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#1 of 49 Old 11-13-2007, 10:06 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Does one exist???

Thanks, mama's!
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You must be using this word differently than I would, because to me this means a crockpot. There is no lead in a crockpot.

If I strecth I can make this into meaning a cast iron roasting pot, and no lead their either.

Hopefully someone else will come along and know what you are talking about.
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haha! It's early here...yep, I mean crock pot
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I think that Hamilton Beach makes a lead free slow cooker. I'm in the process of researching this because I am looking to get one soon. (BTW, 'crock-pot' is a the term that Rival uses for their slow cookers, I learned )
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There is lead in slow cookers. Hamilton Beach says theirs is lead and cadmium free but I thought I saw something a while back that made me hesitate even with them. I hope they are safe as I would love to slow cook again!

As an aside, is there an alternative if I'm just not comfortable with slow cookers? I've used the pressure cooker a lot but I know that's not best for the food and us.

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Rival is known for having a lead-based glaze for their crockpots.

I have an All-Clad slow cooker which is lead free, but it's only available as a 6 qt, which is pretty big, and it also runs a little hotter than I would prefer.

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You must be using this word differently than I would, because to me this means a crockpot. There is no lead in a crockpot.

If I strecth I can make this into meaning a cast iron roasting pot, and no lead their either.

Hopefully someone else will come along and know what you are talking about.

Crockpot is a brand. Calling all slow cookers' "crockpots" is like calling all chicken nuggets "mcnuggets."
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I contacted Rival about the glaze on their crockpots. They are lead free.

Here is the email I received from them.

Hello Michelle,

I have just received your email and would like to thank you for writing. The glaze that we use on our products does not contain lead. It is made of silica flour, clay, feldspar, frit, and a few non-toxic minerals. These are ground up mixed, in specific quantities, with water. The resulting is slurry sprayed onto the pot and it is fired in the kiln at or around 1200-1600 degrees. If you need more information please contact us at 1(800)777-5452, 6am-3pm, MST, Monday through Friday.

Thank you,

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Lead? Mine is a rival crock pot, about 10 years old. I've been wishing I could replace it, as it's teeny (I got it as a gift in University, when I was single) and I'd like to make bigger meals for the family. I guess now I have an excuse!
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Is there a way we could test them ourselves woth those home kits?
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I think that Hamilton Beach makes a lead free slow cooker. I'm in the process of researching this because I am looking to get one soon. (BTW, 'crock-pot' is a the term that Rival uses for their slow cookers, I learned )
Thanks for lmk, I'll definately check into it!
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I contacted Rival about the glaze on their crockpots. They are lead free.

Here is the email I received from them.

Hello Michelle,

I have just received your email and would like to thank you for writing. The glaze that we use on our products does not contain lead. It is made of silica flour, clay, feldspar, frit, and a few non-toxic minerals. These are ground up mixed, in specific quantities, with water. The resulting is slurry sprayed onto the pot and it is fired in the kiln at or around 1200-1600 degrees. If you need more information please contact us at 1(800)777-5452, 6am-3pm, MST, Monday through Friday.

Thank you,

Grace
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Hummm, that's interesting. Maybe they changed their formula because I remember a thread on here about a year ago saying that Rival did have lead in it and that's when I threw away my slow cooker. I'll call and ask them about that.
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Is there a way we could test them ourselves woth those home kits?
I've heard that the home lead test kits aren't reliable.
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Crockpot is a brand. Calling all slow cookers' "crockpots" is like calling all chicken nuggets "mcnuggets."
Thanks for the clarification
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Rival is known for having a lead-based glaze for their crockpots.

I have an All-Clad slow cooker which is lead free, but it's only available as a 6 qt, which is pretty big, and it also runs a little hotter than I would prefer.

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Ohhhh, I'll look into that one, too!
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Lookie at what I found!!!!
http://www.superchefblog.com/2007/08...ow-cooker.html
http://www.kitchenemporium.com/cgi-b...01vcf8900.html
Too bad I don't shop at Costco, they sell them for 90.!
The only issue with me is that they're Made in China.
I'll have to do more research
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Hummm, that's interesting. Maybe they changed their formula because I remember a thread on here about a year ago saying that Rival did have lead in it and that's when I threw away my slow cooker. I'll call and ask them about that.
In my inquiry, I specified that my cooker was 10 years old, as well. I'd like to see a citation on the lead rumors.
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Yikes! I hadn't even thought about lead in my crock-pot!
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What do you all think of this product?

I just did a quick web search for lead free slow cookers, and this was mid-way down the page:

VitaClay Gourmet Rice N' SlowCooker Pro

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What do you all think of this product?

I just did a quick web search for lead free slow cookers, and this was mid-way down the page:

VitaClay Gourmet Rice N' SlowCooker Pro

Thanks,
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Haha, I just posted the same one a few threads back!
I'm thinking it's okay, but still somewhat concerned since it's MIC.
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MIC? :

Please decode!

TIA,
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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?
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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.
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I just emailed the maker of my slow cooker and my dinner plates. I'll post if I get a reply.

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Oh gosh, I just sent rival an email to check on mine.
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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.
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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..
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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.
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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
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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?
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