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Ceramic and porcelain...safe?

Animallover_84

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I know that stainless steel and glass is ok…but is ceramic and porcelain always ok, or is there some that can be dangerous? Is it a mistake to believe ceramic/porcelain kitchen “stuff” is, ok?

I have bought a pour over coffee maker for my mom, to use when my birds will be living there for a few days (while my windows and patio door are going to be replaced). I have also gotten one for myself (I myself do not drink coffee but it is intended for guests that would like some). Did I just spend money on something good or something that might kill my parrots?

I am going to give my mom the coffee set any day now and that made me panic a bit, what if it is just as bad as the coffee machine she has? Help…

I also recently got a secondhand ceramic/porcelain “cake mold” for sponge cakes and the like…is that going to be ok?

/Animallover_84
 

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Your ceramic pour over should be just fine. Most food grade ceramic and porcelain would be fine. I would only worry if it was fired with a non-food grade glaze. This is being sold as a food product so you should be good. When looking for products you just want to make sure they do not contain PFOA or PTFE (Teflon) if it is a heated item and that the item wasn't fired with a non-food grade glaze for items your bird may eat/drink out of.

When in doubt you can always reach out to the manufacture of the product to ask what materials the product contains as well.
 

Animallover_84

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Your ceramic pour over should be just fine. Most food grade ceramic and porcelain would be fine. I would only worry if it was fired with a non-food grade glaze. This is being sold as a food product so you should be good. When looking for products you just want to make sure they do not contain PFOA or PTFE (Teflon) if it is a heated item and that the item wasn't fired with a non-food grade glaze for items your bird may eat/drink out of.

When in doubt you can always reach out to the manufacture of the product to ask what materials the product contains as well.
Ok, thank you! :whw:
 
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