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Crock pot lovers! Have you seen this?

post #1 of 32
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Could this be the answer to our non-lead glazed crockpot dreams? Anyone used one?

http://www.ultimate-weight-products....ce/H-VITA-CLAY
post #2 of 32
Nice, but at only an 8 cup capacity, I wouldn't be able to get much in there.
post #3 of 32
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Well, my crock pot is a 3.5 quart capacity and this one is said to be 4.2 quarts so it would be slightly bigger for me...
post #4 of 32
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Well, my crock pot is a 3.5 quart capacity and this one is said to be 4.2 quarts so it would be slightly bigger for me...


It looks pretty neat! I finally figured out that it's 8 cups of RICE or 4.2 quart total. That's a lot of rice, even for my family (and a big slow cooker). Might have to add that to the want to buy list!
post #5 of 32
Hmmm....

Says "Free of added lead...." That makes me wonder.
post #6 of 32
My curiosity is piqued!
post #7 of 32
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Hmmm....

Says "Free of added lead...." That makes me wonder.
Why, are you thinking 'added' as opposed to the lead that's already there.
post #8 of 32
Do most crock pots have lead in them?
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Do most crock pots have lead in them?
Yep. :
post #10 of 32
I'm seriously considering a thermal cooker. But boy.. expensive..

Maybe a regular pot in a solar cooker then. hmm..
post #11 of 32
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Hmmm....

Says "Free of added lead...." That makes me wonder.
I just sent them an e-mail...we'll see what they say about that...it DOES sound a little suspect...
post #12 of 32
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I'm seriously considering a thermal cooker. But boy.. expensive..

Maybe a regular pot in a solar cooker then. hmm..
Doesn't look like the thermal cooker would be of much use for things like roasts and whole chickens, either. Though I do like the idea.
post #13 of 32
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Yep. :
How do you know if your does or not?!
post #14 of 32
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Here's the answer I recieved this morning:

"Thank you very much for visiting our store and for your interest in the VitaClay! The VitaClay is a really neat unit and does a great job at cooking both rice and slow cooking. We tested the unit before carrying it and it cooked rice really nicely and the chicken dinner we slow cooked was cooked to perfection and it seemed that the chicken dinner was done a bit faster than in regular crock pots.

To answer your question, the VitaClay company does say that the VitaClay Rice & Slow cooker is free of added lead, but they do not "certify" the clay is free of lead. Since clay is a natural material, it is *possible* that in the clay itself, it could have traces of lead. This does not mean there is actually lead in the clay, but it is possible. However, Essenergy, Inc. (the manufacturer of VitaClay) does state that in the manufacturing process, the VitaClay does not use any coatings or glazes that would contain lead, and Essenergy, Inc. does say the unit is free from added lead. Meaning, any lead would be in the clay and naturally occurring. "

Thoughts on this?
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How do you know if your does or not?!
subbing I want to know this as well.
post #16 of 32
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Originally Posted by blissful_maia View Post
How do you know if your does or not?!
You can buy a lead test kits and test your slow cooker for lead. There could also be cadmium and I don't know that they sell tests for that.

I have a Corning Ware slow cooker and they advertise that they are lead free. They have patented a lead free, cadmium free process that they use for making the crock.
post #17 of 32
Honestly, I wouldn't buy it because it's made in China. There's been so many issues with the quality control of products made in China recently, that I'd be worried about the composition of the clay.
post #18 of 32
Mine is Corning Ware too, with the ceramic crock. Do you think it's okay?
post #19 of 32
Recent thread on crockpots and lead for more info.
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Honestly, I wouldn't buy it because it's made in China. There's been so many issues with the quality control of products made in China recently, that I'd be worried about the composition of the clay.
I am so tempted to trust it after their response, since the hubbub is over lead in the glazes... but my hanging point is indeed this. I just don't know... I'm so on the fence!
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