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In the many years that I have been testing consumer goods I have consistently found at least trace lead in most old and many newer ice cream scoops! [Trace lead means that it is not an additive to the product, but a super low-level contaminant to the metal or other components (coating, plastic, etc.) of the scoop.] Some also had significant and alarming amounts of lead. As a result I am going to share here with you some lead-free choices that are the same or similar to what I use in my own home.
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As a general set of rules stay away from:
- Vintage ice cream scoops
- Scoops with any kind of coating (especially non-stick coatings)
- Scoops with chemical fillings to assist with the scooping function
- Scoops with rubberized or plastic handles
Here are some good alternative (#LeadSafe, #LeadFree) choices (using real facts! not alternative facts! 😉 [As with any shopping you do on Amazon please confirm you are comfortable with any particular vendor, I am making recommendations for a specific type of product – but cannot personally vouch for any of the specific vendors! Thanks!]
- Stainless steel 4 tablespoon single scoop
- This is a good solid 3-scoop stainless set (from a 5 star vendor), that also states it has “no harmful chemicals”!
- Here’s another stainless scoop for just $5.99 (with no moving parts!)
Unexpected Lead Expert
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