What is enamelware and how is it made?
Enamelware is made from powdered glass which is bonded onto heavy-gauge steel. Firstly, the product's form is pressed from a sheet of steel, and then dipped in liquid enamel before being fired in a kiln.
The enamel then hardens to a smooth, durable coating on the steel. In order to give good and long-lasting colour, particular metal oxides are added to each enamel mix, the colours are then a result of a chemical reaction in the kiln. Once the first firing is complete, our distinctive coloured rim is hand-painted, the Falcon Enamelware crest added to the base and the whole thing is re-fired.
Where is Falcon enamelware made?
Our showroom and office is in Clerkenwell, London where the products are also designed. They are manufactured in East Asia, where the products undergo rigorous quality control testing before being packed and shipped to our UK warehouse.
Where is the fabricware range made?
Our versatile tea-towels and Aprons are made and woven in Britain from high quality cotton and linen. Linen is known for its absorbent qualities, and therefore a premium material choice for fabricware used in a kitchen environment. The colours have been bespoke dyed to compliment our core colour range.
What makes Falcon different from other enamel brands?
Falcon enamelware has been in production since the 1920’s, where it has become a classic icon of British home life. In 2011, the current owners revived the brand for the twenty-first century by introducing new colours, new sets and developing the product range. They increased the gauge of the steel in order to make the products more hard-wearing, ensuring they will last for years’ to come. Look out for the Falcon crest at the bottom of all of our enamelware; it’s our stamp of authenticity.