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Safe waffle maker?

Discussion in 'Safety Avenue' started by taxidermynerd, 7/11/18.

  1. taxidermynerd

    taxidermynerd Rollerblading along the road Celebirdy of the Month Avenue Spotlight Award

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    Does anyone have any recommendations of a safe waffle maker/waffle iron? I'd love to have some waffles but don't have a safe waffle maker.

    Thanks in advance!!
     
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  2. BeanieofJustice

    BeanieofJustice Rollerblading along the road Avenue Veteran

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    I'd be curious about this too.
     
  3. camelotshadow

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    Hmmm so many of the new ones have a sort of nonstick surface...Have to be careful!
     
  4. taxidermynerd

    taxidermynerd Rollerblading along the road Celebirdy of the Month Avenue Spotlight Award

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    I've seen some that claim to be "PFOA and PFTE free" but I prefer to hear what other like-minded folks have to say. I think experience is really valuable :)
     
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    camelotshadow Joyriding the Neighborhood Celebirdy of the Month Avenue Veteran

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    Its scary & lucky I don;t really need a hairdryer. I fear my air corn popper. Even some coffee makers...The old non stick irons....lucky I have pre teflon irons & dont iron clothes!

    Still its hidden in alot of high heat appliances, heaters, etc...
     
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    taxidermynerd Rollerblading along the road Celebirdy of the Month Avenue Spotlight Award

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    I'm glad I have really short hair (and my dad has next to none lol) so the hair dryer isn't an issue for me. We had an air popper, but I made my dad put it away and now we just do it the old-fashioned way, on the stove. And we have a coffee maker somewhere, but my dad uses one of those stove-top percolator things.

    Not gonna lie, when we had to burn off our new stove (old one was making big "phwoomfh" noises and jumping off the floor and away from the wall)I was terrified for the boys' safety. I stayed outside with the bird and the frog for like 7 hours, it was annoying and tiring but I was too scared to bring them in.

    And teflon can't be good for people, either... If it'll kill birds in 5 minutes, I wonder what it does to the human body?
    Awesome! Thanks Shawna! :)
     
  8. camelotshadow

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    Who knows what all these things in our lives are doing to our bodies. All I know is people do seem to be getting more cancer. Not just one cancer either. They survive one & then sometimes get another & even a third unrelated cancer.
    WTH????

    Teflon gas kills the birds but who knows what the gas/ teflon residue impregnated food does????

    Our lives are full of appliances, products, chemicals & even the food we eat is covered with insecticides & laden with chemical fertilizer. Its creating havoc with our bodies & minds.
     
  9. ConureTiel

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    Because of the fids I looked into a vintage cast aluminum waffle maker, and I love it. Bought in pristine condition -- the grids looked completely unused. Makes beautiful waffles that never stick.

    The one I bought doesn't have a thermostat, but I just time my waffles so not a problem (I got the GE -- it's a beautiful art deco style piece). Just one more option, if a bit more esoteric.

    Vintage Waffle Irons Fully Restored
     
  10. camelotshadow

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    WOW!!!

    I have the 2nd one sunbeam 1945 to 1955!!!

    Really only used it once but they are great!!!! May sell it as I never use it!
     
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    I think my grandmother had an older one (wayy before teflon) but my dad says he's not sure where it is (and if one of his siblings took it.) I know she used to have an awesome one that had the plates for waffles AND pizzelle. That had Teflon though, which is a shame.
     
  12. Clueless

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    I bought a Belgian waffle maker a few years ago from Target. I can't recall the brand but I believe I posted on old threads.

    I love mine.

    I heated it outdoors for the burn off. It was awful.
     
  13. taxidermynerd

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    We ended up getting the Oster DuraCeramic one! (this one). Trying to convince dad to make waffles for dinner! :):D:eat:
     
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    How would one go about that? This one doesn't have any Teflon, it's ceramic. Do I still need to burn it off?
     
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    I would've thought to get rid of any chemicals from the manufacturer.
     
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    We ran it for 3 cycles out in the garage, it had a smell when we first took it out of the box but after dad cleaned it, it didn't have a smell. So here we go! :fingerscrossed:
     
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    If you have an air purifier in your house or the birds room would that make things safer for the bird?
     
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    An air purifier will likely not work fast enough to eliminate toxins in the air from things like teflon
     
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    I was going to suggest vintage too, or a stove top cast iron, or skip the maker and make Japanese souffle pancakes.
     

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