Tailfeathers
where bird lovers gather
Bird InformationMessage BoardNetwork Home

 

 
 
Results 1 to 12 of 12

Thread: Thermolon

  1. #1
    Your friendly admin! Tailfeather Community Administrator Dan's Avatar
    Name
    Daniel
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    Scotland
    Posts
    15,763
    Thanks
    19
    Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts

    Thermolon

    Anyone heard of it? They have frying pans with it now. It claims to be non-stick but is based on ceramic so no fumes are released when overheated...sounds really great.
    Please check your signatures to make sure they fit within our signature rules (to be found in the announcements forum)!

    Supercharge your Tailfeathers account with bonus features -- join Tailfeathers Gold today!

  2. #2
    Your friendly admin! Tailfeather Community Administrator Dan's Avatar
    Name
    Daniel
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    Scotland
    Posts
    15,763
    Thanks
    19
    Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts

    Re: Thermolon

    The article claims it's safe for birds.
    http://74.125.77.132/search?q=cache:...n&ct=clnk&cd=2
    Please check your signatures to make sure they fit within our signature rules (to be found in the announcements forum)!

    Supercharge your Tailfeathers account with bonus features -- join Tailfeathers Gold today!

  3. #3
    Amorous Tailfeather McDenny's Avatar
    Name
    Hillari
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Alaska
    Posts
    9,204
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts

    Re: Thermolon

    I haven't heard of it, actually. Sounds interesting, though! I personally like my copper and stainless steel pans =) The boyfriend loves to cook with cast iron

    "Loss is nothing else but change, and change is Nature's delight."
    -
    Marcus Aurelius

    Proud mum of; Penny the Linnie, Tegan the BCC

  4. #4
    Your friendly admin! Tailfeather Community Administrator Dan's Avatar
    Name
    Daniel
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    Scotland
    Posts
    15,763
    Thanks
    19
    Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts

    Re: Thermolon

    One site said it's safe for birds if the bird isn't in the kitchen -- that makes it sound iffier. But I don't know.
    Please check your signatures to make sure they fit within our signature rules (to be found in the announcements forum)!

    Supercharge your Tailfeathers account with bonus features -- join Tailfeathers Gold today!

  5. #5
    Loki - love in bird form Four More Babies Hatched! peachee's Avatar
    Name
    Lisa
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Posts
    3,381
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Thermolon

    I just bought a similar set to the one you mention though I think Thermolon is probably just a name-brand like Teflon is a name brand (simply meaning non-stick containing PTFE). Mine specifically says 100% chemical free so I don't know what else could be harmful to birds. I am more concerned about the quality in regards to lifespan; stainless steel without a non-stick or aluminum with a ceramic-non-stick... There are too many options! ACK!

    Edit: interesting tid-bit of info... When used at high temperatures, cookware coated with Teflon and other non-stick substances emits fumes that can kill pet birds and possibly make people sick.Many of the chemicals used in non-stick cookware don’t break down in the environment. They persist for long periods of time, and are absorbed by seals and other wildlife, with unknown consequences. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has asked manufacturers of non-stick cookware to remove all PFOA, the chemical thought to cause the problems, from their products by 2015.
    Last edited by peachee; 12-20-2008 at 05:21 PM.

    See videos of Loki and the boys here!

  6. #6
    Tailfeather
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    6,399
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts

    Re: Thermolon

    I use Starfrit's Ceramic coated pan. PTFE/PFOA free, guaranteed. I LOVE it. Have had it a few months and not a scratch on the surface. Much stronger than teflon. We use it for eggs & pancakes only. The two foods I can never master in stainless.

    And here is a PDF link with all the info you need on Thermolon.
    Last edited by ~Lori~; 12-20-2008 at 05:43 PM.

    Surrounded by people who love life, you love it too;
    surrounded by people who don't, you don't.
    ~Mignon McLaughlin

  7. #7
    Your friendly admin! Tailfeather Community Administrator Dan's Avatar
    Name
    Daniel
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    Scotland
    Posts
    15,763
    Thanks
    19
    Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts

    Re: Thermolon

    Ok, so thermolon and other similar products are thus indeed safe? The one website that said that it's ok 'as long as the birds aren't in the kitchen' claimed it was a quote from Thermolon itself and so that made me a bit worried, but everything else I found make it seem perfectly safe.
    Please check your signatures to make sure they fit within our signature rules (to be found in the announcements forum)!

    Supercharge your Tailfeathers account with bonus features -- join Tailfeathers Gold today!

  8. #8
    Tailfeather
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    6,399
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts

    Re: Thermolon

    I believe it is safe. As for the 'as long as the birds aren't in the kitchen' quote, any cooking fumes may be hazardous, in whatever pan(heavy french fry grease odor, spills burning on burners, burnt food, etc). I think in general keeping birds out of the kitchen while cooking is a good idea.

    Surrounded by people who love life, you love it too;
    surrounded by people who don't, you don't.
    ~Mignon McLaughlin

  9. #9
    Tailfeather pixibubbles's Avatar
    Name
    Helen
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Coventry, UK
    Posts
    8,166
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked 65 Times in 65 Posts

    Re: Thermolon

    well... ceramic hair straighteners are non-stick... and mine dont smell, as long as they are clean from nasty balms and sprays


    Thanks Lee for the adorable sig!

  10. #10
    Loki - love in bird form Four More Babies Hatched! peachee's Avatar
    Name
    Lisa
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Posts
    3,381
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Thermolon

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan View Post
    The one website that said that it's ok 'as long as the birds aren't in the kitchen' claimed it was a quote from Thermolon itself
    Along with what Merlinsmom said, the company also probably says this to cover their own butts just in case! I do believe it is as safe as SS is.

    See videos of Loki and the boys here!

  11. #11
    Amorous Tailfeather McDenny's Avatar
    Name
    Hillari
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Alaska
    Posts
    9,204
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts

    Re: Thermolon

    Quote Originally Posted by pixibubbles View Post
    well... ceramic hair straighteners are non-stick... and mine dont smell, as long as they are clean from nasty balms and sprays
    Fair enough but the chemical in non-stick is odorless anyway.

    "Loss is nothing else but change, and change is Nature's delight."
    -
    Marcus Aurelius

    Proud mum of; Penny the Linnie, Tegan the BCC

  12. #12
    Your friendly admin! Tailfeather Community Administrator Dan's Avatar
    Name
    Daniel
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    Scotland
    Posts
    15,763
    Thanks
    19
    Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts

    Re: Thermolon

    We got one. It's great. Called the Kyoto Green Pan, eveything else is way envirnmental too which is a plus. I've never owned something non-stick before -- it's fantastic. So easy to clean.
    Please check your signatures to make sure they fit within our signature rules (to be found in the announcements forum)!

    Supercharge your Tailfeathers account with bonus features -- join Tailfeathers Gold today!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Message BoardNetwork Home