Used Cookware And Pots And Pans Are A Big No-No
There’s a reason they suggest replacing your pots and pans every five years. Worn-down baking sheets, pans with non-stick coating, scratched pots, and rusty supplies may be toxic. Chipped non-stick coatings are not safe to cook with or eat off of. Over-used cookware may have toxic chemicals that leech into your food. If you accidentally inhale Teflon, the coating on non-stick pans, at high temperatures, you may get Teflon flu. These are temporary flu-like symptoms that come from the toxic chemicals. If you want that vintage look, it’s better to buy cookware from a store that’s purposefully made to look vintage. You can have fun shopping for these items, with the knowledge they’re completely safe to use (Healthline).