Oregon State University Extension Service

Is family pot a hazard?


Current research doesn't seem to indicate health hazards from preparing foods in aluminum cookware. This fact sheet from Clemson has a little more information: Cookware Safety (https://hgic.clemson.edu/factsheet/cookware-safety/). It includes a reminder not to cook or store highly acidic foods in aluminum because they react with the metal and can discolor the cookware and give a slight metallic taste to the food. Based on what we know, the Dutch oven should be safe to use.

Source URL: https://extension.oregonstate.edu/food/safety-storage/family-pot-hazard