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Re: Foreman Grill /Jim

Posted by Dave on 3/24/06
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    On 3/24/06, Jim wrote:
    > On 3/24/06, Dave wrote:
    >> On 3/24/06, Katie wrote:
    >>> I will be bringing home a Budgie in a few weeks. I've been
    >>> reading up on the dangers of things like non-stick cookware
    >>> and space heaters. I'm wondering: does my George Foreman
    >>> grill fall into the category of dangerous items? Thank
    >> you.
    >>
    >> No, not at all. The only way that item will hurt your budgie
    >> is if the grill lid is open and hot and your bird should
    >> accidently fly and land in it-------Dave
    > ..
    > I thought I should not use my George Foreman griller because
    > I have a Galah in the house and one of the roomies has a
    > Budgie. I do not cook much anyway but
    > told the two girls living here they could not use that griller
    > because of the coating and actually as it was a gift and I
    > really liked using it (never knew the coating of teflon or
    > whatever things are coated with are a health hazard either)
    > until I read these board, I was sorry I could not make toasted
    > sandwiches and cook hamburgers in it so Dave I am very pleased
    > to hear the George Foreman Grill is safe. It must be coated
    > with something else which is safe? I was thinking perhaps
    > because the lid closes? but oven doors do also so it must just
    > be a safe type of coating?
    > Thanks
    > Jim
    > p.s. Glad you asked Katie.

    Jim
    The subject of cooking utensils that have teflon coating where
    it concerns hazards to birds has gotten blown out of proportion
    in the last couple of years. The GF Grill has teflon coating. The
    only thing you have to worry about is keeping your bird/birds out
    of the kitchen when cooking. The grill is self contained and
    cools very quickly as opposed to larger cooking utensils. Any
    person's birds should not be in a kitchen when cooking is going
    on and it has nothing to do with teflon. There's boiling water,
    pots heating up vegetables, hot stove tops, sinks that have dirty
    dishes and grease inside, sharp knives and forks laying around
    etc etc. That's why birds shouldn't be in the kitchen when
    cooking is going on. As a matter of fact, birds shouldn't be in
    kitchens when any type of food preparation is going on be it hot
    or cold preparation. Many uninformed people have actually gotten
    rid of all their brand new Teflon coated cooking pots and
    utensils and purchased lesser quality stuff. Other people who've
    been even more frightened by what they're heard have gotten rid
    of their hair dryers because there's a teflon filiment built in.
    On and on and on.---I have 2 GF Grills, the large one and the
    small one and they nor any other teflon coated cooking product I
    own has ever caused my birds the slightest problems. I simply
    keep my birds out of cooking areas unless I decide that one of
    the parrots would make a good meal that night.-------Dave