Katy Whitby-last wrote:I'm in the Uk and I want to get a cream separator. The only ones that are available that don't cost an absolute fortune come from the Ukraine. They do not have stainless steel ones so I have to choose between aluminium or plastic coming into contact with the milk. Which do you think would be the lesser of evils?
Deb Stephens wrote:OR those of using aluminum -- like Alzheimers.
John Wolfram wrote:I would probably go with aluminum. Considering aluminum makes up ~10% of the soil, the additional couple picograms of exposure to aluminum oxide will be trivial compared to what you are exposed to on a daily basis.
Don't worry, the expensive stainless steel ones are also toxic. 1 2
Deb Stephens wrote:Of course, with my luck, they will probably declare cast iron and glass toxic next.
Deb Stephens wrote:
As for that cream separator -- £1000 for a cream separator? YIKES!!! In that case, yes, aluminum would definitely look a bit better to me as well. Have you looked into getting one somewhere else and having it shipped to you? Maybe on ebay or Amazon, etc.? Or what about an old-fashioned one like this? https://www.lehmans.com/p-590-old-time-cream-separator.aspx It would still set you back more than the plastic or aluminum ones but it has the advantage of still working when the lights go out.
Katy Whitby wrote:
Unfortunately that type doesn't work for goat's milk