How do I clean enamelware?
Our enamelware is dishwasher safe. Of course, it can be cleaned by hand as well with warm, soapy water. If washing by hand, we recommend that you towel dry the enamelware quickly and thoroughly. Please note that soaking enamelware may cause slight rusting to occur from under the rim. If this does occur, the rust can be removed with a very light abrasive cleaner, like ceramic stovetop cleaner.
What do I do if the enamel surface chips?
While enamelware is extremely durable, the surface can chip if an item is dropped or gets hit with great force. If a chip occurs, simply clean the chipped area and rub the exposed metal with cooking oil to help prevent rusting. Please note that the metal is not toxic, so your enamelware is still completely functional.
What oven temperatures can enamelware tolerate?
Golden Rabbit enamelware is made in a kiln at 1600 degrees and can withstand temperatures above 550 degrees. It is well-suited for use in the oven, on the stovetop and under the broiler.
What are the little flecks in the finish of the enamel?
Sometimes during the kiln firing of the enamel, specks get into the finish of the surface and result in little flecks that are fused into the enamelware. These naturally occurring flecks are part of the process and do not adversely affect the finished piece.
Why does the swirl pattern vary slightly from piece to piece?
Each piece of Golden Rabbit enamelware is handmade. The enamel surface begins as a liquid that is splashed on to a piece by hand prior to being fired in the kiln. The design of the swirling colors takes shape during that process. It is the uniqueness of the swirl pattern that creates the charm and authenticity of our enamelware.
What should I do if rust appears on my enamelware?
It is possible for spots of rust to occur if the enamel surface becomes chipped or cracked and the metal core or rim is exposed, but rusting does not compromise the functionality of your enamelware. If this does occur, the rust can be removed with a very light abrasive cleaner, like ceramic stovetop cleaner. Once the surface is clean, simply rub it with a small amount of cooking or olive oil.
Can I use enamelware on my grill?
Yes. Our enamelware is made to withstand high temperatures and direct heat.
Does enamelware get hot to the touch?
Enamelware does get hot, so pot holders should be used when removing enamelware from the oven or other heat sources. The handles of our mugs are designed to stay cool, but caution should be used when removing them from the oven. Please note that hot enamelware should not be submerged in cold water or placed directly into the refrigerator or freezer.
Will enamelware scratch if cut with a knife?
The enamelware surface is very hard and durable and does not scratch easily. Over years of use it will experience normal wear and tear, just as china and ceramics do.
Can I put the enamelware in the freezer?
Yes. Our enamelware is extremely durable and can withstand freezing temperatures. Please note that hot enamelware should not be placed directly into the freezer.
Does your enamelware contain lead or cadmium? Is it toxic?
Your health and safety is very important to Golden Rabbit. Our enamelware is absolutely food safe and non toxic. All of our products tested to ensure they pass FDA and CPSIA requirements.
Is enamelware okay for the microwave?
Because enamelware has a metal core and rim, it is not suitable for microwave use and may cause damage to your microwave.