Available in multi-piece packages, enamel cookware sets are just one option when looking to outfit a kitchen with a reliable and affordable set of cooking implements. Commonly sold in 2-, 5-, 10- and even 18-piece sets, enamel cookware features one of several base metals with an enamel and porcelain coating enclosing it. The metal improves the cookware's heat conductivity, while the enamel coating provides a durable, non-stick surface as well as an attractive finish.
Qualities of Enamel Cookware
Enamel cookware components feature a non-stick interior surface that does not make it difficult to remove food after it's been prepared. Likewise, cleanup goes much faster thanks to the same easy-to-wipe material. Enamel cookware may feature tempered glass lids, or they may be constructed from the same material as the cookware itself. Handles stay cool to the touch and may feature a silicone lining. In order to get the full life out of the cookware, enamel should always be hand washed.
The number of pieces in any given set determines what is included, but there are generally a few standard components found in any enamel cookware package. Almost without fail, a set will include dual saucepans with lids, a saute pan with lid, a large stockpot with a lid and dual skillets. Sizes and capacity vary with each set.