porcelain enamel


: a fired-on opaque glassy coating on metal

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The porcelain enamel-glaze finish is chip-resistant, scratch-resistant, and easy to clean. Danny Perez, Popular Mechanics, 2 Nov. 2022 The cast iron is coated with double porcelain enamel distributes heat slowly and evenly ideal for cooking pot roast, braises, soups, stews and casseroles. Anna Tingley, Variety, 19 Sep. 2022 Both are made with porcelain enamel that doesn't require seasoning and is dishwasher safe. Carly Kulzer, Peoplemag, 19 Aug. 2022 This gift set comes packaged in a luxe white linen box and includes four hot sauces, a BBQ basting brush, a porcelain enamel bowl, and some delicious snacks to go in it. Terri Huggins Hart, Woman's Day, 15 Aug. 2022 This food-safe enamelware is made by fusing porcelain onto a steel base and further coating it with porcelain enamel. Myo Quinn, Good Housekeeping, 27 Apr. 2022 The durable coal-burning appliance is designed with a high-quality porcelain enamel coating inside a 30-gallon steel drum. Adria Greenhauff, Southern Living, 14 Apr. 2021 The cast iron is coated in a porcelain enamel, which is heat tolerant and leak-proof up to 500°F. Daria Smith, Southern Living, 3 Mar. 2021 Coated with porcelain enamel for even heat distribution and designed to be easy to clean, this charcoal grill was a reviewer favorite for its longevity and great accessories. Madison Durham, USA TODAY, 11 Nov. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1852, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of porcelain enamel was in 1852

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“Porcelain enamel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/porcelain%20enamel. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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