Originally Posted by stilllearning85
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.