Archive | Bare Metal Kitchen Item With Lead

2015 Oxo Ice Cream Scoop Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama

Pre-2015 Oxo Ice Cream Scoop With Rubber Handle: 1,481 ppm Lead in the metal scoop.

This OXO brand ice cream scoop tested positive for lead at 1,481 parts per million (in the bare metal part of the scoop – the part that touches your food.) I tested this in September of 2014, so while I don’t know the exact year of manufacture it was before this date. This grayish metal […]

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#Leaded: Vintage Stand Hand Juicer

Vintage countertop stand hand juicer. No mark or maker noted. The corroding deteriorating gray metal part that touches the orange while it is being juiced was positive for lead at 2,254 ppm.  The white enamel part was positive for lead at 168 ppm. The amount of lead that is considered toxic in the paint or […]

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Vintage Ice Cream Scoop

Vintage ice cream scoop – 1,170 ppm lead (in the scoop.) Here’s my post with lead-free ice cream scoop choices! For #SaferChoices for your family, click here. To make a contribution in support of my independent consumer goods testing and lead poisoning prevention advocacy work, click here.  Thank you!

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#Leaded: Baskin Robbins Ice Cream Scoop…

Baskin Robbins Brand Ice Cream Scoop: 1,040 ppm lead. Tested with an XRF instrument. #XRFTesting   If you have an interest in learning more about these posts (likely because you are new to my site!) please check out this post for a start!  Thanks for visiting! For #SaferChoices in ice cream scoops for your family, click here.

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Would you like some lead (or cadmium or arsenic) with that ice cream?

Vintage Ice Cream Scoop. Metal: 28 ppm lead – considered safe by all standards. Red Plastic Handle: 3,091 ppm cadmium / 26 ppm Arsenic. — Most ice cream scoops I have tested (especially the vintage ones) have tested positive for at least some lead with an XRF.  For #SaferChoices in ice cream scoops for your […]

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2006 KitchenAid Mixer Burnished Metal Paddle Attachment Lead Safe Mama 2006

KitchenAid Brand Paddle Attachment for Upright Counter-Top Stand Mixer, purchased new c. 2006: 644 ppm Lead

  When tested with an XRF instrument this KitchenAid stand mixer paddle attachment  (purchased new, circa 2006) was positive for 644 ppm Lead. It is important to note that this is NOT the new (2018) stainless steel paddle, this is the “burnished” finish version of the paddle. I have not yet tested the new stainless […]

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Ask Tamara: Could you recommend a colander?

Ask Tamara Question:  Could you recommend a safe colander? Answer:  Many of my readers find me by following the Facebook page for my documentary film.  While the film is not primarily about lead in consumer goods it does touch on that subject – so on that page I post pictures of items I have tested […]

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