Enamel Cottage

What is enamelware?

Enamel (more formally “vitreous enamel”) is essentially a fused coloured glass glaze coating over metal. Enamel products are non-stick, impervious to bacteria and healthy alternative to plastic dishes. The enamel (i.e. the glass glaze) is fused to red hot metal in a kiln at approximately 800°Celius

Did you know that man has been making enamel by fusing glass to metal for 4000 years!

If a design is applied it is either painted on or applied using a transfer. This is fused to the glaze as it is then fired in a kiln again.

So the colour of your enamel will never fade and the design will never come off!

Where can I use your enamelware?

Our enamel cups, bowls, pots and pans are oven-safe up to 250C and can be used on gas and electric hobs. Do not use them on induction hobs or in the microwave. Our storage containers can also be used in the freezer. Note that handles on our pots, pans and mugs will become hot in use.


Why is your enamelware suitable for children?

Our customers usually purchase our items as an alternative to plastic, mainly because they are shatter proof compared to pottery or glass, and impervious to bacteria compared to wood.

Is your enamelware dishwasher safe?

Yes, all our enamelware is dishwasher safe. Our lovely designs are made to last.

Do you have any other designs or colours?

Our website normally displays most of our fantastic designs and colour ways. If however you have a specific requirement then please contact us at customerservices@enamelcottage.com and let us know what you are looking for and we will see if we can help.

Do you ship internationally?

Yes. We ship worldwide. Please see our shipping page.

If my enamelware chips can I still use it?

Whilst enamelware is shatter proof, it CAN chip if subjected to some force (for example being dropped on a hard surface like a tiled floor or in the sink). Enamel products should not chip in normal use or other circumstances such as when subjected to temperature changes (our enamel products are ovenproof and suitable for freezer).

If your enamelware gets a chip on the outside, revealing the steel beneath it, then it is still ok to use. You will note that when this happens the steel may rust a little but your enamelware remains safe to use and we like to think it starts to look a little “lived in and loved”.

Sometimes a chip on the outside will also result in a chip on the inside. As this is the surface that comes into contact with your food we would suggest that this is the moment that your enamelware should probably be retired. We find that chipped enamelware makes a good plant pot, bird feeder or a pen tidy.

Please note that Enamel Cottage will not replace items that have been chipped or damaged in use; this would also be the case if the item was ceramic or glass (as such items would be in pieces!). Please see our Return Policy.

How do I return my enamelware?

It is ok to change your mind. If you want to return your purchase please read our Return Policy.

What are my rights following purchase?

Please read our Terms and Conditions and our Return Policy - they apply to all purchases from Enamel Cottage.

And now for the legal stuff...

All purchases made from Enamel cottage are subject to our Terms and Conditions and our Return Policy.

The copyright in this website is owned by or licensed to Enamel Cottage. The use of this website or its contents, including copying or storing any part of the contents, other than for personal use is not permitted.

All photographs or images used in this website are originated by Enamel Cottage or Smaltum and/or the photographer and as such, they are protected by copyright. This copyright belongs to Enamel Cottage or Smaltum and/or the photographer, and restricts any third party reproduction without permission.

Terms and Conditions

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Returns Policy

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