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What sources of aluminum are safe for casting into cookware? I have lawnmower engines, soda cans, lawn chairs.? Answered

I'd like to make some aluminum bowls and pans, what aluminum alloy sources are safe to use for this?

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lemonie (author)2009-05-06

You mean "safe to cook with?"
http://aluminium.matter.org.uk/aluselect/01_applications.asp looks useful - see if that does it for you?

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robbtoberfest (author)lemonie2009-05-06

That's some good info, I think it might help. I want to be able to cook with it, also use as serving bowls or something similar.

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lemonie (author)robbtoberfest2009-05-06

Well, Wikipedia wasn't much use, but it got me thinking - you want to know what alloys you've got and what alloys are used for cookware. Drinks cans are lacquered I believe, so they're not necessarily food-grade metal? Having said that, the mechanical properties are probably as important for commercial manufacturing - not a lot of cast cookware.

Look forward to seeing what you can do (I almost made a sugar-bowl once, but the sand was a bit too damp...)

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michiganhiker (author)lemonie2013-04-11

Lemonie - thanks to the link. I know this is an older post, but I found it when I needed it and the uk site provides a good source of information.

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robbtoberfest (author)lemonie2009-05-06

Actually, I think that site is pretty awesome. Thanks! I just realized I wrote the question funny.

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