Bumping this up to add my contact with Kitchen Aid.
I used the contact form on their website and asked,
|I am interested in purchasing a KSC700SS 7-Qt. Slow Cooker . Can you tell me if the ceramic cooking pot is manufactured with lead or cadmium?
|Our Slow Cooker Crock is Ceramic with food-grade black-glaze paint coating.
So, I guess that is a "no, I can't tell you". I found a lot of complaints about the KitchenAid crock cracking anyway. I ended up buying the Hamilton Beach 6qt programmable. We really love the temperature probe, spoon rest, and lid rest. I have a large family, so I really wanted that extra quart in the KA but not if it contains lead. Two HB slow cookers cost less than one KA anyway.
Thanks so much for the research done in this and other slow cooker threads.