IÂ have owned a primary blue Chantal Classic Tea Kettle for years. The melodious whistle made by Horner Harmonica has always signaled a warm cup of tea in our house. The new stainless steel has the same great shape and features and also looks professional. The handle stays cool through the heating process. The kettle pours very easy â€“ no drips.
Chantal pots are manufactured in Germany, where for centuries, they’ve been perfecting the art of enameling. Uniquely beautiful and durable, Chantal cookware performs under the conditions you expect it to. It’s also easy to take care of. The smooth enamel surface is easy to clean and doesn’t require seasoning or polishing.
At the enameling mill, glass fragments (known as frit), minerals, and color pigments are ground down to a fine powder. The formulation and consistency of the ingredients is crucial to the final outcome of Chantal’s enamel finish.
Once the glass enamel slip is perfected, up to three different coats of enamel are applied. Between each coating, the glass frit is vitrified in a high-temperature furnace. This high-firing process “seals” the inner carbon steel in a glass-like outer shell providing a durable, non-porous cooking surface that will maintain the flavor and quality of foods.
When heated, other cookware metals may leach. This sometimes affects the flavor of foods, leaving a telltale metal taste. This is not the case with Chantal. In fact, the characteristics of enamel-on-steel make Chantal’s cookware safe for food storage.
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In addition to their pots and pans Chantal has added on to their traditional line with stainless steel tools. After years of looking for the right fit, Chantal’s president and founder, Heida Thurlow, finally developed her own unique line of 18/10 Stainless Steel Kitchen Tools.
These beautiful tools come with a contoured, well-balanced handle that fits comfortably into the curve of your hand. The hang-loop matches Chantal’s mushroom-shaped lid knob and all the tools are dishwasher-safe and backed with a 10-year limited warranty. Items we tested were the Pizza cutter, several cheese cutters, tongs and a grater. Little touches made the tools a pleasure to use. For example, the tongs lock in a closed position making them much easier to put away. If you are a Chantal fan check these tools outâ€”they fit very well with the rest of the line.