・[IMPORTANT] The surface of enamel is coated in a porcelain lining. It may crack or chip from heavy shock or drops.
・[IMPORTANT] Do not place an enamel kettle on a heat source without adding water, this can result in cracking, burning and permanent damage. In the unlikely event the kettle is placed on a heat source without adding water let the kettle cool down naturally. Do not accelerate cooling by adding water, this will also result in damage.
・ To avoid boiling water overflowing, it is recommended to add water at 70% or less of full capacity.
・ Whilst boiling water, ensure the handle remains upright to avoid direct contact with the metal body of the kettle. If the handle is too close to the heat source it may damage the handle or cause injury to the user.
・ Do not use the kettle while the lid is removed. There is a risk of burns due to heating of the handle.
・Do not add cold water whilst kettle is boiling, sudden change in temperature with the addition of cold water can result in damage to the enamel, peeling or cracking.
・ Once the kettle has boiled, turn the heat source off. Extended boiling will result in the evaporation of water and result in serious damage to the kettle and surrounds.
・ Wait approximately 15 seconds once the kettle is removed from the heat source prior to pouring. This is to avoid any splattering of water that can cause burns.
・ Please refrain from using the dishwasher.
・ Do not place the kettle on the oil heater, as commonly used in Japan. There is a risk of the kettle tipping over.
After use, wash with a neutral detergent and soft sponge, soft dish cloth or soft brush, wipe off any water, and dry well.
Cleaning is required on a daily basis to prevent the accumulation of evaporated residues and minerals (calcium, magnesium, etc.) contained in the water.
・Do not use metal scrubbing brushes or abrasives such as steel wool as they will damage the surface.
1) Ensure the kettle is cooled prior to commencing the steps below.
2) Put warm water in a charred pot.
3) Add 1 tablespoon of baking soda and stir.
4) Add a small amount (2 or 3 drops) of cooking oil.
5) Place the kettle on a heat source, bring to boil then turn off.
(At this time, baking soda + cooking oil acts like soap.)
6) Leave it for a few hours, and when it cools, discard the contents and wash with a sponge.
If the charcoal is severe, repeat it several times. (* Baking soda may damage the gloss of enamel)
Due to the manufacturing process, there are some parts of the enamel where the enamel glaze cannot be applied to the end of the steel plate, the cross section of the metal being the cut part.
Also, if the surface is chipped due to impact or dropping, the iron base (silver) may be exposed.
If water, acid, or salt is left attached to such areas, rust will occur. Since it is iron rust, it is not harmful, but to prevent it, drain and dry it after use.
* Due to the shape of the product, in the case of a kettle, the area around the hole at the base of the spout on the inner surface is the cut part of the steel plate, so it is easy to rust.
What heat source can be used?
It can be used in gas, IH induction cookers. It cannot be used in a microwave oven or convection oven.
Check the sticker on the back of the kettle for compatible IH.
If the enamel is chipped or peeled off, will it be harmful?
Even if the surface of the enamel is peeled off, no harmful substances will be generated because the base material is iron.
It does not cause chemical changes, and even if it rusts, there is no harm to the human body as it is iron rust.
When using an enamel kettle, the hot water may look coloured or white powder may appear. What is the reason?
Evaporation residues (silicic acid, calcium oxide, magnesium oxide) contained in water are concentrated and react in high temperature water. As magnesium silicate, it adheres to the glass surface to form a thin film, which may be reflected and appear in multiple colours. In addition, those that have accumulated and adhered in white layers may dissociate and precipitate. Even for boiling water only, you can prevent it by washing and cleaning with a neutral detergent and sponge.