Date of Award


Degree Type

Bachelors Essay

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (BS)



First Advisor

John R. Koch


Aluminum has been used in cooking utensils for about thirty years and is still the favorite material employed. There is no disagreeable taste, odor or discoloration discernible from its use.

There have been many experiments to prove that aluminum does not depreciate the quality of the food cooked in it. It does, however, add itself to the acidic and basic foods cooked therein. The amount taken up by neutral foods is negligible.

For experimental purposes, fruit juices were chosen as the attacking substances and the strips of aluminum were of the quality used in ordinary cooking utensils, not cast aluminum.


A thesis submitted to the Faculty of Marquette University in Partial Fulfillment of the Require­ments for the Degree of Bachelor of Science.

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