Am I going to give myself cancer by cooking on an induction plate?

Seamus McHermit

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I use coconut oil in a deep fryer and stuff tastes great. I give the old oil to the birds as fat balls.

I never fry with olive oil, but I do sometimes put it in water-based dishes.

I too have scratched nonstick pans, and worry about them. I will look into which is better replacement: cast iron or stainless steel. Any ideas?
Cast iron is very heavy and holds heat well, which makes it take longer to heat up but less temperature fluctuations to deal with. Better for electric stoves and outdoor cooking, but requires knowing how to apply and maintain the seasoning to be nonstick.

Stainless is easy, not nonstick but zero maintenance besides keeping it clean. Thinner so faster to heat up and better for cooking on a gas stove.

Carbon steel is another option. It's similar to cast iron but thinner, so better for cooking on gas. All the same seasoning requirements as cast iron.
 

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I looked up my pans. They do seem to be the best for non-stick

Circulon’s steel peaks protect the non stick grooves, so you don’t have to worry about scratched or flaking non stick. Metal utensils? Bring it on.
... Steelshield combines the beauty & durability of stainless steel with a PFOA free, toxin-free non stick to offer the best of both worlds.
Maybe I should just keep them.
 

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I use coconut oil in a deep fryer and stuff tastes great. I give the old oil to the birds as fat balls.

I never fry with olive oil, but I do sometimes put it in water-based dishes.

I too have scratched nonstick pans, and worry about them. I will look into which is better replacement: cast iron or stainless steel. Any ideas?
Cast iron is heavy and needs to be maintained by keeping it oiled. I still like the feel. Stainless steel is convenient.
 

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I don't use non stick and seed oils at home but I also think people can get too wrapped up in these types of issues.

With health you need to take a more holistic approach rather than worrying about all these details.

I know a group of old women in a Thai village. Their lifespan probably averages 90. They don't know about these issues. They use plenty of plastic and seed oils. They usually stay healthy until near the end. I have also spent time in Hong Kong which has one of the greatest lifespans. They use plenty of seed oil, non stick, plastic bags, etc.

The common denominator I have seen among people who live healthy a long time are:

Low obesity

Not alcoholics

Eat plenty of fresh meat, seafood and vegetables.

Not big smokers

Strong family ties with members who live around them and to a lesser extent strong longterm friendships
 
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