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Posted by Dave on 3/25/06
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    On 3/24/06, Jim wrote:
    > 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
    Send me your full Email address---I have some interesting
    pictures you might like from Australia.-----Dave
    > Jim