Electric Jug - Cancer Causing?

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12 years 6 months ago #21518 by Toast
I've read where the plastic electric jugs can lead to cancer. Bought a steel jug and it hasn't lasted very long and has died. It has a few plastic bits inside and I always thought it had a bit of a plastic taste to it.

Any recommendations on electric jugs please?

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12 years 6 months ago #311953 by Isla
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Being alive too long will lead to cancer. Going out in the sun will lead to cancer. Plastic jugs are possibly the least of the threats around you, unless one tips over and burns you!

We bought a metal jug a while ago (extremely noisy thing) and it has plastic filters and things inside. Can't beat the plastic!

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12 years 6 months ago #311960 by OakhengeFarm
Just to add to the mix we have a glass one!

It's a Zip, and the element is under the bottom, so the water only touches glass, except when pouring out of the plastic lid / spout / handle.

It's quite a novelty to actually see the water boiling - looks quite frantic until the element cuts off.

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12 years 6 months ago #311979 by GrantK

Toast;296658 wrote: I've read where the plastic electric jugs can lead to cancer. Bought a steel jug and it hasn't lasted very long and has died. It has a few plastic bits inside and I always thought it had a bit of a plastic taste to it.

If you put enough medical researchers onto a project, the probability that they will decide that exposure to XXX leads to cancer approaches 100%.

Somebody, somewhere has probably produced some research showing that eating strawberries can lead to cancer. Does that deter me from eating strawberries? Nah, not on your life. We've all got to die of something [^]

So far as plastic electric jugs go, we have had various brands for the past 20 years, and nobody in our family died of cancer yet :)

I agree that the metal ones are noisier and if we were buying a new one, the idea of a glass jug as suggested by OHF sounds pretty cool. As it is, we have this ancient thing on the wall of our cottage called a ZIP and it just keeps on trucking. So, we may not be in the market for a new jug for many years, perhaps never!

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12 years 6 months ago #311985 by The Kats Place
we got a Russell Hobbs wishper kettle recently, metal and almost silent and you can see the goings on. Also has a simmer button so you can hold the water just below boiling if you get called away to the phone or something. I think its great

Had heard the cancer thing and they say the same about plastic drink bottles after a few uses, the list goes on. I recon if your grand mother would reconise it then its OK to use - lot less cancers in her day. Same at the supermarket really - but I'm off the subject now.

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12 years 6 months ago #312000 by LongRidge
TKP ..... yes, there were certainly fewer cancers back when I was a kid. Back then people died of other things and " unknown causes" at a much younger age.
Re the sun and cancer thing, a report was done in " Investigate" (I think) last February that suggested the lack of vitamin D is 10 times more likely to cause health issues than too much sun. Also, sunscreens work by converting the sunlight into "free radicals". These are very nasty little chemicals that attack anything they can, including components of the skin. The doctors and professors that the article writer spoke to suggested that everybody should get 100% skin coverage by sunlight for 1 hour per day.
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12 years 6 months ago #312017 by Isla
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OH Good Lord, don't! That Moose fellow will be back!

Any advice to sunbathe for an hour a day has to come from a crackpot. Do you know how fast some people burn? We go out here for more than ten minutes exposing skin which doesn't usually get any sun and it'll be red! You just don't do it.

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12 years 6 months ago #312020 by hilldweller
We had a Russell Hobbs kettle for years and years and years that I'm pretty sure didn't have any plastic apart from the red switch on the outside.

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12 years 6 months ago #312030 by Isla
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I had a Russell Hobbs kettle until Brents Electrical in Kaitaia didn't bother returning it after I sent it there for repair! For all I know it still goes, in someone else's kitchen.

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12 years 6 months ago #312056 by Toast
Thanks, everybody.

Those old Russell Hobbs with the red switch were great.

The steel one I had was very noisy and oh, so slow. I didn't realise when I bought it that it would go without water in it & nearly burnt it out. Was way too late for the guarantee. I think what blew it in the end was the multi-plug which had a cut-out switch. If I turned on three appliances it would cut out, then after a while it couldn't cope with two and then last week, it kept cutting out with one appliance going. And then ..... the jug wouldn't go.

Think I need to chuck out the multi-plug!

Will keep my eye on the specials and will look around for the glass one; sounds good. Meantime I've resuscitated the old plastic one from the shed which I had kept as a spare.

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12 years 6 months ago #312060 by ronnie
Briscoes have had some half price specials on jugs of late. And they have a glass one.

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12 years 6 months ago #312080 by ame
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ronnie;296772 wrote: Briscoes have had some half price specials on jugs of late. And they have a glass one.

Briscoes is having a sale?!

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12 years 6 months ago #312082 by Pumpkingirl

ame;296793 wrote: Briscoes is having a sale?!

Ah! :D It depends! :D Some are "sales", some are 50% off one thing, which isn't technically a sale, it's a "special".

A friend had a glass kettle and I loved watching it get up to the boil, it's fascinating. However, she said that the "wow" factor lasted about a week and after that it was just a really noisy kettle.

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12 years 6 months ago #312091 by sod
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Many years ago one of the things we studied was what food had been declared bad at some time and we found after a years work that the only thing that was safe was grass BUT as the French bomb tests had be done there could be strotem90???? which may caurse cancer best to just shoot our selves :D:D

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12 years 6 months ago #312108 by Isla
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Lie out in the sun for several hours and then pour boiling water from a glass kettle. That should do it.

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