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Nickel Free Cooking

Nickel allergy can make almost any product a problem. In this section you will find nickel allergy free solutions to common household items. Many of the items are suggested by readers just like yourself! Let us know what items give you trouble and we will try to find a nickel free solution for you!

Cast Iron

Cast iron cooks evenly, is very durable, won't crack or peel and best of all, is completely nickel free and won't leach nickel into your recipes! In fact, cast iron is an excellent source of dietary iron instead!

Anodized aluminum

Cast iron can be heavy and does require some special care, so a great alternative is anodized aluminum cookware. Lightweight, even cooking but a little more expensive.

NIckel allergy can make cooking a problem. Most cookware is 18/8 or 18/10 stainless steel. That means cookware can contain as much as 8% to 10% nickel. There is concern that the nickel used in stainless steel cookware could leach out into cooked food. If you have severe nickel allergy, and you are concerned, you might want to try anodized aluminum, cast iron and 18/0 stainless steel cookware.


Need nickel free forks, knives and spoons? Oneida carries many 18/0 items. 18/0 steel is nickel allergy free. Click to shop brings over 370 nickel allergy free flatware items. Always double check it says 18/0.

There are many types of steel? If you have nickel allergy there is one type of steel you will always want to look for. It is called 18/0 steel. That means it contains 18% chromium and no nickel. Look for it in cookware and flatware if you suffer from nickel allergy.

18/0 stainless steel

Love that stainless steel look? Not a problem with this 18/0 (the zero means no nickel content) cookware set. Not quite as corrosion resistant as regular stainless, it is still considered dishwasher safe.


Did you know that there are many nickel free choices for forks, knives and spoons? There are quite a few tableware sets that are made from 18/0 nickel free steel so click and be amazed!