Love and Care
What do I need to know about my enamelware?
It is completely oven safe up to 250°C - bread and butter pudding eat your heart out! It can be used on a gas and electric hob - think camping trips. You can also pop it in the freezer - I'm thinking homemade granitas, kulfis and ice creams. Yum.
It is NOT microwave safe.
But it is dishwasher safe.
Which brings us on to cleaning...
As I mentioned above - feel free to stick it the dishwasher - it will be perfectly safe,
Lemon juice can remove stains from OMOS enamelware products, such as tea stains on mugs. Soaking the products in warm soapy water will help remove baked on food, but avoid using abrasive sponges or brushes as this may scratch the surface.
And of course, some good old washing up liquid will always work too.
If my enamelware chips can I still use it?
Yes. Just like any other ceramic, the outer porcelain layer can chip if dropped or bashed so we do recommend treating it with care as you would any other piece of kitchware. If it chips it will reveal the steel beneath it. When this happens the steel below naturally oxidises and the enamelware remains safe to use. Plus, in our opinion, it gains a little more character.
What do I need to know about my cutlery?
All OMOS cutlery is created on repurposed antique silver-plated cutlery; hand picked by us in the UK. Each piece is hand stamped. Hand stamping as a process is very different from traditional engraving, which carves a light groove into the metal. Stamping is a more forceful technique, where each individual letter, number & symbol is stamped by hand, one at a time with a hammer & steel stamp. Each letter may not be perfectly aligned, spaced or of equal depth, this is part of the charm of hand stamping, each piece is truly unique. When the metal is hit with the metal stamp it disperses the metal meaning an impression maybe seen of the letter on the opposite side.
Can I use it or is it just decorative?
It's entirely up to you. Some people choose to have it as a keepsake or to be used as a photo prop but others just HAVE to use it. Please bear in mind that if you are eating/dipping it in hot drinks the dark lettering will fade over time but the impression will always remain.
How can I clean it if I do use it?
The cutlery is silver plated and therefore not dishwasher safe - we recommend hand washing in warm water.
Will it need to be polished?
Due to the nature of silver-plate, the cutlery is subject to tarnish. If tarnish does occur, simply use a gentle, non abrasive scour pad with some baking soda + clean under warm water.