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My Personal KitchenAid Mixer

KitchenAide Mixer Blade & Dough Hook: Between 600 – 800 ppm lead!!! This is MY KitchenAid – from my wedding to my ex-husband in 1994. I had tested the blue part before and it was negative and before testing the blades from my friends’ mixers it NEVER occurred to ME to test my own blades (doh!) – […]

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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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KitchenAid Mixer Attachments, c. 2014: as high as 2,434 ppm Lead

When tested with an XRF instrument almost all of the KitchenAid brand mixer attachments (of the many that I have tested to date) have been positive for Lead*. This is true of the ones with the white coating and of the ones with the shiny or dull gray finish. This also includes the top-knobs on the […]

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KitchenAid Dough Hook, c. 2015

Newer (2015) KitchenAid Dough Hook:  315 ppm lead — The level of lead that is considered unsafe for an item intended for children is 90 ppm lead. Items like this are not regulated for total lead content (as detectable with an XRF instrument.) I am NOT saying that this item will poison you, but I AM asking… […]

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KitchenAid Whisk Attachment

KitchenAid whisk attachment: The top “nut” on this whisk attachment tested positive for lead at 274 parts per million (ppm.) — The level of lead that is considered unsafe for an item intended for children is 90 ppm lead. Items like this are not regulated for total lead content. I am NOT saying that this item […]

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KitchenAid Paddle Attachment, c. 2007

KitchenAid paddle: 607 parts per million lead (ppm). Purchased New Circa 2007(?) It was a “non-detect” for arsenic. — The level of lead that is considered unsafe for an item intended for children is 90 ppm lead. Items like this are not regulated for total lead content. I am NOT saying that this item will […]

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