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Dec 26, 2007 02:50 PM

Chefmate dutch oven toxic?

A friend was telling me there is lead in the red, made in China, dutch oven I bought during last years no knead bread craze. Has anyone else heard that? I use it specifically for the bread ( I have other dutch ovens for other cooking.) I cook for people who are chronically ill, children, and/or elderly very frequently which is why my friend mentioned it. What do you think? Thanks for your help.

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  1. The inside glaze is Not red, but white' could the exterior glaze hurt unless you took a screwdriver to hit..took off a hunk, and then embedded it into your food....
    I don't think you have a problem...but if Target has a recall.....

    It is a knockout shade of red isn't it! Real HOT!

    1. Buy one of those lead detector pens at the hardware store and set your mind at ease.

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