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Question from Karen

I know that Debra has recommended Le Creuset in  the past and I would love to own one one day, but its just not in the budget for me right now. When I was in Ikea the other day I noticed they have their own enameled steel pot. It says that the materials are just steel and enamel and that there is no lead or cadmium added.
Do you think this is a safe alternative or is there more information that I need?

Lisa’s Answer

The lead comes from contamination rather than as an intentionally added ingredient.  I am not aware of any testing done on this item to confirm that it does not leach lead or cadmium.  You can go to, a blogger who does heavy metal testing, and see if she has information.


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