Enamelware has been a staple in kitchens since the 1920s. Filled with character and charm, enamel products are great for use in the kitchen, for picnics or to take camping. Enamelware is oven safe up to 270C, freezer friendly and suitable for gas and electric hobs. It is dishwasher safe yet hand washing is preferred. Not safe for microwaves.
Caring for your enamelware:
Minor surface irregularities and unfinished edges are a normal result of the metal working and enameling process. Though durable and strong, enamelware like any good ceramic can experience scratching and dulling over time and use. We like to think this adds to the character and charm of these old school classics. To keep signs of wear to a minimum, some love and care is required.
Do not scrub the enamel surface with abrasive materials. Lemon juice can remove stains from enamelware products, such as tea stains on mugs. Soaking the products in warm soapy water will help remove baked on food. Coating your pans in a light layer of oil before cooking can help with cleaning after use.
Do not allow enamelware to boil dry. It may damage the enamel surface.
If enamelware should be left empty on a hot burner or in a heated oven, switch off and allow to cool slightly before adding liquid.
Enamelware is still safe to use even after experiencing chips from being dropped or roughly handled. When this happens the steel below naturally oxidizes and the enamelware remains safe to use.