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Is Teflon dangerous?

I've read that non-stick saucepans using Teflon are dangerous. Why do so many people still use them including all the professional chefs, and how do you personally feel about using them after reading ...
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Removing long-term residue from teflon

Over time, teflon manages to become coated by polymerised oils, similarly to the intentional seasoning on an iron pan. This tends to make the pan just too sticky for such as fried eggs. I have tried ...
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Which is better to sauté with, stainless steel or Teflon?

Lots of times in recipes, they'll specify using a stainless steel pan, but I find the non-stick aspect of Teflon to be an advantage. Is stainless steel really better, and if so ,What about it makes it ...
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Is leaving a Teflon rice cooker on overnight dangerous?

I own a cheap Rival brand rice cooker. Here is a link to the product page. Note that there is an inner removable bowl where the rice is cooked. This bowl is coated in Teflon. After cooking rice last ...
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What pH range is suitable for cooking on teflon?

We shouldn't cook acids, alkali and concentrated salts on teflon. But what are exact numbers? Can I put a sour dairy stuff for on it example, like kefir (it's good to put it in pancakes) ? Where is ...
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What is a good brand for teflon pans?

I am going to buy a new teflon pan and seem to run into bad luck with cheaply made ones which flake off too quickly. Also can any good brand teflon pan withstand automatic dishwashers?
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Is rice vinegar bad for my non-stick rice cooker?

I have a rice cooker with a detachable bowl with non-stick (I presume teflon) coating on the inside. It looks something like this: When cooking sticky ("sushi") rice, after the cooking is done, you ...
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Normal lifetime of non-stick teflon pans

Questions such as Are Non-Stick Bread Pans Destined to Fail? conclude that non-stick pans do not last forever, especially cheaper ones. I am trying to find some information that allows me to quantify ...
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What precautions should be taken while dropping cold vegetables in a hot Teflon cookware?

So, I use Teflon saucepans for cooking vegetables, only. Tomatoes have to be added after the onions are done. Tomatoes have inherent water in them and are obviously below the pan's temperature. I am ...
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How to properly clean a bundt mold without ruining the surface

I usually do the suggestions in my previous question for seasoning the Teflon coated (non stick) bundt pan (buttering and flouring) and I have no problem with that. The problem is with leftover ...
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Why does oil puddle in some non-stick frying pans but not in others?

I have an old teflon frying pan with a non-stick coating (I think all teflon pans are non-stick, but let's not be picky :) ). If I pour some oil on it, it doesn't spread out and cover the pan, it ...
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Durable loaf pans for quick breads?

I'm a quick bread kind of guy (pumpkin bread is my fave). I love my teflon-coated steel pans, until they start to flake and rust and I have to buy new ones so I don't get schmutz on my crusts. Two ...
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Ceramic pans vs PTFE pans

I want to buy ceramic pan. The shop keeper told me that ceramic pans are more durable. But they need oil. Here, I found a different info. They claimed PTFE is more durable. It says that none of them ...
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Options for non-stick frying pans - not using teflon

Just for everyday things - frying eggs, making pancakes, steaks, bacon. Also, what is temperature reached by such frying. Teflon decomposes at 250c - does normal home use ever get near such ...
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Scratched coating in old ice-cream maker: is it safe?

I got an old ice-cream maker at a thrift store (Vitantonio's Gelato Modo II). The bowl has a Teflon coating. There is a chip in the bottom about half the size of a dime, below which there appears to ...
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Best pan to use for cooking in olive oil?

I have just bought a Tefal Pan with nonstick Teflon coating. The instruction manual says that using olive oil to cook will gradually ruin the nonstick coating. What are the best options for buying a ...
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Why do we need ceramic pan if they serve for several months?

As known ceramic pans serve 7 times less than teflon pans (they keep non-stick properties for 6-9 month). And teflon is the third most slippery substance known to man. And teflon isn't that easy to ...
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How do I make sure I don't overheat my teflon pan?

I cook in my teflon wok pans all the time. I recently saw an answer here suggesting to preheat a pan to a high temperature and cook in small batches when preparing stir-fry food. I would like to try ...
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Is a degraded Teflon pan toxic to all of its users?

We have an induction cooktop at home. We use a teflon pan from IKEA, roughly 24 cm in diameter. This pan is frequently used on level 7 of the induction stove. Based on limited measurement with an IR ...
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Accidentally used high heat on Teflon pan!

I accidentally left a Teflon pan on high heat to the point where oil was smoking a lot. Is the Teflon pan still good to use? I'm afraid I destroyed the protective coating. I visually inspected the ...
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Teflon-coated pans: are they ever dishwasher-safe?

I've had my T-Fal teflon fry pan for a year and a half, and have used it every morning. I treated it well, but since they said it was dishwasher-safe I did put it in the dishwasher from time to time. ...
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I left my non-stick pan in the oven while it was preheating, can I still use it?

Long story short, I left my non-stick pan in the oven while it was preheating. Left it in there for about 20 - 30 minutes, including 15 minutes at 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Just wondering if I can still ...
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How to differentiate a ceramic pan from a teflon one?

I was in the store looking to buy a new pan, i found in the local store they sell them but i can't tell if this is a real ceramic or just white teflon (i don't know if that exist) both pans had ...
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Cleaning a Teflon pan with burnt rice residual

Here is the rice cooker I own: There is a removable pan which is Teflon coated. A few days ago, cooking 2 cups of rice I thought it was too slow so I put it on direct heat (oven) to make it faster. ...
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I left a non-stick pan on the stove for an hour [closed]

I was boiling something and I left them on the stove for about 1 hour. The pan was full and starting to boil at the start of the time, and when I got down and realised it was totally empty. The gas ...
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Teflon pan safe to use after being in an oven? [duplicate]

We put a Teflon pan in the oven at 400° F for about 20 minutes before we realized and took it out.After it cools off outside and we wash it would it still be safe to use on the stove? or should we ...
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Is it safe to cook in a clean Teflon pot if the inside bottom has blistered and peeled from exposure to high heat?

Is it safe to cook in a Teflon pot that has blistered and peeled and produced fumes from previously being heated too high? This is what the bottom of the pot looks like
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Black stains on aluminium+teflon griddle

I have an old aluminium griddle with teflon siding. The griddle is covered with black stains that look like grease stains but won't go away by washing. I can scrape them away but I am afraid that this ...
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Teflon vs. Porcelain lined cookware (stove top)

We've had awful luck with non stick pots and pans no matter how much we spend on them. Most have been Teflon coated. We recently bought a bunch of "high quality", expensive, porcelain lined aluminum ...