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Enameling [message #50608] Fri, 29 June 2012 17:22 UTC
avatar RubenAlexander  is currently offline RubenAlexander
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I've been experimenting with cooking and cooked with a prototype design at the last meetup. I'm wondering if having a food grade enamel layer over metal might be a good option to explore?

I've heated various oils up to 300 and water to 200 in ceramic with a tea light. I'm curious what temperatures I can get with enameled metal.

Le Cruset has been doing this for 80+ years and I could envision coloring the enamel as shapeways does with sandstone to make wondrous cookware and drinkware.

From what I've read the enamel needs to bond to metal in some way then be fired to around 1400F. I'm no expert on the process, but I think kilns are already being used to make ceramic.

- Ruben

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