PM
I don't have pet birds. Looks like I will be stocking up.

Over-Head
06-26-2011, 01:29 PM
LOVE my cast Iron pans, always did, always will.

Baby Lee
06-26-2011, 01:41 PM
The one thing I can't cook [one the stovetop] without teflon is corned beef hash. Even then it has to be good quality teflon.

I recently came up with cooking it in my Flavorwave. That way it's not the pan/dish heating it, but the infrared bulb above.

NewChief
06-26-2011, 01:42 PM
I haven't had a single piece of teflon cookware in 10 years.

Just Passin' By
06-26-2011, 01:48 PM
Current non-stick cookware will be outlawed starting in 2015. The manufacturing process uses toxic ingredients that have shown up in ground water. The pans themselves do not introduce toxins into your food. However, an unattended pan that's heating can introduce toxins that are fatal to pet birds.

America's Test Kitchen has tried alternatives to "teflon" and none of them maintain their non-stick for more than a few weeks.

ATK's recommendation? Cast Iron! It's the ultimate non-stick surface if it's cared for correctly.

Your Grandma was right.

I'm not aware of any such ban, and a Google search did not turn one up. Do you have a link on this subject?

Stewie
06-26-2011, 01:54 PM
I'm not aware of any such ban, and a Google search did not turn one up. Do you have a link on this subject?

It was on America's Test Kitchen show yesterday. You have to pay to see anything but the basics on their site.

Adam, the equipment guy, had a specific story on the ban and what pans work as a replacement.

Rudy lost the toss
06-26-2011, 02:00 PM
Yeah ok

Just Passin' By
06-26-2011, 02:04 PM
It was on America's Test Kitchen show yesterday. You have to pay to see anything but the basics on their site.

Adam, the equipment guy, had a specific story on the ban and what pans work as a replacement.

Adam must be talking about companies (DuPont) agreeing to phase out PFOA, but I don't believe that's an actual ban.

Stewie
06-26-2011, 02:13 PM
Adam must be talking about companies (DuPont) agreeing to phase out PFOA, but I don't believe that's an actual ban.

I did some research and you're right. PFOA is the culprit and it's not a ban because the EPA doesn't have that authority. It appears to be an occupational hazard and localized to where PFOAs are used. Kind of like asbestos.

John Locke
06-26-2011, 09:25 PM
The name is ScanPan....also compatible with induction stoves...best pan set I have ever owned. Scanpan.com

Johnny

|Zach|
06-26-2011, 09:26 PM
My pans be fucking up my birds!

SLAG
06-27-2011, 01:19 AM
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_P8wBVd7tz-g/S4XS7wdsEuI/AAAAAAAAAIc/3jkRkQy62Us/s1600/PeteyDumbandDumber.jpg

Pretty Bird!

Rausch
06-27-2011, 02:31 AM
My mother had a cast iron skillet thing that we used to make grilled cheese and stuff. The thing was so heavy that it had its own gravitational well. We were always finding disoriented cosmonauts near it.

My great grammy was German.

Probably why we didn't have that problem...

boogblaster
06-27-2011, 08:37 AM
castiron rocks .... and is a better weapon ....