These knives 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 the stainless steel knife from Ikea pictured in this post. What I like about this knife is that the construction is one solid piece of stainless steel (the handle is not detached or in any way separate from the blade, it is one contiguous piece of metal.)
Related: #AskTamara: What is stainless steel?
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XRF Test Results:
Reading on XRF says “Metal-430/40”
Test done for a minimum of 60 seconds.
- 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): 134,200 +/- 1,000 ppm
- Copper (Cu): 448 +/- 409 ppm
- Nickel (Ni): 1,760 +/- 379 ppm
- Iron (Fe): 855,300 +/- 2,000 ppm
- Vanadium (V): 952 +/- 181 ppm
- Magnesium (Mn): 4,684 +/- 1,142 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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