Archive | Lead-Safe Kitchen

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Ask Tamara: My Favorite (#LeadSafe) Blender!

I’ve been asked a million times (it seems) which blenders and appliances I use. It’s an important question – because a lot of the appliances I have tested in my travels have had one or two components test positive for high levels of available lead (on the surface)—and these leaded components sometimes have VERY HIGH […]

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#LeadFreeDishes: Newer Fiestaware Blue Bowl

Newer Fiestaware Dark Blue Bowl: non-detect (negative) for lead, non-detect (negative) for mercury, non-detect (negative) for cadmium, This dish tested positive for arsenic at 50 ppm. • • • Tested with an XRF —- #XRFTesting #LeadedDishes • #LeadSafeDishes For safer choices in dishware options, click here.

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Ask Tamara: Which mugs are lead-free?

Originally Published: December 24, 2016 Ask Tamara Question: Which mugs are lead-free?  What mugs do you use in your home? Answer: When I first got my hands on an XRF and started testing things for lead one of the very first things I tested was my favorite set of Chantal mugs.  I actually had a […]

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Ask Tamara: Could you recommend a colander?

Ask Tamara Question:  Could you recommend a safe colander? Answer:  Many of my readers find me by following the Facebook page for my documentary film.  While the film is not primarily about lead in consumer goods it does touch on that subject – so on that page I post pictures of items I have tested […]

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Ask Tamara: What Dishes Do You Use In Your Home?

 Ask Tamara Question:  “What dishes do you use in your home every day?” [I get this question several times a day it seems!] Answer: To help keep our kitchen (and the food we feed our children!) lead-free, we have a combination of dishes that we have tested and found to be safe – from stainless […]

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Baking Lead-Free This Holiday Season!

Close friends of mine know I have always been very passionate about baking.  One of my very first business endeavors after graduating college was baking my famous biscotti (Auntie Tammy’s Biscotti) and selling it at local cafes in Marin County. Fast forward 27 years and now many of my followers want to know what I […]

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