#SaferChoices: Ice Cream Scoops


Today I am posting images of the various ice cream scoops I have tested with an XRF instrument that have tested positive for lead.

If you have questions about XRF testing, please click here.

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

41XP8VMXW1LHere 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!]

scoopxAs always, please let me know if you have any questions! And happy hunting for the perfect lead-safe/ lead-free ice cream scoop!

Tamara Rubin
Unexpected Lead Expert
Mother of Four Boys

Affiliate link disclosure: If you choose to purchase any items after clicking the Amazon links above, Amazon pays me a small kick back as a thank you for sending business their way. It doesn’t cost you anything extra and helps support this website, allowing me to keep sharing information about childhood lead poisoning prevention (as well as making it possible for me to keep sharing about safe products for your home and family) ... Sharing this information in turn helps families everywhere protect their children from potential environmental toxicity in their homes. I only link to products that are the same as (or very similar to) ones that I either have direct personal experience with in my home or that I have personally tested with an XRF Instrument and found to be lead-safe or lead-free. February 2017

2 Responses to #SaferChoices: Ice Cream Scoops

  1. Heidy December 8, 2017 at 6:32 am #

    I just want a safe stainless steel spatula. Have you tested any yet? What do you use to flip pancakes ? They are so hard to make in a cast iron skillet with a wooden spatula. We got rid of our waffle maker so now the kiddos want pancakes

    • Tamara December 8, 2017 at 12:35 pm #

      Here’s a good all stainless one… it’s an Amazon affiliate link (so if you purchase it after clicking on the link I get a percentage of what you spend) – I’m not suggesting you get this exact one, however it is a good choice in terms of what to look for (solid stainless construction, no non-stick surface, no rubberized or coated grip, etc.): http://amzn.to/2BOIVk7

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