About enamel

Today, enamelware is experiencing its renaissance. Our manufacturing technique is traditional, however, we maintain high safety standards and perform thorough quality check.

What is enamel?

Mugs coated with enamel before firing

Enamel is a material produced by fusing powdered glass to a substrate. It is fired with additive pigments. Covering steel elements with enamel protects the base material from rust, gives the ware a pleasing aesthetic, and guarantees health and safety during the use of enamelware in the kitchen. Its durability is the result of firing at high temperatures (about 850°C) This does not only make it durable, but also makes it suitable for use on every cooker (including induction hobs) and makes it dishwasher-safe.   

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What does the enamalware production process look like?

Well it’s not that easy really! The process is divided into two main stages:

The first stage is metalworking

Firstly the sheet metal is cut into separate rings. It is then pressed at high pressure to form the body of the dish. The metal parts such as the handles or rims are then taken and welded together to complete the metal form…

The second stage is enameling the metal form

● grounding

This is where the material is coated with a ground coat to prepare it for the outer layer. Following this the product is inspected by our quality control team. If it passes this stage, it can then be fired at very high temperatures. It is inspected once more after firing to ensure no defects have occurred.

● enameling

The second part of enameling is where your design really comes to life! This is where the dish gets some color. This gives the product its required aesthetic and practical attributes. Should the inner and outer colors of the product vary we firstly apply the inner coat. After drying, we apply a special enamel to the rim. It is specifically made to protect this area and needs to be significantly durable. The product is then fired once more before another rigorous inspection (we want to ensure all high standards of production are met).

● decorating

After all of this, we can begin to decorate the product (if applicable) or pack it. Decoration is also a time-consuming process. At first the ceramic decal has to be applied. Then it has to be dried and fired at very high temperatures (once again!) before, of course…. Yes – you guessed it! Being inspected again!  

Eamelware production process

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Why enamelware?

Toddler with enamel mug

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● Safe for the health of your family members and anti-allergenic,

● Resistant to rust and rubbing out,

● Non-toxic,

● Easy to clean,

● Resistant to acids from food and beverages,

● Resistant to UV rays, retains its color for years,

● Functional, it can be used to make meals in those dishes, eat in them or reheat food.

● Stylish, it reeflects the past in a stylish and modern design,

● Great for camping, mountain trips, fishing with friends, at home, in the office, for coffee, hot chocolate… ready for every place and circumstance!  

The history of enamel

The history of enamel starts as far as over 5 thousand years ago. Ancient civilizations used enamel to cover their earthenware and jewelry. The currently used form of enamelware that we all know dates back to 1760 in Germany. From there it spread to other European countries including Poland. Enamel officially arrived in North America in the 1950s. In early enamelware production, it was only the internal parts that were enameled, this was done to eliminate any contact between food or beverages and the steel substrate. The chance of contamination from rusting metal was therefore minimized. Later people began to realize the benefits of enameling the exterior as it proved durable, easy to clean and resistant to interaction with food steel ware. There were some regional preferences as to the decorations. In the USA plain enamel was the style of choice closely followed by speckles. In the UK, there was a dominance of white enamel with a navy blue brim. In the other hand, Sweden’s most popular design was cream with a green frame. Other countries frequently used speckles, spots and folk decorations. 

Enamel kitchenware set country style

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How to clean your enamelware?

enamel cleaning photo-instruction

Cleaning is easy-peasy! 

We recommend using natural cleaners – lemon juice or baking soda. Use a soft cloth to avoid scratches. 

With proper care, your enamelware can be sparkling and in top condition for years to come!