What You Need To Know About Enamel Cast-Iron Cookware

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There are two kinds of cast-iron cookware made -- bare cast-iron and enamel cast-iron cookware. People today prefer to use enamel cast-iron cookware for cooking and leave their bare cast-iron to age transform (eventually) into antique cast-iron cookware. Enamel cast-iron cookware doesn’t rust as easily as bare cast-iron cookware does, and is easier to clean. There are those who also believe that enamel cast-iron cookware is healthier than bare-cast iron.

What Is The Coating Stuff?

Enamel cast-iron cookware is basically bare-cast iron cookware with a protective glaze of vitreous enamel (also called porcelain enamel). It's cooked right on to the metal pots and pans. This procedure began in the 1800's and is still used by cooks and chefs today. Cleaning is much easier than with bare-cast cookware because you can use regular soap and water and do not worry about the seasoning process.

Even though enamel cast-iron cookware is still called that, there's not a lot of actual iron in the pots and pans anymore. Other combinations of metal alloys are used. This is partially because of health concerns, but also this is to make a lighter and more portable pot. Although a little bit of iron is necessary in the human diet in order to be healthy, if you get too much iron, you can get sick. Many believe that enamel cast-iron cookware can leech more iron into food than bare cast-iron cookware.

It Costs What?

Another main point about enamel cast-iron cookware that you must always keep in mind is that it is about the most expensive cookware on the face of the planet. The process of making the enamel cookware is a lot more complicated than making many other kinds of cookware.

If you are interested in getting enamel cast-iron cookware, you might be better off getting one piece at a time rather than a whole set. You would have to contend with the potential for the cookware not to match. You can get bargains on auction websites like eBay, until you look at how much you have to pay for shipping. Although not as heavy as brae cast-iron, it's still plenty heavy.

With proper care, enamel cast-iron cookware can last for decades. You need to let the pots and pans cool off completely before washing them, otherwise the clashing temperatures may wind up warping the cookware. It's best to use soft sponges or washcloths rather than anything harsh.
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