Saturday, March 7, 2009

BPA in blenders/food processors

I got an email from a friend and former co-worker, Beth, that was very disturbing. It is a story all about BPA (the bad stuff in many plastics) that are found in our blenders and food processors. Here is the link.

So what are you to do if you can't just run out and buy all new stuff? Here are my recommendations:

* Keep the plastics out of the dishwasher, the heating in high temps begins the release of the toxins.
* Only blend/process cold stuff.
* Blend and process and remove food immediately to avoid prolonged exposure, store in glass or ceramic.
* Never reheat in your food processor chamber.

Sometimes it seems inescapable. You try and try and still find these toxins in the things that are closest to our foods. My mother in law bought me a kitchen aid food processor 2 years ago for Christmas. I love it and was so bummed to see it on the "bad" list. But, like many, I can't afford to run out and buy all new stuff right now. So, I will use the one I have but I will no longer be throwing hot food into my processor.

1 comment:

Shari Goodman said...

I have a vita mix and am ordering the new canister in the morning! So glad they are now BPA free. I had thought about this and didn't want to give mine up. Glad there is an alternative. I hate to think about all the times I left smoothie in there just soaking up the chemicals. Nothing is safe anymore.