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33 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Must Have for Bird Owners!, February 14, 2012
This review is from: Cuisinart GGT-10 GreenGourmet Tri-Ply Stainless 10-Piece Cookware Set (Kitchen)
We have a flock of six birds - two Congo African Greys, two Green Cheeked Conures, a Sun Conure, and a Cockatiel. As many people know, most non-stick cookware gives off PTFEs which are fatal to birds at a certain level (and probably not good for them at ANY level). When we got the babies, we disposed of probably close to $500 in 'non-stick' cookware, one set being an almost brand new set of Cuisinart that was NOT Green Gourmet. We were told initially that it was okay to use non-stick as long as we did not overheat it, and as long as we used the range vent while cooking. I began to research and found cases where bird owners shared stories of pans that were not overheated yet their birds died in their arms. And who can guarantee they won't forget a pan on the stove? A Teflon-type pan, overheated, can kill birds in minutes, with no way to save them. I was not taking any chances. It all went. From bakeware to my pots and pans. We were looking around for cast iron, when I stumbled upon Green Gourmet - which is completely free of PTFE and PFOA. I even wrote to Cuisinart to be sure it was safe for birds, and they were kind enough to promptly reply and set my mind at ease. The cookware is great - practically wipes clean. I am very careful with it, using only bamboo or plastic utensils. We have two types. This set with the stainless steel exterior, and a hard-anodized aluminum skillet that my mother-in-law bought. All of it works great and looks great. I even burned a pan of cranberry sauce - you know the stuff - cranberries, water and SUGAR, in the small saucepan! (All I could think was that if this had been my OLD cookware, the birds would have likely died from this mistake!) The sugar was a black crust on the bottom and was hard as a rock. I have burned sugar in cheap pans before and had to toss them. Not this stuff. A few minutes in a hot soapy sink full of water, and I scraped the crust off with a plastic knife. I am very impressed at how easily food washes off. We have had these since September 2011 (they were my birthday gift) and they look just as good now as they did new. I would recommend these to anyone but ESPECIALLY to bird owners as a safe alternative to other Teflon-type non-stick!
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Initial post: May 23, 2012 8:01:18 PM PDT
I think one flew over your cuckoo's nest lady

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 20, 2012 10:19:40 PM PDT
medianista says:
you are intense

Posted on Dec 4, 2012 6:55:18 AM PST
C. Jones says:
Do you still have these? Do you still approve of them? I have parrots myself and am in the market for new cookware.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 10, 2013 3:38:54 PM PST
Brian H. says:
She does (hubby here) and they've held up well over the last year. We did manage to scratch the non-stick on one pot when our daughter put a pan in the sink, followed by a knife in the pan *ouch*. Other than that, they're as good as the day we bought them & the birds are fine, even spending some time in the kitchen while we're cooking dinner.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 11, 2013 6:11:12 AM PST
C. Jones says:
That is great to hear. Thanks for taking the time to respond.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 8, 2013 2:07:19 AM PST
Dee says:
And why do you think that?

Posted on Aug 19, 2013 1:10:23 AM PDT
Save Conures says:
Thank you for your review. I have been looking for over 2 weeks for the safest cookware to purchase that will
not harm or kill my Conure's when we are cooking. I was having a hard time until I read your review. You should
let people know on the parrot forums, everyone is curious to find the safest cookware to not only cook but sanitize
toys. You had the most helpful review and I really appreciate that you took your time out to help parrot owners find
a safe cookware set.

Posted on Dec 22, 2014 6:59:44 AM PST
TigerMonk says:
Thank you for your Bird Review My home we have two peach faced love birds one sun conure and a turtle and a kitty cat we love our pets as much as family members and I never used this kind of pan but I still think that this company should say it on the pans it self you know I have three pans 8inch 10 inch 14 inch and all nice in carboard bla bla bla nothing on the packagae that say BIRD or ANIMAL safe but if you have birds and use them I may give them a try and not return them idk still need more convincing :(
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