Cast iron pots are popular among cooks. The Consumer Council has recently tested 7 models of cast iron pots on the market, with prices ranging from RMB 798 to RMB 3,199.
It was found that the amount of metal released in 4 samples exceeded the upper limit set by the relevant standards.
Among them, Bruno cast iron pots were found to emit 16 times the carcinogenic heavy metal arsenic (Arsenic), which exceeded the limit set by the international standard; while the Lodge cast iron pots were detected to release iron (Iron), which exceeded the European Commission's guidelines by 54 times.
▼The Consumer Council tested 7 cast iron pots on the market▼
The prices of the 7 cast iron pots tested vary greatly, ranging from $798 to $3,199.
The test results found that among the 5 enamel-coated cast iron pots, the Vermicular priced at 2,580 yuan and the Bruno cast iron pot Enamel Pot priced at 798 yuan, respectively detected 2 and 4 types of metal released in excess of international standards. The upper limit set, among which Bruno detected the release of the carcinogenic heavy metal arsenic (Arsenic), which exceeded the upper limit by 16 times.
The other two cast iron pots without enamel coating, the Sori Yanagi Tekki Southern Iron Double-ear Saucepan, priced at 1,950 yuan, and the Lodge Blacklock Triple Seasoned Cast Iron Dutch Oven, priced at 1,788 yuan, detected 1 and 4 metals respectively. The amount of release.
Exceeds the upper limit set by the European Commission and the French DGCCRF, among which the amount of Iron detected by Lodge exceeds the upper limit 54 times.
The Center for Food Safety believes that the test results only reflect the amount of metal released by the cast iron pot samples under specific laboratory test conditions, and do not represent the amount of metal that may migrate from kitchen utensils to food during normal cooking.
In addition, the thermal uniformity of the cast iron pot is very different. When heated on a gas stove, Lagostina's thermal distribution is more uniform. The calculated maximum temperature difference is 66°C, while the Lodge with a larger body diameter performs poorly, and the calculated maximum temperature difference is 132° C.
As for the temperature rise rate of hot water, Le Creuset performed better when heated on an electric ceramic stove. The temperature in the entire monitoring range of the inner bottom of the pot rose from room temperature to at least 180°C in just 1 minute and 4 seconds; and Bruno performed poorly, taking 3 minutes and 58 seconds.
The Consumer Council’s comprehensive sample heating performance on gas stoves, induction cookers and electric ceramic stoves has an overall thermal uniformity score ranging from 3 to 4.5 points. Among them, Lagostina performed best with a 4.5-point overall score, while Lodge performed better. Inferior, only got an overall score of 3 points.
There are many types of cast iron pots on the market for those who cook to buy.
(Photo by Luo Junhao)
Bruno related products have been removed
Regarding the results of the Consumer Council’s test, the Customs stated that it had followed up based on relevant information and sent personnel to inspect the market. It was found that one of the models had been removed from the shelves, and three products were successfully trial-purchased, and safety tests were conducted in accordance with the relevant product approval standards. .
Bruno agents provide relevant test reports to the Consumer Council to prove that the chemical safety of the product complies with the national food safety standard GB 4806.3-2016, the international standard ISO 4531, the German LFGB regulations and Japan’s "Food Sanitation Law•Food, Additives Standards for etc.".
The agent also pointed out that after the Consumer Council’s test report, the test results were passed and the results of the Consumer Council’s test were doubtful. However, for safety reasons and to allay customers’ concerns, the sales of the same batch of related products have been suspended. Products; before selling the relevant products in the future, the batch will be tested or the relevant chemical safety report will be obtained before the sale is started.
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