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Old 01-19-2012, 10:55 PM   #1
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Worry about tin foil

i don't know if i am too careful or hypertensive.

yesterday when i finish preparing my spaghetti and wrap it with tin foil. Before putting the dish into the oven, i use a knife to cut some of the wrapped tin foil to let water vapour go out so that the spaghetti would not be too watery. However, after i cut the foil, the edge of the foil doesn't look very sharp, but quite rough. At that moment to now on, i worry if any small insignifiant part of the tin would escape into my spaghetti and being eaten. Should i do this "cut" next time.?

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Old 01-19-2012, 11:01 PM   #2
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I would not worry about it. Any piece large enough to be a problem will be visible.
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Old 01-20-2012, 01:19 AM   #3
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kenny, i understand your worry.

first, tin foil is actually made from aluminium, also known as aluminum.

there are a lot of theories and warnings about the safety of ingesting aluminum.

i would suggest you research (google) problems with ingesting or cooking with aluminum/aluminium.
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Old 01-20-2012, 05:52 AM   #4
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kenny, i understand your worry.

first, tin foil is actually made from aluminium, also known as aluminum.

there are a lot of theories and warnings about the safety of ingesting aluminum.

i would suggest you research (google) problems with ingesting or cooking with aluminum/aluminium.
so will it cause a big health problem of ingesting or cooking with aluminium
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Old 01-20-2012, 08:32 AM   #5
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There was a lot of talk on the internet years ago about aluminum causing Alzheimers. That 'theory' has been debunked. Except on some internet sites that don't use science, the same sites that quote the 'study' that claimed that vaccinations cause autism.

You can find backup for any wack-job theory you want--so, research carefully, go to sites like the Mayo Clinic or university web sites for information that actually has science behind it.
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Old 01-20-2012, 08:37 AM   #6
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Gee, I have been cooking with amum. cookware for more than 50 years and I am still here.
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Kenny,

My take on your question is that you put the spaghetti into a dish and covered it with aluminum, then cut slits in the covering to let steam escape. Is that right?

If so, the very small amount of aluminum that may be in the dish is not going to do any harm. You should be able to just fish it out of there.
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Old 01-20-2012, 10:13 AM   #8
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I've never seen foil in food as a result of poking vent holes in a foil covered dish with a knife. The foil simply separates. From what you said in your post, this didnt happen but you are concerned it might. I think you can relax and not worry about it.

As others have said, if it's enough to be visible, you can pick it out, if it's so small you can't see it, it's not an issue.
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Gee, I have been cooking with amum. cookware for more than 50 years and I am still here.
That explains soooo much.....

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I wouldn't be concerned either, but you can do what I do when I cover my tomato-based dishes with foil. First place a layer (barrier, if you will) of parchment paper between the food and the foil. If you want to cut a vent slit into the foil, the parchment can also be easily slit, too.
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