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Yellow 2013 Le Creuset Number 21 Sauce Pan Lead Safe Mama b

Made In France (c. 2013) Yellow Le Creuset Sauce Pan [#21]: 19,600 ppm Cadmium (a known carcinogen) + 48 ppm Lead.

The owner of this #21 Le Creuset (Made In France) yellow 2-1/4 quart frying pan, told me he purchased it about 6 years ago — which would be c. 2013. He shared two pans with me, each that were purchased about the same time. Click here to see the second pan (also yellow). Please note […]

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2015 Lodge Blue Cast Iron Casserole Lead Safe Mama 2

Light Blue & White Lodge Cast Iron Enameled Dutch Oven: 48 ppm Lead + 35 ppm Arsenic

  I tested this light blue Lodge enameled cast iron dutch oven lid back in 2015 (at the Portland Green Festival!) With more recently tested items I capture a much more comprehensive panel of test results, however with this one I just captured the following two sets of readings (which are enough to support my […]

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Dark Blue Lodge Dutch Oven Lead Safe Mama 3

Dark Blue & White Lodge Cast Iron Enameled Dutch Oven (c. 2006): 1,693 ppm Lead + 555 ppm Arsenic

I tested this Lodge enameled cast iron dutch oven back in 2016. With more recently tested items I capture a much more comprehensive panel of test results, however with this one I just captured the following two sets of readings (which are enough to support my opinion that enameled cast iron should always be avoided […]

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GreenLife Pan Lead Safe Mama 1

Green+Life Saucepan: Lead Free, but….

While this pan is Lead-free (and is also negative for other toxicants like Cadmium, Arsenic and Mercury) I would not personally choose to use something like this in my home. The main reason for my concern with a pan like this is that the surface coating wears off. I tried to capture (in the photos […]

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Small Noni Stainless Nickel Free Made In USA Pan Lead Safe Mama 9b

THIS is my NEW FAVORITE PAN (and that’s before I have even used it yet, LOL!)

SolidTeknics Made In USA frying pan (2018). A friend in Australia had this shipped this to me to test. I am going to start this post by sharing the XRF results, and then will share a list of all the reasons I think this pan is a wonderful “Safer Choice” (from both a non-toxic perspective, […]

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Ikea 2-5 Liter Stainless Cooking Pot Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 5

2018 Ikea Stainless 2.5 Liter Cooking Pot: #LeadFree and very low Nickel!

As a rule, stainless steel items do not have toxicants (e.g. Lead, Mercury, Arsenic or Cadmium) in the actual stainless steel components. In “complex” items (those with multiple parts, like the pot pictured here) – there can sometimes be lead in other, non-stainless–steel pieces affixed to the pot (like handles, knobs, grommets – or quite often, the brass valves on […]

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Ceramcor Xtrema Ceramic Lead Free Leaded Saucepan Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 6

Ceramcor Xtrema “Metals-Free” Saucepan Positive For Lead, Cadmium, Cobalt, Iron, Nickel, Chromium and other metals when tested with an XRF instrument.

In August of 2018 I tested yet another Ceramcor Xtrema “Lead-Free” pan that ended up being positive for lead. This pan was purchased direct from the company, c. November of 2016. These pans are advertised and promoted as being metals-free, and specifically as being lead-free — yet when they are tested with an XRF instrument the coatings […]

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A New Trend In Stupidity: : Expensive Fancy Cookware with Leaded Brass Handles Is All The Rage In Kitchen “Fashion”

Words companies are currently using to describe their contemporary cookware that incorporates last-century high-lead-content brass decorative elements (these are screenshots from their websites:)   This one is a hard subject for me; I almost don’t know where to start because there is so much to say… First and foremost, realize that in many cases, the […]

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#Leaded: Vintage Unmarked White Enamel Cooking Pot

Tested in 2014.  This pot was positive for 463 ppm lead when tested with an XRF instrument. Age and maker are unknown. Most vintage enamelware is high lead. The amount of lead that is considered toxic in an item intended for children is 90 ppm lead and higher (90 and up for coatings, 100 and […]

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#LeadFree: Stainless Steel Pan, Brand Unknown

Stainless steel pan. Brand unknown. Non-Detect (ND/ Negative) for lead, cadmium, arsenic and mercury. All components tested with an XRF instrument. For those who are interested in stainless steel, this is SS #304 in all components that are metal.  The make up of this SS #304 is 186,400 ppm chromium (Cr), 96,200 ppm nickel (Ni) […]

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