Norpro 123 Grip-EZ Handy Flat Grater With Black Rubberized Handle: non-detect (negative/ND) for Lead (Pb), Arsenic (As), Cadmium (Cd) and Mercury (Hg) when tested with an XRF instrument.
This is mine (from my kitchen) – and is several years old, which is why in my personal photos of the item the little red band is missing (but you can see that in the company’s official product photo here.)
To see this product on Amazon, click here.*
The rubberized handle of this utensil was positive for the following metals (the XRF only detects for metal):
- Tin (Sn): 682 +/- 31 ppm
- Zinc (Zn): 1,229 +/- 34 ppm
- Iron (Fe): 81 +/- 24 ppm
The metal component is stainless steel #304:
- Chromium (Cr): 155,700 +/- 2,900 ppm
- Copper (Cu): 2,594 +/- 493 ppm
- Nickel (Ni): 87,400 +/- 1,900 ppm
- Iron (Fe): 736,300 +/- 3,100 ppm
- Molybdenum (Mo): 2,227 +/- 155 ppm
- Cobalt (Co): 3,806 +/- 1,470 ppm
- Magnesium (Mn): 9,729 +/- 1,248 ppm
As always, please let me know if you have any questions!
Have you ever tested any spice grinders? I’m looking to buy a grater specifically that can handle grating cinnamon sticks. I found 3:
There are other colors of handles besides red; you can see a black handled version of it in the above link, since red is notorious for often containing cadmium.
I tried using my electric flaxseed grinder (which looks like a coffee grinder), but it left long shards of bark.
I’m not sure if any of the above are dishwasher safe. They are all non-electric though.
I don’t know if any of those contain plumbum.
Is the handle on this grater safe? I figured if it were plastic or rubber it should be avoided? Just wondering if I should go with this one or a stainless steel one. Thanks
It’s safe from a Lead-perspective – but anything plastic eventually ends up in the landfill, so moving forward I have been seeking out more durable non-plastic products. Thanks for commenting.