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Enamelware Slotted Ladle
The handiest kitchen utensil you never knew you needed. Porcelain enamel coated metal, it's unbreakable and unmeltable, but so charming you'll want to hang it on the wall. Made in Austria. (
No one really knows how essential a slotted ladle really is until they start using one. This slotted ladle has a wide, flat bowl, and a long, elegant handle. It's perfect for frying, taking delicate ravioli out of a boiling pot of water, poaching eggs, fishing out the most succulent bits from a stew, or draining out macaroni without dirtying a giant colander. This ladle will find itself in your hand any time you want to shake off excess liquid without ruining the delicious piece of food you just slaved over.
The ladle does all this without leeching harmful chemicals into your food (like plastic does). It’s made out of metal and coated with porcelain enamel, a highly heat-resistant material that's made out of good, old fashioned glass and steel. Even if you leave the ladle sitting in a boiling soup, it won't melt, warp, or otherwise be affected. Nothing short of a sound beating against a stone floor will damage this.
Also available as part of a set with the white enamelware ladle and colander.
The ladles are made in Austria by a company that's been around since 1550. Originally steel pan welders, they turned their focus to making porcelain enamelware some 80 years ago. Forged at 1500 degrees Fahrenheit, they come together and form this nonporous, smooth and hard-as-nails enamel with a naturally glossy finish. This ladle will last a lifetime.
Use & Care
Safe to put in the dishwasher, for those of you lucky enough to have one. Luckily the smooth surface means it's also easy to clean by hand.
No need to polish, these will stay shiny and vibrant forever.
Production & Design
Only natural, abundantly available raw materials are used for enameling the ladles (namely: glass, a potassium compound and metal oxide).
To carry out the high-heat enameling, the Austrian company went 100% green. The ladles are made at 1500 degrees so that's quite a commitment. They built three of their own hydroelectric power stations that allow them to use only green electricity. This saves 4,600 tons of carbon dioxide and 3.6 tons of sulfur oxide and sulfur dioxide from ever being made and released into our air. The construction of their drying and burning facilities allows them to use and reuse the heat they generate for three different purposes.
Although you'll never want to throw one away, it's nice to know that they're 100% recyclable.