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#31 of 32 Old 07-04-2008, 09:19 PM
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You know, my MIL just heats up whatever in a pot and then sticks it in a box surrounded by insulation (bags of Styrofoam beads I think, like a bean bag chair) and lets it sit for however long. It's the poor man's version of a crock pot, but also lead free if your pot is lead free.
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Originally Posted by stilllearning85 View Post
I found a lead test kit at walgreens and rubbed it on the inside of my Rival Crockpot as per the directions and no lead showed up... dunno if it was a super reliable test, but it made me feel better until I can get a CERTIFIED lead free pot... sometime in the far future, when money falls from the sky... . *can't wait for that day*!
In the original lead + crockpot thread, I linked to an article about how laymen's testing isn't reliable.

If you think about it - you rub the lead test on your insert & it comes up negative - great, but when you fill the insert with stew/stock/chicken & cook it at a high temperature for hours on end, don't you think that the lead would leach out, especially if you're cooking something acidic like tomatoes?

That's like licking the outside of a posionous berry & declaring it safe for people to eat.

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