But, do you know why we believe that enamelled cocottes are the best?
All the cast iron cocottes, pans and frying pans must have a protective finish to prevent rusting and the deterioration that the liquids and acids cause to the surface of the cast iron.
Many cast iron pans and frying pans on the market are finished with an oil curing treatment, which prevents rust and works as a non-stick coating. This treatment must be carried out after each use and rust will appear if it is not done. This means that the cocottes and frying pans that depend on this treatment need constant care by users.
The advantages of enamelled cast iron
At Hearthstone Cookware, we are committed to the glazed enamel finish: a ceramic layer attached to the cast iron at high temperature. This creates a non-porous protective layer that protects the iron of the cocotte or frying pan.
This provides important advantages regarding quality, convenience and an attractive appearance: the enamel is a great heat conductor; it is easily washed and it does not rust. It acts as a protective barrier between the iron and the food: it prevents the transfer of any metallic taste to the food and also, of the smells and flavours of the food to the cocotte. All types of recipes may be cooked in it, retaining all the aromas and nutritional values of the food.
Additionally, enamel is available in a variety of colors, to give the pots an attractive exterior aesthetic. Inside, HearthStone Cookware cocottes use a black satin enamel, non-stick, resistant, and that offers excellent performance as a cooking surface.
Safe and toxic-free
Each of our pieces is exclusive and manufactured using the highest quality standards. The ceramic enamel applied to our range of iron cocottes and frying pans meets the strict regulations for this type of coating.
At Hearthstone Cookware we apply the European Directives 10/2011/EC and 85/500/EC, confirming that no migrations of metals to the cooked product occur. We also carry out sensorial trials of the food cooked in our cocottes and frying pans. All these trials are carried out in independent, certified laboratories in Germany and France.
We do not use chemical products to create a non-stick surface. The enamel, along with the oil used in cooking, stops the food from sticking.