Massive list of household and everyday Items with Nickel

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Nickel is a common metal that is used in a wide variety of products. Got a nickel allergy? This massive list of household and everyday items with nickel includes over 100 items to help you navigate day to day.

Massive list of household items made out of nickel

Having nickel sensitivity means you are likely to develop an allergic reaction, which can lead to allergic contact dermatitis. Did you know that several everyday household items contain nickel? We have conducted extensive research and created a massive list of items that contain nickel

This way, you can make some changes to the items you use around your home or take preventive measures to reduce the risk of allergic reactions.

Depending on how active a person is in the home, they may be more or less exposed to nickel.

Remember, whenever in doubt, you can always test for the presence of nickel on any surface using a nickel allergy test kit.

List of household items containing nickel

We arrange items according to the room they are typically found in; however, placement can be random depending on everyone’s taste.

Nickel Allergens at Home – In the Kitchen

One study suggests that items in your kitchen are to blame for high nickel levels. This is because a large number of items in the kitchen are made from 304 and 316 stainless steel (18/8 and 18/10) materials that contain at least 8% nickel, brass alloys, chromium (chrome-plated finish) or have “brushed nickel” surface treatment. For someone with a nickel allergy, this is too much!

Please note that this list only includes inedible items that contain nickel. We have compiled an extensive list of foods high in nickel. It’s also worth trying our nickel checker to see how many grams of nickel a food contains before buying or eating it.

How to avoid exposure to nickel around household items

Nickel allergy does not cause any life-threatening symptoms, but if you find it challenging to go about your daily life, there are always ways to reduce your nickel exposure.

  • Wear gloves when handling stainless steel and metal objects around the house. You can easily find many food-grade gloves in most supermarkets and online stores, but you must ensure they are metal-free.
  • Use clear nail polish to paint some jewelry sets instead of buying new ones. This will provide a temporary fix for a few scuffs. Alternatively, coat it with precious metals.
  • Only wear jewelry sets made from precious metals such as sterling silver, platinum, titanium, 18k or 24k gold, plastic, ceramic, or wood tested and confirmed to be hypoallergenic.
  • Wear a rubber watch or a watch with no visible metal parts.
  • Use surgical metal for the piercing, but if the individual is allergic to nickel, use a precious metal instead, as surgical metal still contains small amounts of nickel.
  • Wear clothing with painted metal parts, or choose clothing made from all plastic parts.
  • Replace 304 and 316 stainless steel cookware with nickel-free cookware alternatives such as ceramic-coated cookware, 430 stainless steel (21/0 – <1% nickel content)
  • For utensils and silverware, buy those with rubber or wooden handles, or use wooden chopsticks.
  • Use plastic or painted metal tools.
  • Avoid most alloy metals.

People with nickel allergy can develop a reaction to nickel items within minutes, especially if they are sweating. In contrast, people with nickel sensitivity reported fewer attacks in cold weather.

List of over 120 household items that may contain nickel at home

Massive list of household items made out of nickel

1. Coffee machine

2. Pantry supplies

3. Stainless steel cookware

4. Stainless steel tableware

5. Tinware

6. Stainless steel sink

7. Stainless steel wash basin

8. Faucet

9. Cooking utensils

10. Oven

11. Toaster

12. Kettle

13. Baking pan

14. Stainless steel grill

15. Stainless steel handles for electrical appliances (microwave oven, refrigerator)

16. Glass/stainless steel coffee table

17. Some furniture with metal parts

18. Floor lamp

19. Belt

20. Bra hook

21. Bra underwire

22. Sunglasses handle

23. Ink pen

24. Scissors

25. Paper clip

26. Needles (including knitting needles and acupuncture needles)

27. Hairpin

28. Lighter

29. Fastener

30. Chrome cufflinks

31. Some zippers

32. Metal buttons on clothing, such as jeans and jackets

33. Key

34. Coin

35. Cell phone

36. Umbrella

37. Watch

38. Metal parts found on headphones

39. Jewelry containing less than 14K gold

40. Perforation

41. Most other metal jewelry

42. Cosmetics (many contain nickel sulfate hexahydrate)

43. Hair decoration and ornaments

44. Stainless steel and “chrome” shower heads

45. Stainless steel towel rack

46. Shaver

47. Razor blades and shaving sticks

48. Eyelash curler

49. Nail clippers and files

50. Tweezers

51. Stainless steel toilet flush handle/button

52. Stainless steel toilet paper holder

53. Orthodontic (dental implant) equipment

54. Orthopedic (implant) equipment

55. All hand tools (except rubber handles)

56. Vehicle stainless steel parts

57. Pruning shears

58. Most gardening tools

59. Stainless steel hose nozzle

60. Guitar string

61. Cello strings

62. Flute

63. Small

64. Piccolo

65. Metal parts found on drum set

66. Coins and currency

67. Eyeglasses and sunglasses

68. Belt buckles

69. Belt loops

70. Zippers

71. Snaps

72. Buttons

73. Rivets

74. Keys

75. Locks

76. Hinges

77. Handles

78. Knobs

79. Screws

80. Nails

81. Wires

82. Pipes

83. Faucets

84. Showerheads

85. Appliances

86. Electronics

87. Tools

88. Toys

89. Medical devices

90. Sports equipment

91. Clothing

92. Footwear

93. Accessories

94. Furniture

95. Home Decor

96. Building materials

97. Packaging

98. Food processing equipment

99. Toys

100. Pet supplies

101. Door handles

102. Window latches

103. Locks and keys

104. Electrical outlets and switches

105. Remote controls

106. Video game controllers

107. Picture frames

108. Curtains

109. Blinds

110. Light bulbs

111. Ceiling fans

112. Heaters

113. Air conditioners

114. Humidifiers

115. Dehumidifiers

116. Televisions

117. Computers

118. Printers

119. Scanners

120. Fax machines

121. Copiers

122. Speakers

123. Microwaves

124. Refrigerators

125. Stoves

126. Ovens

127. Dishwashers

128. Washing machines

129. Dryers

130. Freezers

131. Water coolers

132. Coffee makers

133. Tea kettles

134. Toasters

135. Blenders

136. Food processors

137. Can openers

138. Bottle openers

139. Corkscrews

140. Knives

141. Forks

142. Spoons

143. Spatulas

144. Tongs

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Dr. Eliza Bennett, Ph.D.
Dr. Eliza Bennett, Ph.D.

Dr. Eliza Bennett is the founder and principal author of, a platform dedicated to empowering individuals with allergies and sensitivities to live unrestricted, healthy lives. With a Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences and her own journey overcoming food metal allergies, Eliza combines scientific knowledge with personal insight to create a comprehensive resource. offers articles, recipes, and advice and allergy-free product reviews tailored to the needs of the allergy community, emphasizing practical strategies for managing dietary restrictions, hypoallergenic and allergy-free alternatives to daily products. Dr. Bennett's mission is to provide support, education, and inspiration, making a site for anyone seeking to navigate life with allergies confidently and freely.

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