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post #21 of 32
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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!
Me too! Especially since I'm still using my 2 Rival crockpots all. the. time. Guess I should get a lead tester, test my crocks, order the vitaclay, test that, and then go with the lesser of the two! I just can't go back to life before a crockpot...!
post #22 of 32
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Me too! Especially since I'm still using my 2 Rival crockpots all. the. time. Guess I should get a lead tester, test my crocks, order the vitaclay, test that, and then go with the lesser of the two! I just can't go back to life before a crockpot...!
I'd love you forever if you posted the answer!!! : I'm dying to know!
post #23 of 32
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I'm game to do it if only I could figure out how to test them! I went to Home Depot today and saw a "lead in your water" testing kit...is that the right one? Am I supposed to slow cook some water all day and then test the water in it and see about lead leaching into the water that way? Please, anyone who's tested for lead before, help!
post #24 of 32
Yes, that's the reason why Pampered Chef makes a hub-bub about their stonewear not having lead in it, so I imagine that the crock could have some lead in it. It's the word 'added' that distrubs me.
post #25 of 32
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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.
Huh. Corning Ware's dish sets contain lead, but the crock pot insert doesn't?
post #26 of 32
Did anybody end up buying the VitaClay? I'm considering buying one and I'd love to hear some opinions on it.

Thanks.
Shannon
post #27 of 32
Ok, so not to hijack this thread, but related and perhaps a dumb question as I know little about pottery AND little about crock pots, but would it be possible to get a separate pot made that was lead free for the cooker? If someone was a potter and this could work, sounds like they'd have many a customer...
post #28 of 32
I've been thinking about sending requests to various companies asking them to make a heavy duty glass insert available for those of us who would rather not use the glazed ceramic. Some types of glass are not free from toxins. Pyrex is supposed to be free from impurities and is made in this country. I wish they would make a crock with a glass insert.
post #29 of 32
I found a lead test kit at walgreens and rubbed it on the inside of my Rival Crockpot as per the directions and no lead showed up... dunno if it was a super reliable test, but it made me feel better until I can get a CERTIFIED lead free pot... sometime in the far future, when money falls from the sky... . *can't wait for that day*!
post #30 of 32
"I found a lead test kit at walgreens and rubbed it on the inside of my Rival Crockpot as per the directions and no lead showed up.."

Thanks so much for this helpful info, stilllearning85! I have a Rival, too, and this makes me feel a bit better, though I'll probably eventually buy the Hamilton-Beach.
post #31 of 32
You know, my MIL just heats up whatever in a pot and then sticks it in a box surrounded by insulation (bags of Styrofoam beads I think, like a bean bag chair) and lets it sit for however long. It's the poor man's version of a crock pot, but also lead free if your pot is lead free.
post #32 of 32
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I found a lead test kit at walgreens and rubbed it on the inside of my Rival Crockpot as per the directions and no lead showed up... dunno if it was a super reliable test, but it made me feel better until I can get a CERTIFIED lead free pot... sometime in the far future, when money falls from the sky... . *can't wait for that day*!
In the original lead + crockpot thread, I linked to an article about how laymen's testing isn't reliable.

If you think about it - you rub the lead test on your insert & it comes up negative - great, but when you fill the insert with stew/stock/chicken & cook it at a high temperature for hours on end, don't you think that the lead would leach out, especially if you're cooking something acidic like tomatoes?

That's like licking the outside of a posionous berry & declaring it safe for people to eat.
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