Topic Title: aluminum
Created on March 13, 2009 at 08:14 PM


Is it healthy to cook in aluminum? I have heard so much about this and am wondering if I want to buy a holland since it is aluminum and I cannot afford the stainless. Any suggestions? Thanks


Most grills are made out of cast aluminum. The cooking surface on the Holland is stainless steel so you've got no problem using an aluminum grill. Plus all grills have to be certified as safe by government agencies.


Interesting subject. See the FDA comments below, especially about the amount of aluminum in antacid tablets like Rolaids.
"Starting in the 1970s, a number of concerns about aluminum causing Alzheimer’s disease prompted some consumers to discard their aluminum cookware. Today, scientific experts agree that aluminum cookware does not cause Alzheimer’s. As for the amounts of aluminum entering foods through cookware, the FDA offers this perspective:

Aluminum is the third most common element in the earth’s crust. It is widespread in foods.
A person using aluminum-containing antacids (at about 50 mg/tablet) may consume as much as 1,000 mg of aluminum per day.
A person using uncoated aluminum pans for all cooking would take in 3.5 mg/day.
The FDA states that our ordinary use and consumption of aluminum is entirely safe."


Thank you for your replies and perspectives. It is appreciated.