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Minimize Cooking Risks – 9 Tips to Keep in Mind

Cookware Advice
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aluminium cookware

ALUMINIUM COOKWARE

Don't cook or store food in aluminum cookware for long periods of time.

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uncoated copper cookware

COOPER COOKWARE

Using a badly scratched copper cookware or even one that has not been coated to cook or store food is best avoided.

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nickel plated cookware

NICKEL-PLATED COOKWARE

Use of nickel-plated cookware is best avoided by those who have nickel related allergies.

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nickel allergies from dark chocolate

ISSUES WITH NICKEL-PLATED COOKWARE

  1. Food items such as oats, cocoa products (Chocolate and specifically dark chocolate), beans, peas and lentils are known to contain nickel in elevated levels.
  2. These food items are best avoided by those suffering from nickel allergies.
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do not store stewed rhubarb in stainless steel containers

STAINLESS STEEL CONTAINER

  1. Try to avoid storing foods such as stewed rhubarbs or tomatoes in a stainless steel container.
  2. This is because of their high acid nature that can corrode the container.
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glazed ceramic cookware

GLAZED CERAMIC COOKWARE

  1. Glazed ceramic cookware that has been purchased outside the United States may not meet accepted levels of cadmium and lead.
  2. Keeping this in mind, do not buy or store food in such cookware as leaching may occur and the food can be unfit to eat.
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microwave safe labels

MICROWAVE

Use only microwave safe labelled plastic bowls or wraps in the microwave.

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foul smelling plastic

DAMAGED CONTAINERS

  1. Do not use visibly damaged, stained or foul smelling plastics and containers.
  2. Absolutely do not heat or store food in plastic containers that were not meant for the food.
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silicone cookware

SILICONE COOKWARE

  1. Silicone cookware melts at high temperatures above 220°C (428°F).
  2. It is important to be careful when removing hot foods from flexible silicone cookware, as the food can slide out very quickly.
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