Vintage countertop stand hand juicer.
No mark or maker noted. The corroding deteriorating gray metal part that touches the orange while it is being juiced was positive for lead at 2,254 ppm. The white enamel part was positive for lead at 168 ppm.
The amount of lead that is considered toxic in the paint or coating of a modern item manufactured and intended for use by children is anything 90 ppm lead or higher. Dishware (and things like juicers) is not generally regulated for total lead content as detectable with an XRF instrument.
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Thank you for this…I’m looking to find information on an old Chanpion juicer. It has to be at least 30 years old…my dad is still using.
This would definitely have Lead in the cord and some I have tested have had cadmium in the plastic.
I googled out of concern for the gray that rubs off on paper towels.. I am thankful to find out this information about lead content, as I had planned to use this. Thanks for your research.
Hi Karen! Oh good! I am glad you found it too!
I’m looking for info on the vintage brand Capco enameled cast iron.
OMG thank you so much! We had just thrifted this and were about to use it.
Stumbled on this article, trying to find the model and resale price. Sooo gladdd I did.
Happy to be of service! The vintage citrus juicers are especially concerning!
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Alan Levine says
I have what looks like a similar juicer (same era), a Juice-O-Mat, that I wrote about here
A visitor asked about this model’s lead content, which “lead”me here. I’m not concerned, but just wanted to thank you for publishing such a useful resource.