Chemical Composition of Unglazed Clay Flower Pots to be used like a La Cloche?????
Reading through old posts I ran across a Cloche type of baking lid that someone made using a regular unglazed flower pot. While reading through the comments I found quite a few contradicting statements about the safety of using clay pots due to lead.
I am totally confused as some state that it is only the glazed pots that contain lead which is in the glaze...while others state that even in regular flower pots there is lead too that will leach into foods baked with them - even if the food doesn't touch them....
When I googled the confusion only intensified....
So I am wondering if there is anyone here who knows where to get the information that specifies what actually is in a regular flower pot - ie the kind I can buy at my local garden store or Ace Hardware store - so that I can see for myself what the chemical composition is and then decide if it is something I feel safe baking my breads under....if I make one.
Thanks for your help!