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Pampered Chef: Rice Cooker Plus

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  1. PCALISON437613

    PCALISON437613 Novice Member

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    I HAD A SHOW LAST NIGHT WHERE A WOMAN ALLREADY HAD PURCHASED 2 RICE COOKERS AND WAS GOING TO PURCHASE A THIRD. (FIRST 2 WERE GIFTS) BUT SHE JUST RECENTLY HEARD THAT COOKING WITH PLASTIC IN THE MICRO RELEASES CARCINOGENS( I THINK THAT'S HOW IT'S SPELT) INTO THE FOOD FROM THE PLASTIC???? I HAD NEVER HEARD OF THIS, SO I INFORMED HER I WOULD LOOK INTO IT. HAVE ANY OF YOU ENCOUNTERED THIS QUESTION OR MAYBE KNOW THE ANSWER, I WAS THINKING ABOUT EMAILING H/O AND ASKING THEM. THIS ALMOST SOUNDS LIKE SOME CRAZY INTERNET EMAIL CHAIN LETTER BUT I THOUGHT I WOULD LOOK INTO IT MORE. THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR RESPONSES
    :confused: ALISON
    MICHIGAN
     
  2. PampMomof3

    PampMomof3 Legend Member Gold Member

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    I would recommend calling home office on that one! Let us know what they say! How scary if true!

    Kristi
     
    May 17, 2005
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  3. Lisa S

    Lisa S Member

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    From what I understand (and remember)... about 10 years ago or so there was a huge thing about re-heating food in "tupperware type" containers. There were some containers out there that would release nasty stuff into your food because they simply were not made for the microwave. (kind of like how there is still stoneware out there made with lead)

    Most companies have changed their plastic containers and I do not believe it is really an issue anymore. I cannot believe PC would release any product that could pose such a significant health problem. (maybe ignorance in just believing that - but i believe in this company too much)

    I would call the test kitchen... tell them the customers concern and I am sure they will be able to give you a response that makes everyone feel better. Be sure to post whatever their response is.
     
    May 17, 2005
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  4. Chef Kearns

    Chef Kearns Legacy Member Gold Member

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    Please tell us what they say. Yes, I have had someone say the same thing about our Micro-cookers.
     
    May 17, 2005
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  5. Recent Article in "Oganic Style" Magazine...

    ..Talks about the dangers of using plastic in the microwave....and plastic used for storing food etc. VERY interesting..... *I* personally agree that plastic leaches carcinogens into our food....I don't use the Micro Cooker Plus.

    :(
     
  6. PCALISON437613

    PCALISON437613 Novice Member

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    I Did Email Home Office, There Reply Was That The Rice Cooker Plus Is Made Of Microwave Safe Plastic, Which Is Approved For Prolong Use And Heating In A Microwave Oven. Unsafe Plastice Such As Inexpensive "tupperware" Type Products Or Some Childrens Bowl And Plate Sets Are Not Approved For Micro Use Due To The Fact The Plastic Materials They Are Made Of Can Pose A Hazard And Or Melt Or Warp. They Feel The Rice Cooker Plus Is Perfectly Safe For It's Designed Microwave Use.
    So Micro Away!!!!!
    Alison :)
     
  7. janel kelly

    janel kelly Advanced Member

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    plastics and cancer..

    How weird... I just got an e-mail the other day about plastics in the microwave causing cancer. I guess that e-mail is going around. Unfortunately I just deleted it yesterday. Maybe if I can find it I'll post it. I don't think it will make me not use the rice cooker plus but its interesting anyway
     
    May 27, 2005
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  8. forgive me for saying this but, I am 38 years old and I have used plastic containers in the microwave for years. before we even heard about the dangers. plastic, paper, glass, whatever, It has never been an issue healthwise for me orr anybody i know so even though the micro cooker is microwave safe, it shouldnt cause a panic because if we havent already died from something in the past I doubt it if we will now. besides if it doesnt say microwave safe on it, it probably isnt made specifically for the microwave, but like i said it never stop anyone before. :rolleyes:
     
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