How do you recognize high quality enamelware?

high quality enamelware

Only high-quality enamel tableware is also durable

Enamel ware, a centuries-old kitchenware, is everywhere and very popular. It is not only highly appreciated in the outdoor market, but also at home for the kitchen or as a decoration. It's just a beautiful, timeless piece of nostalgia. Enamel evokes memories of grandmothers, who used to cook hot milk or hearty stews in the nostalgic pots. Incidentally, it was originally referred to as the poor man's porcelain. That has changed, however, since porcelain crockery is no longer made by hand, but enamel ware cannot do without manual labour.

The production of enamelware is a very complex process with a high proportion of handwork, which requires skills and experience. A good enamel product is made of good material. It is better to choose a slightly heavy product than one that is too light.

Let's take an enamel baking pan as an example. If the sheet metal from which the mold is deep-drawn is too thin, deformations or dents in the material can easily occur. The glass-like surface coating then naturally flakes off at these dents. The enamel coating also protects the material from corrosion. Rust can occur as soon as the material is exposed. Of course, minor damage isn't necessarily a problem. However, they can impair the service life of the product.

The most important criteria

  • As thick a base as possible (a slightly higher weight indicates quality)
  • The base should always lie flat and be completely straight
  • The raw materials used must be of high quality (a rather low price indicates that no high-quality materials were used)
  • The applied enamel coating is applied evenly and carefully
  • High quality enamelware is very heat resistant

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