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Enamel Basins

Product Code: ENAPW0ZA46

 

Heat-proof, hardwearing, lightweight and unbreakable, porcelain enamel is absolutely the best thing you'll ever buy for your kitchen, scullery, or camp canteen.

Since the 1920s, Falcon Enamelware has been an icon of British home life. Ice white with a distinctive blue rim, it is instantly recognisable as a design classic.

But as well as timeless elegance, Falcon Enamelware has enduring strength. Enamelware is porcelain fused onto heavy-gauge steel, giving it many admirable qualities - durability, smoothness and chemical-resistance. It can assume brilliant, long-lasting colours, and cannot burn. If you drop it, it may chip but it won’t break. Dishwasher-safe and oven-safe up to 530F / 270C, it can also be used on gas and electric hobs.

Enamel is a real revelation in baking, since it transfers heat efficiently to the food through its base and sides, making for really crispy, crunchy pie cases, and lovely light, fluffy steamed puddings. If you've been seduced by silicone, this is where you discover that the old ones are indeed the best after all!

These basins are absolutely wonderful for converting ordinary saucepans into efficient and easy-to-use bains marie, and with three sizes to choose from you should have no trouble in finding one to fit the top of your favourite pan. They're also perfect for use as stylish plant pot holders (a perfect disguise for supermarket basil!), and even as gloriously mid-century cat and dog bowls!

Due to the steel core, it's critical to NEVER use enamelware in the microwave. We've found it's safe to freeze enamelware as long as you observe some basic precautions: first, don't use the fast-freeze compartment, but place items in the bottom of the freezer so their temperature is lowered relatively slowly; thaw gently; and most important, ensure that the enamel isn't subjected to any hard knocks or bangs while it's still cold.

Our basins come in three sizes: small (4.5in / 12cm diameter), medium (5.5in / 14cm diameter) and large (6in / 16cm diameter). You cay buy them here singly, in sets of four small, or of one large and one medium. But be warned: once you've bought a single small one, you'll be back for many more!

PLEASE NOTE: Due to recent huge increases in Royal Mail charges, we are no longer able to send enamelware to non-UK addresses.

 

£1.65

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