Following up on my earlier post, here is another example of XRF test results for a Corning Visions piece. [Year of manufacture unknown.]
This piece is a small saucepan and differs from the piece I posted earlier in that it is “Made in France.” It also has the 3-D diamond/pyramid shaped pattern on the bottom of the pan. These ridges can be felt on the inside surface of the pan. The bottom surface of the pan is flat.
This piece purchased at a Portland, Oregon Goodwill store in the summer of 2018 for $2.99.
The markings on this piece (on the handle) are:
And on the back of the handle (the underside) in backwards print (so they can be read correctly when viewing them through the clear amber glass of the handle):
- A B
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Here are the XRF readings for the specific piece pictured here:
- Lead (Pb): Non-Detect*
- Cadmium (Cd): Non-Detect
- Arsenic (As): Non-Detect
- Mercury (Hg): Non-Detect
- Barium (Ba): 4,289 +/- 241 ppm
- Bromine (Br): 231 +/- 21 ppm
- Zinc (Zn): 10,500 +/- 400 ppm
- Copper (Cu): 170 +/- 60 ppm
- Iron (Fe): 834 +/- 219 ppm
- Vanadium (V): 1,151 +/- 132 ppm
- Titanium (Ti): 14,700 +/- 800 ppm
- Zirconium (Zr): 15,600 +/- 600 ppm
- Platinum (Pt): 305 +/- 110 ppm
*Non-Detect = negative within the testing limitations of an XRF instrument.
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While this particular piece of Visionware is lead-free, some of the Visions pieces I have tested over the years have been positive for trace (very low) levels of lead. As a result, I personally do not use Corning Visionware for my family, instead I choose undecorated cast iron, clear glass and stainless steel for cooking.
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I can’t seem to take any photos without my kitties butting in!
This is Midnight, she’s about a year old.
Tamara – can you recommend brands of stainless steel and glass pots and pans to purchase?
Aurora Bradford says
Salad Master and Kitchen Craft
Have you tested visionware made in USA?
Marcos Mazzoni says
Why do you use Stainless steel? Isn’t most of it recycled with trace levels of RADIOACTIVE ☢️ elements? What about nickel leaching? Is this something to worry about (read a paper that it does’t leach all that much after the 6th use, but is this leaching amount still hurtful? I,m asking mainly for 18/10 SS.
What about iron cast? Iron is the MOST OXIDANT metal in the body! You can have excess iron in your bodies (as the majority of the population does) and still be anemic (which is often an argument for iron). What do you think of my comments?
Do we know anything about whether this barium is ok? I am guessing none of it leaches but I don’t know much about barium or barium oxide which is supposedly an ingredient in this glassware.
For me I have concerns because it seems to not be well studied in terms of potential impacts.
Wes read this: https://tamararubin.com/2018/09/asktamara-do-you-recommend-corning-visionware/