Frequently Asked Questions
There is no lead in the Pickl-It wire-bail metal closure OR its glass container, both manufactured by Bormioli Rocco, in business since 1825.
Bormioli is known for its industry-leading innovation, design, and commitment to high-standards, exceeding California 65 safety standards. While California 65 allows for “acceptable” levels of lead, Bormioli has taken the position that lead is not an acceptable ingredient in food-related products.
Our youngest battles Autism, so we greatly appreciate Bormioli’s “No Toxin” commitment, making them our wire-bail container of choice for the Pickl-It!
- No Plastic
- No Lead
- No BPA
- No Glaze
- No Cadmium
- No Petroleum
…in any Pickl-It component!
|It does matter which containers you use to ferment your foods. Some antique glassware, pottery, porcelain or glaze in slow-cooker crocks are known to leach lead or cadmium into food.|
Old Colored Glass – Most Contain Lead – a handy reference guide for learning about antique glass, colored, or not, and whether or not it contains lead
Did you know...
2400 BC: Archaeologists and anthropologists believe the ancient Mesopotamians were the first to pickle (cure, or ferment) a wide variety of food.
Wow!! Thanks for your helpful guidance as we switched our water kefir fermentation over to the Pickl-It system. We’ve been making water kefir for over a year, but it has always been open to the air with just a mesh covering. A couple of days ago our Christmas 3 – 3 Bundle came in and we set up the water kefir grains in a 1 L. It was time to harvest (& taste!!) this morning and IT IS SOOOOO GOOD!!!! There are none of the vinegary notes that were present in our past batches. It’s fully done – which I judge by the fact that it’s only very very slightly sweet, and the carbonation is good (on the subtle side instead of tickling your nose). It’s perfection! The flavor is very pleasing and refreshing. There’s no going back now : ) This is an easy breezy way to ferment excellent water kefir for sure!
—Janice S. - Indiana