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Does kefir react with a stainless steel mesh strainer for the few seconds that it is in contact with it? Is there metal being released into the kefir?
My 4 year old son has lived on kefir for the last 3 years. It is one of his favorite foods. Is he eating small amounts of metal?
I just learned at a yogurt making workshop that a plastic strainer should be used instead of a stainless steel strainer. What are your thoughts on straining kefir in a stainless steel mesh strainer? I have been making kefir for 3 years now and I use a stainless steel mesh strainer to press the kefir through once it has turned into kefir. Cheesecloth won't work. So it's either stainless steel or plastic. Plastic has it's own issues.
I do not use stainless steel for anything else.
I always use glass bowls/plates and wooden spoons for all our food but there is no such thing as a glass or wood strainer.
Stainless steel takes at least an hour to begin to dissolve and enter acidic foods, so I would not worry about using a STAINLESS steel strainer for about 2 minutes or less.