Blue (outside glaze): 36,900 ppm Lead.
Cream (inside glaze): 128 ppm Lead.
Note: this is a REAL Le Creuset miniature pot, a ceramic version made to look like their cast iron ones. It is made to be used in the oven as a custard pot (to bake a single-serving custard in) or for similar purposes. It is not a knockoff.
Here’s my post reviewing the concerns about lead in food-usage pottery: LINK
To see more Le Creuset products I have tested, Click HERE.
Tested with an XRF
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In general I do not recommend Le Creuset. While they may have certain colors and certain designs that are Lead-Free and/or Cadmium-Free, the fact that they have both historically and recently produced both ceramic products and enamelware products that are positive for fairly high levels of Lead and/or Cadmium yet never made a public statement about the potential concerns for these toxic heavy metals in either the products, the manufacturing stream or the sourcing of these materials… makes them a very irresponsible company in my book.
Please consider not ever purchasing something from this company.
I have often entertained the idea of staging a formal boycott of their brand and their products actually. Read more about my concerns HERE.
Thank you for reading and for sharing my posts.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
HibTamara any info on Le Creuset stovetop Teapots?
Check out these items (several posts linked under “Le Creuset”)
have you tested any of the creuset enameled cast iron stock pots? i’m assuming this is ceramic vs. enameled cast iron?
Yes – there are several under the “Le Creuset” category of my site, just click the word “Le Creuset” near the top of this post in the list of keywords.
Esther Thaler says
Love your work, Tamara. So grateful!
I have 1 Turquoise round Le Creuset 5 qts with cream color inside. # 26 and I have 2 round 3.5 qts # 24 made in France maybe 2013. The turquoise color was a special edition limited color that was only sold for one year. Have you tested this turquoise color & is the cream inside color also positive for metals? Many thanks.
Thank you for your tireless work, Tamara. I’m sorry you and your family had to go through the difficult times. We all appreciate your sacrifices.
I am so infuriated by what I now read about this company, especially since it is considered such ‘high-end’ products! How many of us asked for their products for holidays and birthdays?!! The reality is that we are poisoning our families by using these products.
‘This year for my birthday, I would like an extremely over-priced red pot so that I can use my ‘too-little‘ and precious time to prepare meals which will, ultimately, poison my entire family’.
How do you recommend we get our money back from this company? Has anyone had success bringing them into a flagship shop and demanding a refund? I would certainly like to try.
All the best to everyone out there because it seems harder and harder to find decent and respectable companies. I will order from Tamara’s site.
Good question, Erica. I didn’t wait that long to try to bring them back to a flagship store. Instead, I put my whole set of 7 pots, pans, dutch ovens, into the garbage can. It was the most expensive (and heavy) trash can the garbage person had ever picked up from me! LOL! It’s not that great that they are in a landfill, either, but I made that decision.