These spoons are VERY LOW Nickel!
Note: I generally never have a concern about stainless steel items containing any lead (unless they are not a single component item.) See this post for more about that.
Below are the XRF test results for a stainless steel spoon from Ikea. Note: The light in these images make the spoon look like it has a black finish which it does not. This spoon has the typical color of stainless steel (better depicted in the image with the back mark below.)
The spoon is marked “Stainless Steel IKEA 224 22” on the back. (Image below).
Related: #AskTamara: What is stainless steel?
XRF Test Results:
Reading on XRF says “Metal-430/40”
- Lead (Pb): Negative / Non-Detect (ND)
- Mercury (Hg): Negative / Non-Detect (ND)
- Arsenic (As): Negative / Non-Detect (ND)
- Cadmium (Cd): Negative / Non-Detect (ND)
- Barium (Ba): Negative / Non-Detect (ND)
- Antimony (Sb): Negative / Non-Detect (ND)
- Selenium (Se): Negative / Non-Detect (ND)
- Chromium (Cr): 135,400 +/- 1,000 ppm
- Nickel (Ni): 1,177 +/- 379 ppm
- Iron (Fe): 856,200 +/- 2,100 ppm
- Vanadium (V): 776 +/- 174 ppm
- Magnesium (Mn): 4,423 +/- 1,175 ppm
I love Ikea cookware and kitchen products and will always (until further notice) recommend them as safer choices for your family. We use several Ikea products in our home.
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