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Old 07-25-2015, 09:05 AM
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Default Keeping safe from kitchen fumes

So I obviously don't use any non-stick / teflon cookware, but I was reading that even fumes from "safe" cookware can be damaging to budgies' little lungs. Unfortunately, I just moved into a one-bedroom apartment and it's quite small. I'm keeping Fiona in the living room right next to the kitchen because it's basically the only place in the house that doesn't get drafty from the vents.

Do you think as long as I turn on the stovetop fan before, during, and after I cook or use my toaster oven, it should be okay? The main things I use the stovetop for are eggs and sautéing veggies. And then I use the little toaster oven to cook meats, fish, etc. I don't use the regular oven.

I am trying to also cook on the stovetop at a lower heat to ensure I don't burn/overheat the oils and food. Do you think as long as I take that precaution (along with keeping the stovetop fan on), Fiona should be alright?

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Old 07-25-2015, 10:22 AM
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That's basically what we do and Penry has always been fine. We also live in a small one bedroom apartment. We have stainless steel pots and pans. If its a reasonable temperature out, we open the window. And if there is a time when I have to cook a lot or use the oven for more than about an hour, we will put Penry in the bedroom.
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Hi,
You can try to cover the cage when your are using the kitchen. I know someone who has the same problem and thats what they do.
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Stephen, I think what your doing will be fine. The big thing is having the awarness of these thing's,and using caution, which you are doing...
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Shopping with my birds in mind is always there. I wanted one of those mini convection ovens as they keep your kitchen much cooler than turning on the big oven. I had to look and look until I finally found one without any Teflon or non stick which turned our to be a Cuisenart Steam one. It cost more but I am happy knowing my birds are safe. Stove top cooking I'm careful with putting the fans on.
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Thanks for the reassurance, everyone! If I ever do some major cooking, I'll be sure to wheel her into my bedroom.

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Shopping with my birds in mind is always there. I wanted one of those mini convection ovens as they keep your kitchen much cooler than turning on the big oven. I had to look and look until I finally found one without any Teflon or non stick which turned our to be a Cuisenart Steam one. It cost more but I am happy knowing my birds are safe. Stove top cooking I'm careful with putting the fans on.
OK so I have this old toaster oven that my parents gave me... It's so old that the only place I could find to link to is ebay lol...

Black and Decker Spacemaker Toaster Oven Tro 400 TY5 Under Cabinet | eBay

What do you think? I'm not sure how to tell if it's nonstick/teflon ... it doesn't say anything on it anywhere...
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