What is a Non Toxic Slow Cooker – How to Go About Finding One?


Nontoxic is the buzz word among healthy cooks but what does it really mean? When it comes to food, anything that can potentially contaminate it in any way is toxic. And the cooking vessel is most likely to react to food while cooking if it is made from a toxic material.

Is slow cooking healthy?

Slow cooking is considered a healthy and nutritious way of cooking food, but did you know that your cookware can leach toxins even when you are cooking on low heat? This means that your wisely chosen healthy and nutritious foods may not be as beneficial after slow cooking in a toxic pot. For those striving to cook healthy meals, a nontoxic slow cooker is an educated choice.

The commonly available electric slow cooker or instant pot available in the market come with lofty claims of cooking your food healthy and nutritious in a convenient way. Of course, they offer a lot of convenience but there is little to no focus on the ‘non-toxic’ aspect.

What makes Conventional Crock Pots unhealthy

Conventional slow cookers typically use ceramic or stainless steel insert. All metals are reactive and ceramic is low quality clay full of toxic impurities laden with harmful chemicals. Ceramic glaze has been found to contain heavy metals such as lead and cadmium. Such slow cooker leaches while cooking and causes health concerns.

Ceramic pots can cause lead poisoning
Ceramic pots can cause lead poisoning

Considering the awareness about the health risks of lead exposure, some makers came up with lead and cadmium free crock pots. These contain heavy metals in “safe levels”, but can lead contaminated food be really safe when ingested?

How Miriam’s slow cookers are different

After disappointments from what was not there in the market, Miriams Earthenware researched different non-toxic materials that can be used to make cookware and no wonder, they found their answers in the nature. These lead free slow cookers are uniquely different.

Primary clay is the only all-natural material that is innately non-reactive and can be used to make a truly nontoxic slow cooker, different from other slow cookers. Miriams clay pots are made from lab tested primary clay sourced from the USA. They do not use any additives, chemicals, or glazes. It is entirely lead free and therefore there is no lead contamination to the food.

Miriam’s Earthen Cookware does not have a toxic non stick coating on the pot either! With a simple seasoning technique the pot becomes naturally non stick after initial seasoning and 4-5 uses of cooking water-based recipes.

Slow Cook with Miriams Clay Pot on Stovetop
Slow Cook with Miriams Clay Pot on Stovetop

And Miriams non-toxic slow cooking pots are rich in features that make healthy cooking fast and easy – thanks to ergonomic design and unique hand-finishing. Miriams clay radiates unique far infrared heat that is gentle on nutrients and thoroughly cooks food by penetrating deep inside. Therefore, food cooks fast at low heat while retaining the natural taste and aroma.

Unlike a conventional crock pot, Miriams pots are multifunctional – you can use them to cook various kinds of recipes like rice & grains cooking, baking, pressure cooking, making yogurt, Dutch oven cooking and many more. And when cooking acidic foods, the clay alkalizes the food. No other unglazed clay pot can match these features.

Interested in slow cooking your favorite recipes in a truly non-toxic cooking pot? Head over to Miriams online store and order a pot today! Here are some slow cooker recipes to try in your healthy pot:

People Also Ask:

Are ceramic crock pots toxic?

Ceramic is made from low quality clay with toxic impurities further laden with harmful chemicals and lead glaze. The clay can include metals such as Iron, Manganese, Titanium, Magnesium, Aluminum, Barium, Copper, and even Lead and Cadmium. The material is often sourced in part from mining waste (far from being high quality sources), then further modified with hundreds of chemicals and additives in production. Therefore, ceramic crock pots are toxic to food.


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