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Black Spots on Nickel Plated Kettle

thesilentwind | Oct 11, 201503:59 PM    

Hi everyone. I have this lovely Japanese nickel plated copper kettle which I use for boiling water for tea and the like. Recently, the kettle developed some black spots, and when you open the kettle's lid while it is boiling you can see streams of air coming from these spots. I'm worried if this mean the nickel plating is corroding already? If this was tin it wouldn't have mattered perhaps, but given Nickel's toxicity I would greatly appreciate it if someone can indicate whether this might mean the nickel might be leaching into the water?

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