For each post I write, there are category keyword tabs at the top of the post. Each of those words is a link to the category, and you can get to that category overview (to see all of the posts in that category) anytime, by clicking on any of those words. I am working on writing summary posts for each category (like this one), so my readers will be able to see all of my posts written for some of the more popular categories on my blog, easily (at a glance). This is my first attempt at this, so feedback is welcome. Please let me know if these summary posts are helpful. Thank you!
And without further ado… my glass measuring cup posts (each numbered line below is a link to a post with photos and more information):
- Pyrex. Red writing. c. 1994. Reading: 6,253 ppm Lead.
- Pyrex. Red writing. c. 2004. Reading: 31,300 ppm Lead.
- Pyrex. Purple writing. c. 2005-2010. 20,700 ppm Lead.
- Pyrex. Blue writing. 2013, 100th Anniversary. Reading: 54 ppm Cadmium.
- Pyrex. Red writing. Year unknown (newer). Reading: 326 ppm Cadmium.
- Anchor Hocking Oven Originals. Blue writing. Reading: 36,300 ppm Lead.
- Anchor Hocking. Red writing. Reading: 32,500 ppm Lead.
- My post on choosing a safer measuring cup (if you are in the market to buy a new one today).
As always, thank you for reading.
Thank you for being here, and thank you for sharing my posts!
Z. Rose says
I appreciate the suggestions for new options. I live in an area that thrives on owning old style dishware/baking use and the like, and without the correlle post you had made previously, I wouldn’t have thought to check. We have several things in the house that definitely need replaced now, put a few of the suggestions on my wishlist for later. Thanks for doing what you do, I haven’t seen anywhere else that actually tests these products and they’re so rampant and even..revered? to have for nostalgic reasons for a lot of people, which makes people want them more without knowing this stuff.
Thanks for commenting. That’s a big part of the problem, people have imbued them with nostalgia. But I promise you – if your grandmother knew how much Lead they had, she would not want you using her old dishes!
A good post to share with people (for context and potential impact of using toxic vintage dishware) is this one:
You are a true Hero for all of us who have suffered or are currently suffering with Heavy Metal Toxicity! Just a question – can the chemicals in the Red markings on the exterior STILL leach and contaminate the food if it’s not heated IN ANY WAY?
Thank you in advance, and thank you with all my heart for all the work you do. Being sick is a great burden, but your work makes my burden feel less heavy.
Hi Tamara! Thanks for your research and help! I would love to know if the collection of Pyrex Ultimate 10-Piece Glass Storage Set is lead free. I bought it since I read your post about Pyrex was a good lead-free option and the lids are also BPA-free HOWEVER when I got them I saw that It has a printed logo in gray at the corner of the lid. How can I know this set is safe?
Thank you so much!!!!!!!
Here is the link if you want to take a look:
Is the lid glass? or plastic? If it is plastic the logo is likely lead-free. If it is glass – I cannot say for sure as I have not tested it.
Do the Pyrex measuring cups with red paint all contain cadmium? All mine have the red markings