OT - Slow Cookers and Lead

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OT - Slow Cookers and Lead

I recently learned that my older than dirt rival crock pot may contain lead in the crock part. I am now on the search for a lead free one, but I am having a hard time finding one that is truly lead free.

Does anyone know of a brand that is lead free? Hamilton beach says that it allows only levels of lead that are deemed safe by the FDA, so it is not lead free..

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Interesting, Mel. I was going to put a crockpot on my Xmas wishlist.

So, any brand recommendations?

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Well, if you read the very end of the blog, and I have to admit, she got REALLY boring and drug it out and I almost quit reading it.........

But, all the brands that said their crocks were compliant with FDA lead leaching, don't even have lead in them at all. I am left to infer that the companys' statements about lead in the crock glazes is simply a CYA.

She had several different brands and colors tested and all came up with no lead.

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I did see that and I was so glad to see the results of it! I just bought a cheapo 5 qt. Hamilton Beach crock at wally mart the other day. It was only 15 bucks, it is nice to have and extra one around. I still want a programmable one, but I will wait for Santa to bring me that Wink