5 Piece Polished Aluminium Coated Non-Stick Pan Set - £9.99 @ Argos, reduced from £19.99 ! - HotUKDeals
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14cm milk pan.
16, 18 and 20cm saucepans with glass lids.
24cm deep fry pan.
Stay cool handles.
Durable double layer of non-stick Quantum2 coating.
Freezer safe.
Dishwasher safe.
Suitable for Electric and Gas hobs.
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#1
Good find edi
Stay cool handles-HOT
#2
Nice find!! My pans are gettin a bit knackered and you can't go wrong for a tenner :thumbsup:
Voted hot and rep added!
#3
Thanks guys :)

http://www.argos.co.uk/wcsstore/argos/images/113-8610588A67UC323045X.jpg
#4
Do you know that aluminium is poisonous? No-one outside the UK and Ireland is using them any longer!
#5
Thanks, gone for these as a stop-gap measure :thinking:

Heat added
#6
Great if you want Alzheimer's - Cheep tat, being sold in the uk because no one else either wants it or is stupid enough to use it.
#7
MC_BLADE
Great if you want Alzheimer's - Cheep tat, being sold in the uk because no one else either wants it or is stupid enough to use it.


So what ARE we supposed to use then.......?????
#8
Stainless steel?? It'snot rocket science REALLY.

Aluminium is poisonous as previously pointed out, other countrys dont allow these to be sold.
#9
the26thchoice;2167797
So what ARE we supposed to use then.......?????


I presume that stainless steel would be ok
#10
the first thing I learned in my chemistry class is that Aluminium cookware will damage your brain(especially babies' brain)

avoid it!!!!
#11
They have got a non-stick coating, so as long as the coating doesn't get damaged the food's not going to come into contact with aluminuim surely?

Anyway, this is from a government food website

Is it safe to use aluminium saucepans, utensils and foil for cooking food?
It’s best not to use aluminium products to cook or store foods that are highly acidic, such as:

tomatoes
rhubarb
cabbage
many soft fruits
This is because these sorts of food can acquire an aluminium taint that can affect their taste, especially if foods are stored in aluminium containers for long periods of time.

One study found that around 20% of aluminium in the diet came from the use of aluminium cookware and foil, but other studies have shown that the use of aluminium cookware contributes little to our dietary intakes of aluminium.

Otherwise, aluminium is highly resistant to corrosion caused by different foods. Cooking foods in aluminium containers increases the aluminium content in the food by less than 1 milligram per kilogram of food for about half of the foods that have already been studied, and less than 10 milligrams per kilogram for 85% of those foods.
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Derek_Duval
They have got a non-stick coating, so as long as the coating doesn't get damaged the food's not going to come into contact with aluminuim surely?

Anyway, this is from a government food website

Is it safe to use aluminium saucepans, utensils and foil for cooking food?
It’s best not to use aluminium products to cook or store foods that are highly acidic, such as:

tomatoes
rhubarb
cabbage
many soft fruits
This is because these sorts of food can acquire an aluminium taint that can affect their taste, especially if foods are stored in aluminium containers for long periods of time.

One study found that around 20% of aluminium in the diet came from the use of aluminium cookware and foil, but other studies have shown that the use of aluminium cookware contributes little to our dietary intakes of aluminium.

Otherwise, aluminium is highly resistant to corrosion caused by different foods. Cooking foods in aluminium containers increases the aluminium content in the food by less than 1 milligram per kilogram of food for about half of the foods that have already been studied, and less than 10 milligrams per kilogram for 85% of those foods.


The coating is bad for you too!

Teflon and other brands
Non-stick cookware refers to cookware with a non-stick coating. All non-stick cookware is made up of a chemical called PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene). The same chemical is used to make GORE-TEX fabrics and some industrial products, such as specialized electronic wire insulation, hoses and gaskets etc.

Teflon is the brand name for DuPont’s non-stick cookware, but many other companies (for example T-Fal and Silverstone) also make non-stick cookware.

Cooking with non-stick cookware
The fumes given off from non-stick cookware used at higher temperatures are harmful to your health. Health Canada states that: “Non-stick coatings are a risk if they are heated to temperatures greater than 350°C or 650°F”.

Some studies show that heating non-stick coatings to 300°C (572°F) can create fumes that contain a suspected cancer-causing chemical (tetrafluoroethene-TFE) and several chemicals that are toxic to humans

The research is on going world over, and there is Major evidence to say ingesting the coating is very bad too, Why no just stick to stainless steel? :roll:
#13
I did some search on Teflon and totally agree with MC_BLADE, do you know that in USA, Dupont, the chemical giant, paid HUGE sums to compensate people on Teflon-related legal cases?

Last year, I bought a teflon wok in IKEA, and some of the teflon coating disappeared after 2 weeks, must have gone into my food. I went to IKEA to complain about the food safety, the CS team just look at me like idiot. They think it is safe to eat teflon! Wrote to complain but never heard feedback. People here are so ignorant.

Thanks, MC_BLADE!

Do not forget the coating on this cookware is Aluminium, and they too can crack and get into your food, you NEVER EVER want to any aluminium!
#14
Well I've just been googling, and yes I agree with you all.
Where does it stop though?
Life's full of risks, should I just eat organic, should I buy a range rover & get it serviced every three months by a top dealership, instead of running an old clapped out fiesta? The more money we spend, the more we can reduce life's risks, but most people are on a budget. OK, most people can afford a good set of stainless steel pans, but I'm just trying to make a general point. Maybe there is some meaning to the saying you could get hit by a bus tomorrow!
#15
If you really are on a budget just get these -

http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/8607010/Trail/C%24cip%3D1500010851.Kitchen%2Band%2Blaundry%3EC%24cip%3D1500010940.Cookware%3EC%24cip%3D1500010942.Saucepans.htm

or these -

http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/8611422/Trail/C%24cip%3D1500010851.Kitchen%2Band%2Blaundry%3EC%24cip%3D1500010940.Cookware%3EC%24cip%3D1500010942.Saucepans.htm


No, they don't look as nice as the ones in this deal, but then I'm guessing people who want to spend as little as possible wont be too concerned by that.

So for £3-£5 more you can have something that will do the same job, but without the health risks.
#16
I've found this,

But what many people didn’t realize was that even stainless steel is not immune to controversy regarding health impacts.

Stainless Steel Cookware Combines Different Metals
In fact, stainless steel is really a mixture of several different metals, including nickel, chromium and molybdenum, all of which can trickle into foods.

Anodized Aluminum Cookware May Be a Safer Alternative

Now I'm really confused!
#17
Derek_Duval
Well I've just been googling, and yes I agree with you all.
Where does it stop though?
Life's full of risks, should I just eat organic, should I buy a range rover & get it serviced every three months by a top dealership, instead of running an old clapped out fiesta? The more money we spend, the more we can reduce life's risks, but most people are on a budget. OK, most people can afford a good set of stainless steel pans, but I'm just trying to make a general point. Maybe there is some meaning to the saying you could get hit by a bus tomorrow!


I agree, but you also have to think, stainless steel even cast pans have been around since before the war.

Sometimes the older tried and tested things are better, its our modern lazyness that leads to these problems, chemicals to stop things sticking chemicles to clean things easier.... Comon thing?? Lack of willingnes to put effort in.

Not saying we should go mental, but one of the most controllable things in our modern lives if how we Live, Cook and Eat. Hense I would not use these pans, I would not eat anything with sweetners in, Just Do the exercise or Eat less sweet stuff FFS.

Think about it - most bad things in the world are caused, by things that are made to make lifes easier. Its all about balance, people make choices about what it is right for them -But they should have the information available to them to make an informed choice. Thus giving them chance to find there own happy medium.

Well thats my opinion and I'm sticking to it :thumbsup: :-D
#18
Derek_Duval
I've found this,

But what many people didn’t realize was that even stainless steel is not immune to controversy regarding health impacts.

Stainless Steel Cookware Combines Different Metals
In fact, stainless steel is really a mixture of several different metals, including nickel, chromium and molybdenum, all of which can trickle into foods.

Anodized Aluminum Cookware May Be a Safer Alternative

Now I'm really confused!


Mmm but Stainless steel has not directly caused birth defects in children, or brain damage has it? its been used for years. Its all about balance most things in small quantities wont do harm, alot of one thing will.

I'd stick with stainless, your parents, grand parents and great grand parents were probley ok and lived relatively long and healthy lives. these products what have only bee around for the last 10-20 years have done more damage in that time than any of the stuff that has gone before!!!

Ever felt like a Guinea Pig? Becuase on most of the new technologys you actually are.

On that bomshell, I shall stop this is beginning to sound like a conspircy theory.

(I'm only 24 and a engineer so I understand Concepts quite well before everyone says, I'm old and grumpy and just scared of new things ;-) )
#19
as others have said, aluminium (and non stick coatings) are toxic. Steel (carbon steel especially for woks) is fine, as is cast iron.

or you could go all ayurvedic or ital and not use metal at all - clay or wood cooking implements only (I dunno about the health benefits/risks of those but they've both been used for tens of thousands of years, I imagine they are safe).. ;>
#20
all pans in bin going out for tea OH wait a minute what do they use best go and get me pans back GONE off to argos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
#21
I doubt anyone heats a pan anywhere near 300 degrees C!
Paper ignites at that temperature!
Maybe 100 degrees but 300? The pan would have turned glowing red at that heat surely?
#22
Robbieeee2k
I doubt anyone heats a pan anywhere near 300 degrees C!
Paper ignites at that temperature!
Maybe 100 degrees but 300? The pan would have turned glowing red at that heat surely?


Thats the temperature it gives off toxic gas, not the temperature the non-stick surface becomes toxic - its toxic all the time.
#23
MC_BLADE
Mmm but Stainless steel has not directly caused birth defects in children, or brain damage has it? its been used for years. Its all about balance most things in small quantities wont do harm, alot of one thing will.

I'd stick with stainless, your parents, grand parents and great grand parents were probley ok and lived relatively long and healthy lives. these products what have only bee around for the last 10-20 years have done more damage in that time than any of the stuff that has gone before!!!

Ever felt like a Guinea Pig? Becuase on most of the new technologys you actually are.

On that bomshell, I shall stop this is beginning to sound like a conspircy theory.

(I'm only 24 and a engineer so I understand Concepts quite well before everyone says, I'm old and grumpy and just scared of new things ;-) )



You clearly DON'T understand the simple fact that aluminium pots and pans are NOT a new phenomenon. I still have one of my granny's aluminium pots that must be 50 yrs old, and my mum uses her old aluminium jelly pan. My gran lived to be 86, my granda 84, and both were in FULL control of their faculties til they died, no sign of Alzheimer's.

ps. It's "I'm only 24 and AN engineer" :)

Okay all you worryworts, better start taking a magnet to the supermarket with you, to check which cans are aluminium, and avoid them.... :roll:
#24
[COLOR="RoyalBlue"]Okay all you worryworts, better start taking a magnet to the supermarket with you, to check which cans are aluminium, and avoid them....

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Oh nooooo... Are you implying that all those coke and beer cans, not to mention the highly lethal baked beans can are made of this toxic metal every health freak here is talking about..:-(


Good one mate ..;-) :lol:
#25
soooooooooo you do your best and buy stainless steel pans,whos to say that everytime you eat out,that there not using cheap pans?and non stick cookware? and whats more youd never know lol,sorry but i dont buy all this cause at the ends of the day if its gonna happen its gonna happen.
#26
therealslimkaty
You clearly DON'T understand the simple fact that aluminium pots and pans are NOT a new phenomenon. I still have one of my granny's aluminium pots that must be 50 yrs old, and my mum uses her old aluminium jelly pan. My gran lived to be 86, my granda 84, and both were in FULL control of their faculties til they died, no sign of Alzheimer's.

ps. It's "I'm only 24 and AN engineer" :)

Okay all you worryworts, better start taking a magnet to the supermarket with you, to check which cans are aluminium, and avoid them.... :roll:


You really missed the point I was talking about TEFLON :roll:

...and you dont know how cans are made do you muppet, Here I will help you, contents protected from alu;
http://www.canmakers.co.uk/education/how_cans_are_made.asp
and the cans like your beans come in are made of steel.


some people really are stupid and should read the whole tread before posting. By the way thats great for your grandparents too, some people smoke all there life and live to be 100... Are you going to argue that smoking does not kill too? :idea:
#27
shazzersere
soooooooooo you do your best and buy stainless steel pans,whos to say that everytime you eat out,that there not using cheap pans?and non stick cookware? and whats more youd never know lol,sorry but i dont buy all this cause at the ends of the day if its gonna happen its gonna happen.


It the build up of the eliments in your body over a period of time, what is of concern not the single exposure :thumbsup:
#28
davesherman
You can't go wrong for a tenner
It's a complete waste of money, like almost every other so-called deal which comes from chav haven Argos.

These pans won't last five minutes. Save up and buy some decent stainless steel pans which will last a lifetime.
#29
aluminium pans are also not induction capable. That's the main reason why I wouldn't buy aluminium anymore.

Induction cooking surfaces are the best. Evenly distributed heat, and water boils in seconds.
#30
MC_BLADE
.... I would not eat anything with sweetners in, Just Do the exercise or Eat less sweet stuff FFS.....


Oookkkaaayyyy.... And for those of us that are Diabetic? What would you suggest? :whistling:
#31
MC_BLADE
You really missed the point I was talking about TEFLON :roll:

...and you dont know how cans are made do you muppet, Here I will help you, contents protected from alu;
http://www.canmakers.co.uk/education/how_cans_are_made.asp
and the cans like your beans come in are made of steel.


some people really are stupid and should read the whole tread before posting. By the way thats great for your grandparents too, some people smoke all there life and live to be 100... Are you going to argue that smoking does not kill too? :idea:


Ummm its YOU that needs to re-read your own post, where you were talking about both aluminium and teflon... , and .. oh my getting personal with name calling? How childish can you get. :roll:

ps. many cans are made of aluminium, drinks cans for instance. Now don't wear yourself out trying to find steel ones to disprove me. :whistling:
#32
therealslimkaty
Ummm its YOU that needs to re-read your own post, where you were talking about both aluminium and teflon... , and .. oh my getting personal with name calling? How childish can you get. :roll:

ps. many cans are made of aluminium, drinks cans for instance. Now don't wear yourself out trying to find steel ones to disprove me. :whistling:


wait a minute, can you tell the difference between tin and aluminium? By using magnet I presume?:w00t:

what do you mean 'many', for argument's sake, name a few, and compare the number with the rest of the drinking cans. Instead you should say 'very few'.
#33
All these dangerous pans... Keep away from them.

I use plastic pans and have no health problems.
#34
pet2000
Do you know that aluminium is poisonous? No-one outside the UK and Ireland is using them any longer!


banned in ireland since 2005, 14 reported deaths-13 due to being hit over the head with them




:whistling:
#35
Chiptivo
All these dangerous pans... Keep away from them.

I use plastic pans and have no health problems.


i tried using plastic but it keeps melting on the stove, whats yer secret ?

:thumbsup:
#36
Bully
i tried using plastic but it keeps melting on the stove, whats yer secret ?

:thumbsup:



I use one of them new magnetic resonance cookers (cost around £1500) the pan does not get hot, but the food cooks in the pan on the glass cooker top thing via the magnetic resonance in it...

Bit like a safe microwave.
#37
Chiptivo
I use one of them new magnetic resonance cookers (cost around £1500) the pan does not get hot, but the food cooks in the pan on the glass cooker top thing via the magnetic resonance in it...

Bit like a safe microwave.


We got one of these last year. Cooks in half the time with half the electricity. Thoroughly recommended 8-)
#38
I say live life to the full, spend what you can afford, this nanny state we live in of people worrying about everything.
#39
therealslimkaty


ps. many cans are made of aluminium, drinks cans for instance. Now don't wear yourself out trying to find steel ones to disprove me. :whistling:


Did you read the link? Alu cans are laqured inside, otherwise the contents would react with the alu anyway.

Be ignorant, Die young who cares, the information is there, it cant be argued with. We will end up with a state worse than the USA soon, with those like you, moaning no-one ever told them of the risks , trying to sue :roll:
#40
ncd
Oookkkaaayyyy.... And for those of us that are Diabetic? What would you suggest? :whistling:



Fair point well presented :thumbsup:

But you could eat alternative foods. For example Just because you like cola, does not mean water will do you any harm does it? you intake sugar when you need it and avoid it when it when you dont.

You choose your foods because you like them not because you NEED them.

ok ok I hear you the alternatives are boring, but you still made a choice.

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