Now that I'm about to be a full time SAHM I am going to really rely on my crockpot if I ever want to leave the house again and also eat homemade organic meals I cook myself.
However I'm freaking because I read archived threads on here about the possibility of crockpots containing lead.
I have 2 crockpots, both Rival--both white ceramic glazed inserts. How in the world do I know if they are safe or not? I just ordered lead testing strips but then I also read that they may not be sensitive enough.
The archived threads did not ever come to a conclusion, but they were from 2 years ago. Can anyone give me any updated info about this?
They do contain lead, I emailed several different companies and have not yet had a response from one that it does not contain lead.
The FDA standard for lead is 2.0
2 questions from that terrible news.
First one is...Do people still use their crockpots or have you all found an alternative? I am about to be a FT SAHM and I was counting on my crockpot to help me greatly.
Second...I assume the glaze is what contains lead. So would Corningware (which also has a white ceramic glaze and looks very similar to my crockpot) also contain lead? I started using Corningware when Dr. Mercola said it was one of the safe baking surfaces.
I asked Hamilton Beach about lead and cadmium and they told me yes to both. They did say they were porcelain enamel coated to act as a barrier.
I asked permission from them to share their email and if they give it I will post it.