Archive | Slow Cooker

2018 Vita Clay Chef Cooker Lead Safe Mama 2

Yet another “Lead-free” product positive for Lead. VitaClay Chef Slow Cooker: 70,400 ppm Lead. Please click and read for more info.

Here we have another product that is clearly marketed and sold – and explicitly labeled – as “Lead-free” — yet which, when tested with an XRF instrument, has three separate components that each tested positive for Lead in varying amounts (and, in fact, one of the components was positive for a extremely high level of Lead)! […]

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Miracle Rice Cooker And Steamer Lead Safe Mama Tamara Rubin 1

Miracle Rice Cooker c. 2009, Made In China: 5,484 ppm Lead + Cadmium + Antimony!

This Miracle Rice Cooker, purchased new c. 2009 (sorry —  I don’t have an exact year) used to be our personal rice cooker. We chose it because at the time, it was the only model on the market that featured a “benign” stainless steel pot (vs. aluminum — usually with some sort of nasty/toxic “non-stick coating”); it was […]

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Does Your Instant Pot Have Lead Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama

#AskTamara: Does Your Instant Pot Have Lead? XRF Test Results For A 6-Quart Instant Pot Purchased In July 2018 from Amazon.

#AskTamara: Does your Instant Pot have lead? More important: When you unpacked your Instant Pot, did you read each and every warning label and wonder why it was there? The short answer to the first question is (unfortunately): “Yes! The 2018 Instant Pot has at least two components that test positive for lead when tested […]

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#LeadSafe: Crock Pot Brand Black Ceramic Oval Crock Pot Liner

This Crock-Pot brand stoneware / black glazed ceramic liner was positive for lead at 42 parts per million (ppm). [Tested in July of 2014, exact year of manufacture unknown.]. This is a level that is considered safe by all standards (United States and European.) It has also likely been leach-tested.  That said I would personally […]

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Hamilton Beach Stay-or-Go Crock Pot White Painted Logo On Glass Lid: 9,866 ppm Lead

This ceramic crock pot liner and lid is from a Hamilton Beach “Stay or Go” model crock pot / slow cooker. The black ceramic component (the liner / vessel that holds the food) tested negative for lead, cadmium, mercury and arsenic when tested with an XRF instrument. The white writing on the lid (the logo […]

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This is what a responsible company looks like! Letter from Instant Pot…

I was thrilled to get a wonderfully responsible and friendly letter from the people at Instant Pot. Not only were they friendly and open in their communications, they also were interested in my XRF testing findings and are taking a proactive approach towards improving their product, even though they are not required to do this, […]

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XRFTesting: Instant Pot (Video)

We tested the Instant Pot today in a Facebook Live video! (Tested it for lead, mercury, cadmium, arsenic  – etc., – using an XRF Analyzer) Watch the video to see the testing results. Click the Facebook button on the video to share it from Facebook. Click the image below to check out Instant Pots on […]

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6 Quart Instant Pot Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 8

#AskTamara: Do you have any recommendations for a non-toxic slow cooker?

Originally Posted, June 2014. Question From Stacy (Via Facebook.) Updated: July 2018 QUESTIONS: Dear Tamara, Hello! I love your work and appreciate all the wonderful things you share with us. I was hoping you could help me with 2 things…I would love to get a slow cooker for our family. Do you have any recommendations […]

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