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With our enamelware and utensils, mealtime is never the same. Utilitario Mexicano's eclectic and timeless color palette adds a touch of surprise to every dining experience. In these enamel plates, food doesn't just look different, it tastes different! Try a quesadilla on pastel pink, a tamale on nopal green, a green salad on mustard yellow, or red salsa on capri blue.

Made from enameled steel, enamelware is ideal for domestic use due to its vibrant colors and durability. It's a favorite among children and preferred for daily use in restaurants, bars, or for taking on excursions and picnics.

The use of enamelware in Mexico dates back to the 19th century, but it wasn't until the 1930s that it gained popularity when a craft industry of high-quality kitchen utensils developed, becoming a symbol of Mexican culture and identity. For many years, enamelware was the preferred material for making kitchen utensils in Mexico due to its durability, resistance to corrosion, and ease of cleaning. However, in the 1980s, its popularity declined as other materials like stainless steel and ceramics began to dominate the market.

Today, enamelware is being rediscovered for its beauty, its connection to Mexican culture, its versatility, and its unique qualities: it's non-toxic, more robust and durable than ceramics and glass, can be used directly over an open flame, doesn't alter the taste of food, is easy to clean, inhibits bacterial growth, and doesn't retain odors or residues.

The Portavaso Model M8, made from enameled steel, is a testament to Utilitario Mexicano's commitment to quality and craftsmanship. With a size of 10 cm and weighing 50 grams, it's a product proudly made in Mexico that reflects our passion for tradition and innovation."

Coaster model M8.
Material: Enamel steel.

Size: 10 cm / 3.9 in. Weigh: 50 g.
Made in Mexico for Utilitario Mexicano.

Enamelware Care

Enamel is an exceptionally strong and durable material. Here are some recommendations to ensure your enaml utensils remain in optimal condition:

Qualities: Stronger than ceramic and glass, non-toxic, doesn't alter the taste of food, doesn't retain odors or residues, and can be recycled for casting.

Versatile resilience: Enamel utensils are suitable for a variety of uses. You can safely use them on stovetops, ovens, and direct flame. Note that a temperature limit of 530F / 270C is recommended to preserve their integrity.

Dishwasher and cold-friendly: Enamel utensils are dishwasher safe. You can also store them in the refrigerator or freezer without concerns. Their ability to withstand temperature changes is impressive.

Microwave caution: Please note that enamel utensils are not suitable for microwave use. Avoid placing them in this appliance to preserve their quality and prevent damage.

Care and cleaning: To remove tea or coffee residue stains, you can apply lemon juice to the surface. For stubborn baked-on food, soak the utensil in warm soapy water. Avoid using abrasive sponges or brushes that might scratch the material. Coat the utensil with a thin layer of oil before cooking or baking to facilitate easy cleaning afterwards.

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