Re-thinking: Is enamel toxic-free ?
the main point:
pigments (and maybe enamel itself) in the interior pot coating are partially made from metals.
I looked at Le Creuset's stockpots.
The color of the inner enamel was beige.
Le Creuset or similar enameled products, is said to be "the world's safest", "an inert ,non-reactive".
I'd be much interested in such. I want to avoid secretion of metals or toxins into the food I cook. (aluminum, nickel, teflon etc.)
But before I buy, I searched: is it metal-free or toxins free ?
Enamel is essentially a glass (mostly from silicon and oxygen)
but can (or must?) also contain some :
Intermediates : aluminum, titanium, Zirconium,
modifiers: barium, strontium, lead, lithium, bismuth, boron, etc.
Pigments: I assume, that the same pigments for glass are used for the enamel.
many of them are made from metals, which some are poisenous. (besides "lead and cadmium")
also mentioned "organic binder" as taking part of the process.
I sent a simple question to three leading companies: Le Creuset, Chantal, and Silit.
No one replied so far.
If you think there is a sense to this subject, please send questions to them.
maybe you will share with me the answer.