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Stainless Steel Ikea Knife With Ridges Lead Safe Mama 1

Ikea Solid Stainless Steel 430-40 Knife With Ridges: Lead Free

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 […]

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Ikea Stainless Steel Spoon 224 22 Lead Safe Mama 3

Ikea Stainless Steel 430-40 Spoon 224 22, c.2014: Lead Free

These spoons 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 a stainless steel spoon from Ikea. Note: The light in these images make […]

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Stainless Steel Restaurant Supply Chopsticks, c.2016: Lead Free

Below are the XRF test results for some unbranded stainless steel chopsticks. While the XRF does not recognize this metal combination as a specific type or grade of stainless steel,  and while these are not expressly marked “stainless steel” (in fact there is no mark on them) I would still put them in the stainless […]

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1810 Calderoni Made In Italy Stainless Steel Fork Lead Safe Mama 3

18-10 Stainless Steel Fork, c. 2003 – Borromeo Pattern by Calderoni, Italy: Lead Free

Please scroll down for the XRF test results for an 18/10 stainless steel fork in the Borromeo pattern by Calderoni (Made in Italy) c. 2001 through 2003. This was the silverware my husband and I got for our wedding flatware when we merged our households. Purchased c. 2003. Related: #AskTamara: What do you use to […]

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Ikea Stainless Steel Made In China Fork Lead Safe Mama 1

Stainless Steel 430-40 Ikea Fork, c.2014: Lead Free

Below are the XRF test results for a stainless steel fork from Ikea. Related: #AskTamara: What do you use to test for lead? Related: #AskTamara: What is stainless steel? Please start by understanding the following takeaways: Stainless steel by itself (undecorated, solid stainless steel) IF it is truly stainless steel should not have any lead. […]

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#LeadFree: SMI Stainless Spoon / Flatware

Stainless Steel Spoon, marked “SMI”on the back: Non-detect/negative for Lead (Pb). Also non-detect for mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd) and arsenic (As.) Tested with an XRF instrument. The SMI mark appears to be that of Liberty Tabletop products a division of Sherrill MFG. Inc. “America’s Flatware Company.” These are Made in the USA and seem to […]

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#LeadFree: Vintage 1950s Silverware, Blossom Time

My husband’s mother died of a very aggressive form of lung cancer when he was just 18 years old (c. 1976.).  As a result, I never met my mother-in-law – and my children never had her as a grandma. Somehow, with all that has happened to our little family in the past 16 years [April […]

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#XRFTesting: Stainless Flatware for Children

Children’s Stainless Steel Silverware / Flatware sets: Non-Detect for Lead, Mercury, Cadmium and Arsenic. Exact items tested are in photo below. Stainless Steel is primarily composed of chromium, nickel, and iron.  Iron in stainless is usually in the 750,000 to 850,000 ppm range. Chromium in stainless is usually in the 120,000 to 182,000 ppm range. […]

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Stainless Steel Knife by Wallace: Lead Free

Stainless Flatware from “Wallace”: Lead Free Modern one-piece / single metal (seamless) flatware marked “stainless steel” and manufactured in recent years (regardless of country of origin) should all be lead free.  As always, please feel free to ask questions. Here are some good choices to look at: Oneida IKEA Henckles Lenox Stainless Steel is primarily composed of chromium, […]

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#LeadFree: Smart Planet Plastic Spork

Smart Planet Green Plastic Spork:  Lead Free! Modern hard plastic flatware designed and sold as intended for children (manufactured today) should all be lead free. Hello!  These are some of the results of our recent testing parties.  I will be updating each of these posts with more details very soon.  Thank you everyone for participating. […]

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