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Am I going to get sick from what I just cooked?

morallta Dec 30, 2011 03:15 PM

I was just trying to make a simple grilled cheese sandwich(first time ever. I know little about cooking in the least), and after eating half of the sandwich, I couldn't stomach the rest because it didn't taste good anymore. Part of the reason is that it had a sort of burnt metal taste to it.

I talked to some friends about it, and they immediately jumped to the idea of lead poisoning. My brother doesn't think it's that, but now I'm just completely paranoid.

Am I safe or not?

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  1. weezieduzzit RE: morallta Dec 30, 2011 03:16 PM

    Not enough information. What did you use and what did you cook it in?

    1. hotoynoodle RE: morallta Dec 30, 2011 03:18 PM

      how on earth would you get lead poisoning from this? cookpans and utensils do not contain lead, nor do cheese, bread or butter.

      1. Terrie H. RE: morallta Dec 30, 2011 03:19 PM

        Perhaps you doctor would be a better source of MEDICAL information.

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          grangie angie RE: Terrie H. Dec 30, 2011 03:49 PM

          Call Poison Control with your question !

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            hotoynoodle RE: grangie angie Dec 30, 2011 03:56 PM

            oh, for heaven's sake, people. the op isn't getting lead poisoning from a burnt grilled sandwich.

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              Terrie H. RE: hotoynoodle Dec 30, 2011 04:04 PM

              My point is WHY does someone come here where we all just guess he'll be fine??? This isn't a medical advice line. I'm pretty sure he won't die, but I just don't understand why people come HERE and hope we can give MEDICAL advice. And why everyone is so comfortably flippant to say "hey, I never died."

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                Harters RE: hotoynoodle Dec 31, 2011 02:42 AM

                Well put, hotoynoodle

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            morallta RE: morallta Dec 30, 2011 03:25 PM

            First off, I posted this here because Google showed me a similar thread about someone worried about copper poisoning. That, and I don't know what doctor you expect me to suddenly get a hold of late at night.

            Anyway, what did I use? Just basic grilled cheese ingredients: bread, butter, cheese.
            I don't know what kind of pan it is, as I know nothing about pans. I just know what when I was cooking it, it was sticking to the pan when I tried to lift it up. The pan itself still has a weird burnt metal smell to it.

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              Terrie H. RE: morallta Dec 30, 2011 03:43 PM

              I'm sorry that I wasn't helpful and I'm sorry that your google search thought you'd get what you must know. This a cooking/foodie website and people here are not qualified to give you medical advice. They WILL but they aren't actually right. Read the google thread - "I'd eat it because I'm 98 years old and it never hurt me" is NOT medical advice. I am actually one of those people who thinks the food police is way too much, but I also think you are foolish to come to a public forum and ask for medical advice. Really.

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                grangie angie RE: morallta Dec 30, 2011 03:51 PM

                MY reply posted above rather than below....was supposed to reply to moralita,not terri h.

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                  hotoynoodle RE: morallta Dec 30, 2011 03:58 PM

                  is it a scratched up, formerly non-stick pan? could be the coating chipping away. still isn't going to kill you, or make you sick. just toss the pan.

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                  debbiel RE: morallta Dec 30, 2011 03:55 PM

                  Well, I'm not sure why they jumped to lead poisoning. An odd jump to make.

                  You didn't say that you weren't feeling well, just that the taste was bad, so I'm going to choose to think you're not actually asking for medical advice. You say that you don't know what kind of pan you cooked it in, but I'm wondering if it is a cast iron pan. Some folks report metallic tastes with cast iron pans that need to be seasoned. If it's cast iron, it will be a dark, fairly heavy pan.

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                    GH1618 RE: morallta Dec 30, 2011 04:03 PM

                    What would "burnt metal" taste like, anyway?

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                      bushwickgirl RE: GH1618 Dec 30, 2011 11:19 PM

                      Good question, I'm not in the habit of eating burnt metal.

                      Burnt toast, however, can have a bitter aftertaste; perhaps the OP is thinking that's it. The OP needs to educate him/herself a bit in the matter of pans, metal, lead and basic poisoning.

                    2. jenscats5 RE: morallta Dec 30, 2011 04:19 PM

                      Was there paint in the pan that was scraped off the wall that was painted in 1960? Then no, you most likely don't have lead poisoning.....

                      If you develop nausea, fever, vomiting, dirarreah, etc - call your Dr.

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