wouldn't htat harm the electrical elements?
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1/2/07 at 1:55am
I emailed the Crockpot company and this is what I said:
I would like to purchase a crock-pot, but first I would like to be sure
if the ceramic liners are lead-free and safe to use.
1. Are the ceramic liners in your crock-pots lead-free?
2. What country are the ceramic liners manufactured?
Thank you for your time. Sincerely, M
HERE WAS THEIR RESPONSE:
I just received your email and would like to thank you for writing. Our
liners do contain a minimal amount of lead that is approved by the FDA
and they are manufactured in China.
Jarden Consumer Solutions
SO I REPLIED:
Thank you for your rapid reply. The answers you gave me will help me in making the decision of NOT purchasing a Crock Pot at this time, due to the lead content.
Although it is approved by the FDA, I personally do not feel comfortable purchasing something that cooks food, to contain the slightest amount of lead.
I would love to purchase a Crock Pot now, but until the liners are manufactured without lead, I will reconsider.
IT IS A SHAME THAT THESE CONTAIN LEAD.
I hope the Crock-Pot company will find that this is a concern from consumers and will begin manufacturing non-lead crocks in the future.
Again, thank you for your prompt response. And I thank you for your time.
|From what I've heard, Hamilton Beach and West Bend and GE are all certified lead free.|
|I think there's a limit you can get to without going overboard. I've heard people in these forums squawk about carcinogens from anything and everything. Cooking food causes carcinogens, raw food -- bacteria and pesticides, blah blah blah.
You can't go crazy with this stuff. That's simply not healthy. Trying to create a Utopia in your home is simply unnattainable and overly stressful.
|Also, the stoneware has a little bit if whitish/gray film on the inside surface that baking soda or vinegar isn't getting rid of. Is it lead, etching, or what? Is it safe to use?|