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Old 05-13-2007, 12:49 AM   #1
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Non Stick Pans.... When is enough enough?

Ok, I am "sitting" on some really old non stick cookware... cookware who's enamel is wearing and chipping off. When do you toss in the towel and say that they are through? The wear is not bad, but I can't help but think that these little flakes of non-stick enamel are making it's way into my food. I should have a non-stick tummy by now!!! LOL!!

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Old 05-13-2007, 01:14 AM   #2
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Sattie, I give you permission to pitch that old stuff!
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Old 05-13-2007, 09:47 AM   #3
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Throw that stuff A-Way!! It's time to spring for some new lifetime products!! You deserve it!! Now go spoil yourself!
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Old 05-13-2007, 09:54 AM   #4
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When the coating starts to chip off it is time to get rid of them. It won't hurt you to digest it, but the pan is no longer doing what you bought it to do.
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Old 05-13-2007, 10:09 AM   #5
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I agree. Deep six it and go out and play!!!
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Old 05-13-2007, 10:25 AM   #6
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Costco has a three-pak; an 8", 10" and a 12"; for $25.
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Old 05-13-2007, 10:32 AM   #7
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Throw them in the garbage can.
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Old 05-20-2007, 12:31 AM   #8
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In my humble opinion, you should dump the stuff as others recommended. In addition, I would not get any non-stick cookware that may be exposed to heat since non-stick cookware contains Polytetrafluoroethylene (commonly known as Teflon), a synthetic polymer that degrades with heat and releases fumes.
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Old 05-20-2007, 08:39 AM   #9
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PTFE is NOT present in Teflon!

PTFE is a chemical used in the manufacture of Teflon and is not present in the final product.

PTFE can be found in the coatings on frozen food boxes and take out pizza boxes to retard the absorption of grease. It is also used in the manufacture of stain resistent clothing.

Better you should be aware of your clothing and food packaging than to worry about non-stick pots and pans.
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Old 05-20-2007, 09:39 AM   #10
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I agree, time to get yourself some nice new ones.
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