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Thread: teflon pressing sheet

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    Junior Member shadoh's Avatar
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    i have used this costly product only a few times and it is warped and wrinkled!!!..impossible to use properly now, cannot hardly see thru it. it cost 18 dollars, guaranteed 5 years but of course i don't have the reciept. now i was looking at a new one in the store, same price, it came with a warning 'materials in this product are banned in california and are found to be cancerous' any comments on this are welcomed.

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    use non stick baking paper---all teflon is a worry===an iron should not hve meltedsend back to makers

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    thanks, didn't know that, so out with the fry pan too?
    i will check on the maker if i find who.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadoh
    thanks, didn't know that, so out with the fry pan too?
    i will check on the maker if i find who.
    I use a much more heavy duty one now, designed to line the base of your oven. Not see through, but much sturdier, and a whole lot cheaper.

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    I just use an old thin dish towel for a pressing sheet

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    non stick aluminum foil works too. Just can't see through if you're doing placement of applique pieces.

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    [quote=shadoh]thanks, didn't know that, so out with the fry pan too?


    Any teflon pan that has any chipping or pealing should be discarded. Teflon is extremely toxic and is a known cancer causing subtance if ingested. It is fine if the teflon surface is completely intact. Just an FYI , I love the non - stick nature but every year I purchase a new one and toss the old. I am frugal but the testing on this substance is very conculsive. It is one of the substances that can be HIGHLY toxic if ingested.

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    Years ago, California passed Prop 65 that requires warning labels on many products. Here is a pretty good article that explains it in layman's terms:

    http://thechart.blogs.cnn.com/2008/1...e-for-concern/

    In California, you get used to seeing these warnings, as they are on almost everything! Just use what you are comfortable with.

    I just use an old cloth napkin or light-weight towel. I can't see through it, but I haven't had a problem yet.

    You can always try contacting the manufacturer and explain what happened. In many states you are not required to have the receipt.

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    I cheap alternative is parchment paper. They sell it in the grocery stores to line your cookie sheets. I have several of the teflon sheets that are well used but still usable. Maybe your iron is hotter than most.

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    I bought some teflong baking sheets and use them. I have never had a problem.

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