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Jan 23, 2010 08:13PM
, edited Jan 23, 2010 08:13PM
Flash, it's not scratched (I did have a saucepan that got a scratch in it and I threw it away a long time ago) and even before cancer I was careful not to use it on too-high of heat... I thought about offering it for free with a caveat included (tips for cooking "safely" *coughcough* with Teflon).
Yazmin, before yesterday I did have one 8-qt stainless steel stock pot, and I used that for everything I could. (LOL, yes, whether I would otherwise have used a frying pan or a tiny saucepan... I would use that thing!) I did still *cringe* sometimes use a Teflon piece as back-up (it's hard to cook a whole meal with one pot! although, this stockpot does have a steamer insert that I would use), but on low heat only... that's still unacceptable IMO, but I did what I had to until I could afford all stainless steel.
I'm still on a honeymoon with this cookware!!! It's just so beautiful, it feels so good (perfect weight, wonderful-feeling handle), and it doesn't cause cancer!!
Makraz, I'm glad dh and I aren't the only ones who would rather throw something away than cause health problems for others. Just today in a store, I passed by all this shiny new Teflon cookware and it made me sick to my stomach that so many people will think, "Wow, this cookware is perfect!" and buy it and use it and be exposed to all that garbage. I even thought of making up some little stickers to surreptitiously slap on Teflon items when no one was looking... "WARNING: Teflon is made up of powerful carcinogens that can KILL you and your pets just from the fumes it emits at normal cooking temperatures! Consider buying enameled or stainless steel cookware instead!" LOL, I'm not such a rogue that I would really do that, but it sure is tempting......
Julia ~ Dear friends, do what you can to help your body fight/prevent cancer. 1. Supplement with iodine and vitamin D. 2. STOP taking hormonal birth control/HRT. 3. Eat organic real food, not chemical or fake food.
11/13/2009, DCIS, 4cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, 0/0 nodes, ER+/PR+