This is what a responsible company looks like! Letter from Instant Pot…

I was thrilled to get a wonderfully responsible and friendly letter from the people at Instant Pot.

Not only were they friendly and open in their communications, they also were interested in my XRF testing findings and are taking a proactive approach towards improving their product, even though they are not required to do this, because it is not an item intended for children and they are already in compliance with current regulations.

I love finding responsible companies.  I love working with them and supporting them in creating safer products and I think the world needs more of this kind of business.

Thank you, Instant Pot!


Tamara Rubin
“Unexpected Lead Expert”
Mother of Four Sons

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Please click on the image below to see a full size PDF of the letter.


7 Responses to This is what a responsible company looks like! Letter from Instant Pot…

  1. Trudi February 26, 2017 at 10:24 am #

    Can you give specifics on what you found with instapot and lead?

    • Tamara February 26, 2017 at 7:56 pm #

      Trudy please follow the link on the post, the video has all of our readings in real time.

  2. Candace March 30, 2017 at 11:48 pm #

    Are you concerned about nickel in high-heat stainless steel cookware? We have nickel allergies in our family so it is a concern for us, but I’ve been reading it’s not healthy for anyone to ingest. Thoughts?

    • Tamara April 1, 2017 at 1:11 pm #

      I don’t personally have a concern for nickel, but I understand there is a small percentage of the population that does have nickel allergies (or sensitivities.) We have not experienced this with our children at all (and they are very sensitive to many other things, so it is something we do keep an eye out for as a result of their lead exposure.) In the past several months I have done XRF testing of many stainless items from Ikea that are either nickel free or very low nickel. I would encourage anyone with nickel sensitivities to consider purchasing stainless items from Ikea as a viable option!

  3. always February 5, 2018 at 8:47 am #

    Hello Tamara,

    I just realized that Instant Pot has another, more traditional slow cooker size/shape for sale: Have you ever tested this one?

    • Tamara February 9, 2018 at 3:11 pm #

      I have not.

  4. Lisa April 6, 2018 at 9:14 am #

    I have heard about this test for nickel through groups who are also concerned, but admittedly, I don’t know if it is the accurate way to test for nickel.
    You put a refridgerator type magnet on the stainless: if it sticks, it is OK to use: low nickel/ if it doesn’t stick then the nickel content is higher.

    I did this with my Instant Pot today. It stuck to the bottom and the lower ~1 inch of the pot, but it slid or fell right off the sides. I am not sure what that means, but came to the internet to begin research.
    Not sure if this helps. Just thought I would give you one person’s observation and place to start from for more research. I will post if I learn more.

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