of enamelware is done by an artisan using a specially designed brush.
of enamelware naturally varies - making each one piece a unique collectible.
Canyon Home enamelware is hand-dipped and is thus subject to variation in
pattern and color.
not mean the product is defective – it is part of the appeal.
Care & Use When enamelware is
produced, it is fired at 1700 F, so it is quite safe to use in the oven and on
the stovetop. But do NOT use enamelware in the microwave oven. It is best to
avoid using abrasive materials on enamel surfaces. Don’t use abrasive cleansers
or hard water stain removers on the surface. Remove stains and burned-on grease
with a soap-filled plastic scouring pad or sponge. Be careful when using
sharp-edged metal utensils to keep from scratching your items. Do not allow
enamelware items to boil dry when using them on the stovetop as that may damage
the enamel surface. If enamelware is left empty on a hot burner or in a heated
oven, switch off the heat and allow the items to cool slightly before adding
liquid. It is best to empty and dry the tea kettles and coffee pots after use
to prevent any possibility of rust. If you do experience a little rusting,
place 2 tablespoons of baking soda and a squeeze of lemon juice into the item.
Add water and bring to a boil. Let cool and wash thoroughly before using.
Enamel on steel is hard and strong. But like all fine ceramic materials,
enamelware will chip if dropped or handled too roughly. Chips affect appearance
but not functionality. Items are still usable — there is no danger of lead or
other materials leeching out of the items.
The only drawback is that if not
dried properly, you might see rust on pieces where chips have occurred. As a
matter of fact, some manufacturers purposely distress enamelware to give it the
look of antique pieces.
Continued use of chipped pieces is
an esthetic decision. As with any dinnerware, some scratching and dulling of
the surface is likely to occur over time.