Even if we had solved the reproducibility conflicts with our “close to source, minimum contamination” plans for milk, the final problem was the fact that the only small-production cream separator we could find was full of plastic parts and “stainless steel” that was actually aluminum. That despite the fact that the seller said it contained […]
Like most ground spices, pepper experiences significant plastic contact during processing and packaging. Use whole spices and grind your own.
Remember that every abrasion, every knife cut on a plastic cutting board will produce microplastic particles. Tight-grain maple avoids plastic + the fewer glue joints the better. Bamboo has many glue joints, plus the raw material undergoes extensive processing.
Cuisinart promotes a model that uses Tritan plastic from Eastman Chemical. Despite claims that it is “BPA Free, Tritan leaches BPA and potentially other endocrine disrupting compounds. For peer-reviewed studies and more on this, see: Why “BPA Free” is a meaningless marketing scam (And some plastic safety claims are false).