1926 Recipes - Aluminium Ware

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The truth about aluminium ware, a report published in 1913; -

Aluminium is a metal like iron, copper, silver etc. The mineral ores used for producing aluminium are found in clay, the principal of which is called Bauxite, a silicate of aluminium. The aluminium used in the manufacture of our products is produced by the latest method known as electrolytic process, which produces a metal of 99% purity ensuring everlasting wear, whereas other methods of producing aluminium result in much lower standards and, therefore, such low grades should be avoided.

As regards the suitability of aluminium for cooking utensils, a severe and exhaustive scientific investigation was made on behalf of the medical profession, as well as in the interests of the public, and the scientific report was published in the Lancet on January 4th 1913, an extract of which reads as follows; -

"We are confident, that aluminium is a suitable metal for cooking utensils, and that any suspicion that it may communicate poisonous qualities to food in the process of cooking may safely be dismissed, in view of the results of practical experiments which we have recorded, showing that the metal is not appreciably acted upon in cooking operations"

The care of aluminium ware dated 1926.

The advantages of aluminium ware are many. It cannot burn or scorch food, neither will it taint, nor in any way effect flavour. Another outstanding merit is that it saves from one third to half the amount of heat required.
When cooking by gas, lower the pressure when the contents of the aluminium ware begin to boil, as they will continue simmering with very little heat to finish cooking. The light brown coating which forms on the inside of the saucepans, etc should not be removed as advised by some people. It is quite harmless.

After cooking food such as porridge and thick soup, which adhere to the side of the utensils, fill with cold water and leave for a while. This will soak through, enabling the pan to be cleaned easily.

If the pan is very dirty, scour thoroughly with boiling water, then plunge into cold water, still continuing to scour. The dirt seems to be easily removed in this manner, allowing the utensils to become very bright.
Soda should never be used for cleaning aluminium.

Dark vegetable stains can be removed by placing a small piece of lemon in the pan with water and bringing to the boil.

All aluminium salts are harmless to the human frame.

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