Accidentally left a metal spoon in the crockpot for 6 hours making chicken soup. It fell to the bottom without me knowing it. Is this harmful should I dispose of the soup?

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    Any idea what type of metal? – user63780 Dec 16 '17 at 19:19
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    If you don't know what sort of metal, do you know of its anything unusual (old, expensive, unusually light)? – Chris H Dec 16 '17 at 20:03

How could this be harmful? If it's a spoon, it's meant for food. Don't throw out your soup. Go ahead and eat it. It's fine.

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    For a spoon made of silver or copper the question would be worth asking. Most cutlery is of course stainless steel, like many saucepans and trivially acceptable. – Chris H Dec 16 '17 at 20:02
  • Still no one is armed by a cooked silver spoon. Different would be a diet base on luxury last century spoon broth :) – Alchimista Dec 17 '17 at 14:19

If you are afraid that your spoon is made of nickel or lead then no, but that spoon probably would have made you sick before. If it made of stainless steel or silver, you should be fine.

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