Are you one of many who loves to make and bake with Enameled Cookware? It’s a much healthier way to cook compared to copper, non-stick and steel, given the leaching of chemicals.
As you can see from the Infographic from Consiglio’s below, one of the major benefits of cooking with cast iron is that it is chemical free. This is a very attractive option for many.
It’s a great excuse to buy some Enamel Cookware. We have a Dutch Oven that we love. It takes your cooking to a whole new level! You will never cook any other way. If you want to see ours, you can view it here
Some of the other benefits are you use less oil in your cooking so you save on calories, you can also bake in your cast iron skillet as the even heat distribution delivers a perfect crust and no sticking! Overall they are easier to clean and they stand the test of time. In the end, their durability will save you money.
Purchasing Cookware is a big investment and there are some things that you will want to keep in mind. This Infographic outlines 10 of the best. Did you know for example that some metals react with food. This results in metal being released into your food. That is the last thing you want.
Check that your cookware is non-reactive. Stainless Steel, Enamel, and Ceramics are the best choices. Avoid Aluminium and Copper. The same can be said of non-stick pans. Did you know that they contain toxic particles and gasses that have been associated with many health issues. It’s far better to season stainless steel. Learn how here
In the Infographic above you can see the comparison between Raw Cast Iron and Enamelled Cast Iron. Either are great choices. You might like to use a combination of both.
Now, back to your Enamel Pots. We hunted high and low for the best homemade solutions and the consensus seemed resoundingly in favor of Magic Erasers and Baking Soda. Yes, you heard right!
Simply mix up a paste of Baking Soda and Water and apply with a Magic Eraser – we’ve included how to make your own Magic Erasers below. You’ll save $$$ plus time and effort and it will significantly extend the life of your pots.
Begin by simply washing your Dutch Oven or Enamel Cookpot as normal with a sponge and dish soap. This will give you a good starting point. You only want the burnt on bits of food and stubborn stains to clean.
You can then work on removing them by using a Magic Eraser. Make sure you soak the Eraser in water first before you start scrubbing as it will last much longer. To complete the process and remove the most stubborn stains, mix up your paste of Baking Soda and Water in equal proportions, then apply with a ball of scrunched up Paper Towel. You won’t believe how well this works and there’s no hard scrubbing! As you can see from the Photos above from Country Cleaver .. it really works!
Here’s another popular method for cleaning your Enamel Cookware but you are using chemicals. This would be for very serious burnt on stains. Click Play above ⇑ for video.
If you want to learn the secret to making your own Magic Erasers, we have found the recipe, you can find the details here