Are children's enamel dishes safe? - Mothering Forums

Thread Tools
#1 of 4 Old 11-15-2008, 08:54 PM - Thread Starter
riversong's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 1,766
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I posted this in family safety, but didn't get any responses, so I thought I'd try over here.

I'm considering getting rid of the plastic (melamine) plates and bowls my kids eat off of. It seems like my options are enamelware, stainless steel, and wood. I think the stainless dishes might alter the taste of the food. So my main question is, is the coating on the enamel dishes safe?

This is the type of enamel dishes I'm talking about:

riversong is offline  
Sponsored Links
#2 of 4 Old 11-15-2008, 09:05 PM
Meems's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 932
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I think they're supposed to be pretty safe. If you call NN, they will share whatever they know about the ones they sell and their safety.
Meems is offline  
#3 of 4 Old 11-19-2008, 03:22 AM
loree's Avatar
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 178
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I think they are supposed to be safer too. However the problem I've run into is that they chip easily. And when they chip on the outside, for some reason they chip on the inside too, which makes them unusable since they will rust where chipped! I'd go w/ all stainless!
loree is offline  
#4 of 4 Old 11-19-2008, 03:47 AM
mamamelia's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: in the kitchen..
Posts: 1,360
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
what about glass? we use corelle plates around here... had a few breakages over the last 2 years but it happens right? they are very easy to replace too.. we just have the "white frost" ones which are lovely and can be bought in single peices from a lot of different places.
mamamelia is offline  

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Online Users: 17,874

34 members and 17,840 guests
agentofchaos , awill , babydoulajo , bananabee , Bow , Deborah , emmy526 , girlspn , greenemami , hillymum , katelove , kathymuggle , Kelleybug , lhargrave89 , lisak1234 , LLtheTinkerbell , Lydia08 , mama24-7 , Michele123 , MylittleTiger , NaturallyKait , NCIS4Ever2001 , rubelin , Saladd , Shmootzi , Skippy918 , sren , TheChainedAngel , worthy , zebra15
Most users ever online was 449,755, 06-25-2014 at 12:21 PM.