2018 Ikea Stainless 2.5 Liter Cooking Pot: #LeadFree

2018 Ikea Stainless 2.5 Liter Cooking Pot: #LeadFree

As a rule, stainless steel items do not have toxicants (e.g. Lead, Mercury, Arsenic or Cadmium) in the actual stainless steel components.

In “complex” items (those with multiple parts, like the pot pictured here) – there can sometimes be lead in othernon-stainlesssteel pieces affixed to the pot (like handles, knobs, grommets – or quite often, the brass valves on pressure cookers, etc.) However, that has not been the case on any of the many Ikea stainless items I have tested.

Additionally, interesting to note: Many Ikea stainless items are also Nickel-free [or at least low Nickel, as this one is — with varying, low levels of Nickel in the different components). Some people have concerns about Nickel allergies, and so if you have that concern, Ikea stainless might be a good alternative (given most non-Ikea stainless steel cookware has Nickel that is typically closer to 82,000 ppm).

Below are the full XRF testing readings for an 2018 Ikea Stainless 2.5 Liter Cooking Pot.

PLEASE SCROLL DOWN TO SEE ALL IMAGES and ALL READINGS of ALL COMPONENTS TESTED.

Related: #AskTamara: What is Stainless Steel?

2018 Ikea Stainless 2.5 Liter Cooking Pot: #LeadFree

Interior Markings on Pot (Appear to be Etched)
– one minute reading (image above)

  • Chromium (Cr): 161,600 +/- 1,600 ppm
  • Nickel (Ni): 753 +/- 356 ppm
  • Iron (Fe): 830,100 +/- 2,500 ppm
  • Vanadium (V): 1,234 +/- 445 ppm
  • Magnesium (Mn): 4,606 +/- 1,144 ppm

Inside Bottom (Food Surface) of Pot
“Metal – 430/40”- one minute reading

  • Chromium (Cr): 161,600 +/- 1,600 ppm
  • Nickel (Ni): Negative / Non-Detect
  • Iron (Fe): 831,100 +/- 2,500 ppm
  • Vanadium (V): 1,149 +/- 436 ppm
  • Magnesium (Mn): 3,767 +/- 1,122 ppm

2018 Ikea Stainless 2.5 Liter Cooking Pot: #LeadFree

Handle of Pot:
– one minute reading  (image above)

  • Chromium (Cr): 141,000 +/- 1,100 ppm
  • Nickel (Ni): 1,481+/- 434 ppm
  • Iron (Fe): 850,200 +/- 2,200 ppm
  • Vanadium (V): 624 +/- 182 ppm
  • Magnesium (Mn): 5,366 +/- 1,248 ppm

Metal of Grommets on Outside (image above):
“Metal-301” – one minute reading

  • Chromium (Cr): 152,000 +/- 7,600 ppm
  • Bromine (Br): 34 +/- 17 ppm
  • Tin (Sn): 354 +/61 ppm
  • Copper (Cu): 17,000 +/- 900 ppm
  • Nickel (Ni): 75,300 +/- 2,300 ppm
  • Iron (Fe): 741,600 +/- 5,800 ppm
  • Magnesium (Mn): 10,600 +/- 1,200 ppm

2018 Ikea Stainless 2.5 Liter Cooking Pot: #LeadFree

Outside Bottom of Pot (image above)
“Metal – 430/40” – one minute reading

  • Chromium (Cr): 135,300 +/- 1,000
  • Copper (Cu): 1,111 +/- 266 ppm
  • Nickel (Ni): 2,500 +/- 453 ppm
  • Iron (Fe): 852,400 +/- 2,100 ppm
  • Magnesium (Mn): 5,896 +/- 1,175 ppm

Outside Side of Pot
“Metal – 430/40” – one minute reading

  • Chromium (Cr): 139,900 +/- 1,100
  • Nickel (Ni): 831 +/- 375 ppm
  • Iron (Fe): 852,400 +/- 2,100 ppm
  • Vanadium (V): 572 +/- 177
  • Magnesium (Mn): 3,926 +/- 1,192 ppm

Pot Lid
“Metal – 430/40” – one minute reading

  • Chromium (Cr): 134,600 +/- 1,200
  • Nickel (Ni): 1805 +/- 398 ppm
  • Iron (Fe): 858,600 +/- 2,100 ppm
  • Vanadium (V): 481 +/- 220
  • Magnesium (Mn): 3,053 +/- 1,138 ppm

As always, please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you for reading and for sharing my posts.

Tamara Rubin
#LeadSafeMama

2018 Ikea Stainless 2.5 Liter Cooking Pot: #LeadFree

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