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Originally Posted by me
Do your crock pot inserts contain lead or cadmium?
Originally Posted by crockpot.com
I have just received your email and would like to thank you for writing. the liner is made of ceramic and The glaze is made of silica flour, clay, feldspar, something called “frit”, and a few minerals. These are ground up mixed, in specific quantities, with water. The resulting slurry is sprayed onto the pot (or the pot is dipped in it) and it is fired in the kiln at or around 1200-1600 degrees. It all melts together on the outside of the pot and basically turns into a type of glass. The FDA specifies allowable amounts of lead, cadmium and other substances. All of the glazes that we use meet or exceed FDA requirements.
I emailed the Crockpot company and this is what I said:
I would like to purchase a crock-pot, but first I would like to be sure
if the ceramic liners are lead-free and safe to use.
1. Are the ceramic liners in your crock-pots lead-free?
2. What country are the ceramic liners manufactured?
Thank you for your time. Sincerely, M
HERE WAS THEIR RESPONSE:
I just received your email and would like to thank you for writing. Our
liners do contain a minimal amount of lead that is approved by the FDA
and they are manufactured in China.
Jarden Consumer Solutions
SO I REPLIED:
Thank you for your rapid reply. The answers you gave me will help me in making the decision of NOT purchasing a Crock Pot at this time, due to the lead content.
Although it is approved by the FDA, I personally do not feel comfortable purchasing something that cooks food, to contain the slightest amount of lead.
I would love to purchase a Crock Pot now, but until the liners are manufactured without lead, I will reconsider.
IT IS A SHAME THAT THESE CONTAIN LEAD.
I hope the Crock-Pot company will find that this is a concern from consumers and will begin manufacturing non-lead crocks in the future.
Again, thank you for your prompt response. And I thank you for your time.
|From what I've heard, Hamilton Beach and West Bend and GE are all certified lead free.|
|I think there's a limit you can get to without going overboard. I've heard people in these forums squawk about carcinogens from anything and everything. Cooking food causes carcinogens, raw food -- bacteria and pesticides, blah blah blah.
You can't go crazy with this stuff. That's simply not healthy. Trying to create a Utopia in your home is simply unnattainable and overly stressful.
|Also, the stoneware has a little bit if whitish/gray film on the inside surface that baking soda or vinegar isn't getting rid of. Is it lead, etching, or what? Is it safe to use?|