- Link to recent article (December 2022) with comprehensive overview of the issue.
- Link to template / language to use when contacting KitchenAid
- Link to the Lead Safe Mama point-by-point response to their boiler plate denial / deflection response (“Throughout our 111 year history…..”)
- Post with videos showing me purchasing and testing a NEW paddle attachment from Walmart in December of 2022 (this includes a video showing test results for this new paddle – which is also positive for Lead.)
December 12, 2022 – Monday
Please note the following additional concern for these KitchenAid Stand Mixers:
- If you have a machine from this brand made in the past 30 years the machine itself (the colorful enamel-coated component) is not likely leaded (although the power cord may be positive for either high levels of Lead or high levels of Antimony).
- Older ones (30+ years old) can have Leaded enamel for the colorful part of the body of the machine.
- To deal with the cord, keep it plugged in (in a safe GFI outlet) behind or at the back of a counter (or table) to limit how often you have to touch it. Wash hands with warm water and soap after touching the cord (especially if preparing food) and if you want to take it a step further you can wrap a little section (that you might touch often) with painters tape (the blue paper stuff) but that’s only a last option if the other options don’t work well for you. Do not use ELECTRICAL TAPE as electrical tape is normally positive for high levels of either Lead or Antimony (more about that issue here).
Here are some of the additional posts and articles on this website with specific XRF test results for examples of these products:
- c. 2014 KitchenAid Stand Mixer Attachments – Original Overview Post
- c. 2014 KitchenAid Paddle: 333 ppm Lead
- c. 1990s Vinyl Coated KitchenAid Fridge: 1,646 ppm Lead
- c. 2010 Yellow Silicone KitchenAid Spatula: 970 ppm Lead
- KitchenAid Burnished Paddle: 445 ppm Lead
- c. 2007 KitchenAid Burnished Paddle: 607 ppm Lead
- c. 2006 Dough Hook: 698 ppm Lead
- c. 2006 Burnished Metal Paddle: 644 ppm Lead
- KitchenAid Whisk Attachment: 274 ppm Lead
- c. 2015 KitchenAid Dough Hook: 315 ppm Lead
- c. 1994 Kitchen Aid Paddles: 600 to 800 ppm Lead
- 2019 Red Silicone KitchenAid Spatulas: 11 ppm Lead
- Black Ceramic Liner of KitchenAid Slow Cooker: 386 ppm Lead
For those new to this website
Tamara Rubin is a multi-Federal-award-winning independent advocate for consumer goods safety, and a documentary filmmaker. She is also a mother of Lead-poisoned children. Tamara’s sons were acutely Lead-poisoned in August of 2005. She began testing consumer goods for toxicants in 2009 and was the parent-advocate responsible for finding Lead in the popular fidget spinner toys in 2017. This year , her work was also responsible for three CPSC product recalls — the Jumping Jumperoo recall (June, 2022); the Lead painted NUK baby bottle recall (July, 2022); and the Leaded Green Sprouts Insulated Stainless Steel Baby Bottles (November, 2022) — and she was recently featured in an NPR story about Lead in consumer goods (August, 2022); The Guardian (December, 2022); and an upcoming article in Consumer Reports (February, 2023). Tamara uses XRF testing (a scientific method used by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission) to test consumer goods for toxicants (specifically heavy metals), including Lead, Cadmium, Mercury, Antimony, and Arsenic. All test results reported on this website are science-based, accurate, and replicable. Items are tested multiple times, to confirm the test results for each component tested and reported on. Please click through to this link to learn more about the testing methodology used for the test results discussed and reported on this website.