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May 26, 2013 09:18 PM

My pot (stainless steel 205 35) has some pits, if any poison metals dissolve into food, is it still safety to use? Attached some pictures for reference.

About two months ago, I bought a pot from IKEA that made by stainless steel 205 35, marked outside bottom of the pot. While a few days ago, I found there have 4 or 5 pits which diameter belike 0.1-0.3cm in the inside bottom of the pot. These pits seem like the plating surface of stainless steel were shed or taken off. Hence, I very worry about if any toxic metal, Nickel, Manganese, Chrome…dissolves into food when cooking. Is it still safety for cooking? Being parent, I will keep our children health and safety. Waiting and appreciate for your answers.

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  1. Frank-

    That should not happen to a good pot or pan.

    If it is only two months old, return it for a refund or exchange.

    1. The pitting could very well be from salt. If you salt the water when cooking things such as pasta, make sure you add it after the water is boiling so it dissolves rather than adding it to cold water where it will sit on the bottom while the water comes to a boil.

      In short, don't worry about it.

      I would simply periodically check your children's scalp for any signs of a horn growing.

      1. <Is it still safety for cooking?>

        In short -- Yes, it is safe.