Enamel Bowls and Mugs: All Your Questions Answered

March 01, 2022

While you’ve been scrolling through social media or shopping for products online, you’ve probably noticed a trend that has been taking off over the past year: enamelware. Enamel kitchen products are hardly new, they have been a part of household kitchens for centuries in various forms (some of which were not the safest for kitchen use). With this new trend come a lot of questions: are enamel bowls truly safe and how can you use them?

Below are five of the most common questions we’ve heard about Domanda Design’s enamel bowls and mugs, all conveniently in one place to help you decide if enamel is the right choice for you. 

Please note: All enamel products are different. The answers to the questions below are related to Domanda Design products only. 

Are Enamel Products Safe for Food? 

Yes! Enamel bowls are safe to eat from. Although in the past enamel bowls were made with products such as lead that we now know are not safe for humans, our modern enamel bowls and mugs are completely safe to eat from.

What are Domanda Enamel Bowls and Mugs Made Of?

Enamel products are made from a variety of materials including iron, steel, or aluminum depending on the product you choose. Our enamel products are made from stainless steel, making them lightweight and durable. 

How do you Clean Enamel Bowls and Mugs?

Our enamel bowls are dishwasher safe or can be washed by hand using warm water and dish soap. This is true of most enamel products, although it is important to ensure that when handwashing you do not use an abrasive sponge or cloth. These items may scratch the surface of the bowl, exposing the metal or causing the surface material to chip. 

Can Enamel Products go in the Oven or Microwave?

Domanda Design enamel bowls and mugs are not oven or microwave safe. 

Which is Better for Food Storage: Plastic, Glass, or Enamel? 

There are pros and cons to each! Plastic is the most popular and often the cheapest choice, however, these storage containers tend to show the most wear and can absorb food odors over time. Glass containers are more durable and dishwasher safe but are easily breakable and should be replaced if chipped. Our stainless steel enamel bowls are eco-friendly, durable, dishwasher safe, and odor resistant. They even come with a translucent plastic lid so you can see the contents inside the bowl! However, unlike glass and plastic they are not microwave safe.

Feeling like enamel bowls and mugs are the right choice for you? Check out our customizable, made-to-order products in designs that match your personal style! 

This blog post was written by Emma Becker.