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Old 04-23-2016, 11:37 AM   #1
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This may be a little off topic. But the warnings I just happened to read in the manual for my new charcoal grill include one stating it contains chemicals "known by the State of California to cause to cause cancer, birth defects, and other reproductive harm." Yeah okay I think, any BBQ can do that, especially if you overcook meat. And California worries a lot. But wait! They go on to say that these include "lead and lead compounds". Whoa, this is something different! The thing comes from China. China has been criticized for continuing to use lead-based paint. Every part of this thing - including the grills, has a black finish. I'm not cooking food on this thing for our grand kids.

So, does anyone know where I can get a small unpainted charcoal grill, or one that is certified food safe? Maybe stainless. Home Hardware has a "Hibachi" model that they say is cast metal. Anyone have one. Any other ideas?
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Old 04-23-2016, 11:49 AM   #2
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Here's a nice small charcoal grill made in the USA by Weber, The Go-Anywhere Grill. I mostly cook on propane stoves and grills, but I have one of these for those times when it just has to be cooked over coals. Nice solid build, and it is porcelain coated, not painted. Just like the big Webers. IMO, worth the $50 bucks.

Amazon.com: Weber 121020 Go-Anywhere Charcoal Grill: Patio, Lawn & Garden
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Old 04-23-2016, 12:13 PM   #3
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This may be a little off topic. But the warnings I just happened to read in the manual for my new charcoal grill include one stating it contains chemicals "known by the State of California to cause to cause cancer, birth defects, and other reproductive harm." Yeah okay I think, any BBQ can do that, especially if you overcook meat. And California worries a lot. But wait! They go on to say that these include "lead and lead compounds". Whoa, this is something different! The thing comes from China. China has been criticized for continuing to use lead-based paint. Every part of this thing - including the grills, has a black finish. I'm not cooking food on this thing for our grand kids.

So, does anyone know where I can get a small unpainted charcoal grill, or one that is certified food safe? Maybe stainless. Home Hardware has a "Hibachi" model that they say is cast metal. Anyone have one. Any other ideas?
Have you also read the label on the bag of Charcoal you use? If you do you may not be using it to cook for your grand kids either.

Are Backyard Charcoal Grills Bad for your health.
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Old 04-23-2016, 12:25 PM   #4
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Everything in CA has a sign on it that says it contains possibly cancer-causing chemicals. I suppose if you eat your grill, something bad might happen...

Seriously, I'll second the Weber. My wife insists on wood or charcoal, never gas. I know the risks, but'll I'll wager they're statistically lower than hooking up my trailer and venturing onto the highways and byways. I accept certain risks in life.
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Everything in CA has a sign in it that says it contains possibly cancer-causing chemicals.
LOL is that not the truth.... some suggest the level of warnings is even higher here in BC than it is in CA.

Kind of happy that my aging eyes are such that reading the tiny warning print is not always possible
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I agree with Jon, everything in CA causes cancer probably even oxygen as I don't think cancer cells can't grow without it
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California causes cancer.
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Old 04-23-2016, 02:36 PM   #8
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I posted this below my wall of "warning" signs at my restaurant

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Electing Idiots to Public Office will Result in the Posting the Meaningless Warning Signs Above that no one will Read.

And yep, no one ever read it!

Oh yea, I'm from California.
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Lawyers will read and as soon as someone gets cancer and have consumed food that was cooked on one of those grills we will be bombarded with Tv commershals to call the law offices of xxxxxx.
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I posted this below my wall of "warning" signs at my restaurant

Warning:
Electing Idiots to Public Office will Result in the Posting the Meaningless Warning Signs Above that no one will Read.

And yep, no one ever read it!

Oh yea, I'm from California.
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Old 04-23-2016, 02:47 PM   #11
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"WARNING: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm."

You will find that warning on virtually everything in California and in every building (substitute the word building for product). Even Stainless steel.
"The Prop 65 warning is put on the SS products because stainless steel contains chromium and nickel ... the State of California considers metallic nickel and chromium (hexavalent compounds) to be carcinogens. In fact, they are indeed carcinogens ... but only when there is a route of exposure. In the manner we use the SS grill products, there is no potential for exposure to nickel and/or hexavalent chromium in levels that would result in a adverse response."

It was one of the dumbest laws ever written....
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I agreed with Greg, Weber is the way to go. I carry a Weber Smokey Joe. It's about 15" across. I've had mine since 2004. Anticipating it's demise, I bought a replacement a couple years ago at Home Dpot for $30. Still made here. Might get to open the box next year as a couple of washers fixed the old one for another season. Sadly weber is now making some of the gas grills overseas. Raz
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Have you read the warning on the Charcoal bag??? Grilled food contains major carcinogens!
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Years ago, a family member worked at Argonne National Lab. just outside Chicago They were working on the effects of grilling steak over charcoal and found out that this method did produce carcinogens and I believe some radiation too. After the test, they ate the steaks for lunch. Another example of our government at work.
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