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post #41 of 51
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Originally Posted by kpb View Post
I'm dense.
what's the consensus then?
is hamilton beach ok or no?
vita clay is cool, but made in china....
and most dutch ovens that i've found are made in china or thailand....

what gives?
I'm not sure what the consensus is, but I just wanted to add that my HB is also made in China.
post #42 of 51
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Originally Posted by *Jessica* View Post
I'm trying to find a new slow cooker (the PLASTIC lid on my Rival broke today....yay! ) and in my research it is West Bend that has the nonstick interiors, not Hamilton Beach.

ETA: I think I found the one I'm going to buy. It only has 1 Amazon review so if I do get it I'll be sure to let you all know how I like it.
http://www.hamiltonbeach.com/cgi-bin...0/prrfnbr/1014 and the Amazon linkadoo
I have a West Bend and it has ceramic not non-stick.
http://www.westbend.com/catalog.cfm?...ction&linkid=5
post #43 of 51
It's pricey: http://www.kitchenkapers.com/vitacla...ooker-pro.html

http://www.fernsnutrition.com/hmrice.html

Any one use one? What about Breville Slow Cookers?
post #44 of 51
Could I/we buy crocks, like from Lehman's, and then use them as the insert? Providing they fit. I have a small crock pot so that seems feasible to me.
post #45 of 51
So were there any updates on Hamilton Beach negating the previous findings? it's lead free still?
post #46 of 51
I wrote to hamilto beach. I recieved the most generic answer ever.....

"Thank you for contacting us!

For over 100 years it has been our priority and privilege to develop and manufacture high quality small appliances. Please be assured that our products and components meet all government requirements and are FDA and UL approved. They are also tested by independent laboratories to ensure the high quality that is expected of Hamilton Beach brand products. The rigorous tests we employ often exceed the standards set by our government making us a leader in the industry for quality and safety.

We will continue to demand excellence on your behalf because that is what you deserve. The success we continue to enjoy would not be possible without you, our valued consumer.

Thank you for your patronage!

Sincerely,

Stacy
Consumer Affairs"


Blah, blah, blah, I just won't use my slow cooker, barely use it anyway:/
post #47 of 51
Thread Starter 
I updated in the other, more recent thread (posted on 3/6):

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Originally Posted by bonbon mama View Post
I bought a stay-or-go a month ago and called Hamilton Beach to verify their lead content and they said that they used it in their product but had no specific information other than assuring me their product was safe. I returned it and am now at a loss.
See my response below.

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Originally Posted by bonbon mama View Post
Do you think that the Hamilton Beach representatives just make it all up as they go along? I purposely bought it because I had read in various threads here on MDC that the representatives were claiming to be the *one* manufacturer without lead. I was suspicious after I bought it and could find no claim on the box or the inside literature.
It does say on their website that there is no lead:

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Does the crock contain lead?
No. There is no lead or cadmium in the crock.
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Originally Posted by ChristieB View Post
Metasequoia, did you ever hear back from Hamilton Beach? I'm curious, because I have one and figured it was safe, given what you had posted in the other thread.
See below...

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Originally Posted by summerlilies View Post
I would love to hear what Hamilton Beach said. I guess I am deciding between Hamiliton Beach, CorningWare, and All-Clad. I can't tell what the interior of the All-Clad one is -- I emailed them. Does anyone know?
See below...

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Originally Posted by Jojo F. View Post
I have a Hamilton Beach and contacted them. It took a while for a response but this is the lame one I recieved-

I simply asked if there was any lead or cadmium in their crock pots....

"Thank you for contacting us!

For over 100 years it has been our priority and privilege to develop and manufacture high quality small appliances. Please be assured that our products and components meet all government requirements and are FDA and UL approved. They are also tested by independent laboratories to ensure the high quality that is expected of Hamilton Beach brand products. The rigorous tests we employ often exceed the standards set by our government making us a leader in the industry for quality and safety.

We will continue to demand excellence on your behalf because that is what you deserve. The success we continue to enjoy would not be possible without you, our valued consumer.

Thank you for your patronage!

Sincerely,

Stacy
Consumer Affairs" end quote

I'm not happy about this response and am about to e-mail miss Stacy again:/
That is the generic response I received from them too. I emailed back & asked for a simple yes or no answer.

However, I did just call & talked to someone who seemed to know what she was talking about. She said that they do NOT use any lead in the glaze - the only chance of any lead being in the crock would be in the clay where it naturally occurs (but would be sealed in by the glaze.)
I gave her my email address & asked that she send me a statement in writing.



And this is what it says in Hamilton Beach's FAQs:

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Does the crock contain lead?
No. There is no lead or cadmium in the crock.


Still waiting on the written statement...
post #48 of 51
If you get a LODGE brand cast iron dutch oven they are made in the USA.
Just thought I would share that.

Hugs
Jessica
post #49 of 51
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by organicmommy View Post
If you get a LODGE brand cast iron dutch oven they are made in the USA.
Just thought I would share that.

Hugs
Jessica
I really use my slow cooker for making bone broths, I make 2-3 batches a week. I'm not sure that cast iron would be compatible with A) all of that water or B) the apple cider vinegar.
post #50 of 51
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Originally Posted by davmon View Post

WHY CAN'T WE BUY SAFE STUFF FOR OUR FAMILIES???!!!

Mona
No kidding. It seems like we just have to choose between the better of two evils. In everything!

I love crock-pots. I use it all the time but now I don't know if I will because that really scares me. I mean if toys are being recalled for lead... We're actually EATING this.
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