[Homeroast] aluminum for roasting

Mike Chester mchet at charter.net
Mon Apr 12 16:54:04 CDT 2010

Not true.  Real Teflon® (DuPont Corp.) does not emit toxic gasses until the 
heat exceeds ~500 degrees.  Most newer non stick vessels use a newer 
compound than Teflon® and don't have a problem with out gassing.

Mike Chester

From: "Allon Stern" <allon at radioactive.org>
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Subject: Re: [Homeroast] aluminum for roasting

> On Apr 12, 2010, at 11:34 AM, decrisce.md at gmail.com wrote:
>> I am certainly no chemist or metals expert, however still seems ok to me, 
>> given I have some aluminum pots which I used to use for roasting on 
>> direct gas stove fires, without any ill effect.
>> Makes sense though to fire it up once to burn off any glaze or covering 
>> that may be present.
> and make sure it isn't a teflon coated sheet; those will exude poison 
> gasses if heated to roasting temps.
> -
> allon
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