Archive | Stainless Steel

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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PlanetBox BottleRocket Capsule Stainless Steel Water Bottle 6a

2018 PlanetBox BottleRocket Capsule Water Bottle: Lead-Free In All Accessible Components

2018 PlanetBox BottleRocket Capsule Water Bottle Click HERE to see this product on Amazon. All accessible components of this PlanetBox water bottle were tested with an XRF instrument. Destructive testing was not used (the product was not forcibly disassembled for testing beyond how it would come apart in normal use by a child). It is possible […]

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Yeti Pink Limited Edition Rambler Tumbler Lead Safe Mama 1

Pink Yeti Rambler 20 oz. Tumbler: Lead Free In All Accessible Components

Please note: the test results on this post are ONLY for the specific pink tumbler pictured and described here. As I have not tested many products from this brand, I cannot guarantee that other similar (or different) tumblers will have the same test results. I have one other similar tumbler (in a different color) that […]

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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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Restaurant Grade Stainless Chopsticks LeadSafeMama 2

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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Zack 20085 Rezzo Stainless Steel Tumbler Lead Safe Mama

XRF Test Results For Zack 20085 Rezzo Stainless Steel Tumbler

 Zack 20085 Rezzo Tumbler Heavy Duty Stainless Steel This item consists of one “component” with two distinct areas needing testing: The main body of the cup. The logo area of the cup (which may be etched or may be painted). Click here for an Amazon affiliate link* for this exact item. To learn more about […]

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Norpro 123 Grip-EZ Handy Flat Grater With Black Rubberized Handle

Tamara’s Kitchen: Norpro 123 Grip-EZ Handy Flat Grater With Black Rubberized Handle

Norpro 123 Grip-EZ Handy Flat Grater With Black Rubberized Handle: non-detect (negative/ND) for Lead (Pb), Arsenic (As), Cadmium (Cd) and Mercury (Hg) when tested with an XRF instrument. This is mine (from my kitchen) – and is several years old, which is why in my personal photos of the item the little red band is […]

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Water Right Hose Female End Stainless Steel Lead Free Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama

#AskTamara: What is stainless steel?

Ask Tamara Question: What is stainless steel? Answer: There are actually multiple answers to that question — as there are a lot of different grades of stainless steel. One of the most common grades of stainless steel (for household uses including cookware/ kitchen items) is “304”. When something reads as “304 Stainless” (with the XRF), […]

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