Finding Safe CookwareAuthor: Bunny
A girl can’t live on salads and juicers alone. I like to do stir fry with seafood and chicken, but I don’t like the idea of cooking with non-stick coated pans. I have a small parakeet and the Teflon and other nonstick surfaces can emit toxic fumes that can kill birds. At least that is the anecdotal evidence I have read online says. My bird is happy and healthy and I’d like to keep her that way.
I did a lot of research on safe cookware and it’s a very confusing. It seems most companies strive to convince the consumer that their non-stick coating is just fine and dandy and does not emit harmful toxins. But my mom and I have worn out many a non-stick pan’s coating during the cooking and cleaning process. Apparently aluminum can also be hazardous unless it is coated in something as well. I cannot see myself wielding heavy cast iron pans full of food without getting an unwanted arm workout. In the end I opted for Calphalon anodized aluminum cookware set. Not the cutest cookware, but with a little convincing and financing from my mom, I think we made the right choice. Lets’ hope Suzie (my parakeet) and I enjoy these pans.