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Re: Foreman Grill - thanks Dave.

Posted by Jim on 3/24/06
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    On 3/24/06, Dave wrote:
    > 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
    ..
    Thanks mate. We all know not to let any bird in the kitchen with
    all the dangers there. Galahs are very intelligent and the one here
    can go outside anytime and does, but gets up on the door knob and
    hits the knocker with it's beak to get back inside and sits on my
    foot anytime I watch tele. It is a real party trick with him/her
    straight up on anyone's arm to get a bit of what they are eating
    albeit Galahs are really ground eaters. This is the most amazing,
    strange loveable bird I have ever seen especially as he can wonder
    outside and fly wherever he wants but prefers me and the house. I
    reckon I am one lucky bloke.
    We are all happy here to be able to have toasted cheese sangers.
    (sandwiches)lol again made in George. I was given the grill for
    Christmas and really great as the plates lift out for cleaning. I
    had only seen the ones that were set in, and hard to clean people
    said.
    Jim