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post #21 of 49
MIC? :

Please decode!

TIA,
Mrs. H
post #22 of 49
made in china



for the record, I'm curious,too,as we have an older rival pot..............

one that we super duper slow cook our high quality chicken stock in........
nothing is sacred, eh?
post #23 of 49
Our local television station just did a story on lead in everyday dishes and yesterday they had a free lead testing for any item in your house. Now the results aren't posted yet but alot of dishes tested positive for lead. Most of the dishes they tested in their story they went and bought from Walmart the day of the testing. My neighbor had her slow cooker tested (don't know the brand right now but will find out) and it tested positive. They are having another free testing next week at the health department and I am tempted to take mine in.

Here's a link for the stories:
http://www.kutv.com/content/gephardt/default.aspx

The results of yesterday's testing isn't up yet.
post #24 of 49
I just emailed the maker of my slow cooker and my dinner plates. I'll post if I get a reply.
post #25 of 49
Oh gosh, I just sent rival an email to check on mine.
post #26 of 49
The thing with the news story was the companies said their products were free of lead yet they tested positive. I don't know if I would trust what the company said.
post #27 of 49
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Originally Posted by nathansmom View Post
The thing with the news story was the companies said their products were free of lead yet they tested positive. I don't know if I would trust what the company said.
anyone know where the story is? can't find it..
post #28 of 49
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Originally Posted by leomom View Post
anyone know where the story is? can't find it..

ditto. I googled "lead in slow cooker" and didn't see any news articles, though I don't doubt it is true... I'd like to know more information before I throw my crockpot out, though.
post #29 of 49
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Originally Posted by leomom View Post
anyone know where the story is? can't find it..
In my above post I linked to our local news story about lead in dinner plates. The reporter tested several plates found that they had lead in them and then went to the company headquarters to ask about it. There at the company headquarters he was told there was either no lead in the plates or they were within the federal guidelines for lead. He did not test slow cookers in the story. After the story aired he set up a free testing for anyone to bring in stuff to have it tested for lead and that is when my neighbor took her slow cooker insert in to have it tested and it came back positive.

Here is the link I posted above:
Here's a link for the stories:
http://www.kutv.com/content/gephardt/default.aspx
post #30 of 49
thanks. After reading this I started researching lead in plates and cups and am horrified by the results, especially after reading about the children who have been poisoned by lead in their ceramic dinner plates!! Profit over safety..when will it end?
post #31 of 49
gosh.........

so paranoia has arrived and doesn't feel like leaving...

what does one do now?

I have all of these bones sitting in my freezer because I don't want to make my usual 24-hour stock....

And the plates?? Thankfully DS uses his wooden bowl and plate...but what do we use??

I never thought I'd be thinking like this
post #32 of 49
The story I linked you to earlier had a follow up tonight. The list is complete and the reporter said the list was posted but as of 10:42 pm MST the list was not on their website. Maybe by morning it will be posted. You can check by clicking the link I posted above. I do believe I linked to the reporters main page there.
post #33 of 49
post #34 of 49
Great. I bet most of our dishes have lead. They're all hand-me downs. They are all made in Japan and extremely sturdy. I've been waiting for them to break so I can get new ones but they just wouldn't. Does anybody know if older Japanese dishes are safe or not?
post #35 of 49
What about glazes in the US? If I were to go to the local ceramic, glaze-your own shops, would that be safe? I know I couldn't do this for slow cookers, but for dinnerware I could.
post #36 of 49
Reviving a slightly old thread. I was about to purchase the Hamilton Beach 3 in 1 slow cooker today as my old one is a cheapy that probably does contain lead. I had it in my cart and was all happy after reading here that Hamilton Beach does a lead free crock and then I saw it is MIC!!! : So it went back on the shelf and I decided I needed to do more research. I just emailed the company and am really hoping that it proves to be safe though part of me is thinking I still shouldn't by MIC out of principle.

I was using my slow cooker AT LEAST once a week. I need a safe one for my sanity!
post #37 of 49
This slow cooker tested positive for lead. Anything above 1.0 is dangerous and this one tested at 4.6:
The Rival Co.
Sedalia, MO. 65301

Rival crock-pot stoneware slow cooker (It has photos of herbs on the outside)
The stoneware insert is forrest green in color.
Model number 3755
Control number 3755 003 0424
120 Volt 50-60HZ A.C. only 225-275 Watts

It does say Made in the USA on the base but not on the removeable ceramic painted oval insert!
post #38 of 49
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Originally Posted by nathansmom View Post
This slow cooker tested positive for lead. Anything above 1.0 is dangerous and this one tested at 4.6:
The Rival Co.
Sedalia, MO. 65301

Rival crock-pot stoneware slow cooker (It has photos of herbs on the outside)
The stoneware insert is forrest green in color.
Model number 3755
Control number 3755 003 0424
120 Volt 50-60HZ A.C. only 225-275 Watts

It does say Made in the USA on the base but not on the removeable ceramic painted oval insert!
I have a Rival with ivy on the outside and a forest-green stoneware insert. It's not the same model but I'm guessing the chance of it having the same level of lead is good.

We use our crockpot multiple times a week. I feel sick.
post #39 of 49

Reynolds Slow Cooker liners...

...are plastic bags that go inside your crockpot. Food goes inside that and doesnt directly contact the pot. It takes slightly longer for food to cook, but no one looks to crockpots for speed anyway. You could try to reuse them I guess. I havent. Anyway, it takes away the fear of lead leaching out of the glaze.
post #40 of 49
le crueset makes fantastic cast iron pots/dutch ovens that are enameled and so pretty and cook so well on the stove top. plus cooking in cast iron is great for pregnant/nursing moms and kids.

unfortunately they are about 100-200$ but they literally are garunteed to last a life time.
i found this one for 79$

http://www.williams-sonoma.com/produ...?cm%5Fsrc=hero
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