[Sca-cooks] Bronze Cookware

yaini0625 at yahoo.com yaini0625 at yahoo.com
Sat Aug 28 13:26:34 PDT 2010

Pewter ware from Europe should also be used with caution due to its high lead content. As of right now pewter ware from the U.S is lead free after 1990. 
Bronze also has elements of arsenic in the alloy which is another reason to use caution. 
I smelt my alloys outside because of the arsenic and lead.
Any Bronze dealers in the U.S?

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From: Johnna Holloway <johnnae at mac.com>
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Date: Sat, 28 Aug 2010 15:16:00 
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Subject: Re: [Sca-cooks] Bronze Cookware

They may do bronze ware but they do so with this warning

WARNING!!                 Do NOT use Bronze for Cooking!!

Although the items cast in Bronze look wonderful and, truth to tell  
are more historically accurate for early periods, you MUST NOT use  
them for cooking if you're going to eat the food.

The bronze is an alloy containing mainly copper and tin, but also has  
up to 5% lead and does NOT conform to modern cookware requirements.

Please be aware that there is a serious risk of VERDIGRIS poisoning  
from the copper and lead is not something you want to be ingesting  

Only use cast-iron if you're going to consume the food you make; if  
you're demonstrating then Bronze is fine.


They actually endorse using aluminum in another place on their site  
because it weighs less.


On Aug 28, 2010, at 11:22 AM, Elise Fleming wrote:

> Greetings!  Here is a link to a company which produces reproduction  
> bronze cooking items - http://www.historiccastings.co.uk/ .  If you  
> think you want some of the pieces, be aware that the company is said  
> to be difficult to get a response from! They are the ones who supply  
> the bronze cookware for Hampton Court.
> Alys K.
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