XRF Test Results For An Oster Blender’s Base Parts
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Jar Gasket (gray rubber):
- Barium (Ba): 239 +/- 140 ppm
- Zinc (Zn): 9,961 +/- 155 ppm
- Iron (Fe): 1,692 +/- 74 ppm
- Titanium (Ti): 10,700 +/- 500 ppm
Jar Ring (black plastic):
- ND (non-detect) for all metals detectible with the XRF instrument used.
Blender Cutter: (tested to the extent possible without disassembly):
Test One – with Copper Colored Metal Disc in the Scope
- Chromium (Cr): 30,300 +/- 1,400 ppm
- Tin (Sn): 60,300 +/- 800 ppm
- Copper (Cu): 829,200 +/- 2,600 ppm
- Iron (Fe): 78,700 +/- 1,400 ppm
Test Two – with other (silver colored) metal of piece
Stainless Steel 304
- Chromium (Cr): 152,100 +/- 1,000 ppm
- Tin (Sn): 143 +/- 54 ppm
- Gold (Au): 436 +/- 208 ppm
- Copper (Cu): 3,871 +/- 498 ppm
- Nickel (Ni): 87,500 +/- 1,600 ppm
- Iron (Fe): 727,500 +/- 2,400 ppm
- Vanadium (V): 1,108 +/- 195 ppm
- Mo: 5,293 +/- 187 ppm
- Cobalt (Co): 3,573 +/- 1,381 ppm
- Magnesium (Mn): 17,700 +/- 1,300 ppm
As always, please let me know if you have any questions.
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Thanks Tamara, we appreciate you sharing all this with all the public.
We don’t have a blender at themoment and this would be about the only one we could afford. I am sure many people are in the position. Would you be comfortable using this one? I know you didn’t test the other parts, but we really would love to have some sort of blender:)
Stay tuned for some more posts on this!
I G Stark says
Thanks Tamara! Am I to assume that the metals not mentioned are not detected? I think that the levels of the metals you found are safe because they are found in small amounts in multivitamins. Am I correct?
Anything not mentioned was ND (Non-Detect). The other levels I report (other than Hg, Pb, As, Cd, Sb, etc.) are just for curiosity’s sake, and are not considered toxic by most standards.
Is this a blender you would recommend using?
Your post doesn’t say whether or not the product is recommended for purchase? Do you recommend the Oster products, or no?
I don’t recommend many products. I try to get information about test results so people can make their own decisions based on the information I provide. I have had this brand in the past and I would be comfortable using it with my family… so I guess that is a recommendation! 🙂