Uncovering The Differences Between Enamel & Ceramic Tableware


When it comes to choosing the right tableware, you may come across various materials - each with its unique charm and characteristics. Two popular options are enamel and ceramic tableware.

Luzerne also offers plates and bowls in Singapore made of these high-quality, alluring materials.

Discover the key differences between these two materials for your dining needs!


1. Material composition

Enamel tableware: Enamelware is typically made by fusing a layer of powdered glass to a metal base, usually steel or cast iron. This process results in a glossy and durable finish.

Ceramic tableware:  Ceramic dishes are crafted from clay fired at high temperatures. Depending on the desired look and functionality, the clay can be glazed or left unglazed.


2. Durability: 

Enamel tableware: Enamelware is known for its durability and resistance to chipping, making it an excellent choice for everyday use. It is also resistant to rust and corrosion.

Ceramic tableware: While ceramic dishes are sturdy, they may be more susceptible to chipping and cracking compared to enamel. However, high-quality or thermal shock-resistant ceramic tableware, like those offered by Luzerne, is extremely durable.


3. Heat resistance:

Enamel tableware: Enamelware is excellent at retaining heat and is safe to use on stovetops and ovens. It can handle high temperatures without damage.

Ceramic tableware: Thermal shock-resistant ceramic dishes are also heat-resistant and can be used in ovens and microwaves. These ceramic pieces can withstand extreme temperature changes.


Final word

Both enamel and ceramic tableware have their merits, and the choice ultimately depends on your personal preferences and needs. Enamel plates or bowls offer durability, heat resistance, and a glossy appearance, making them a fantastic option for everyday use. The Tin Tin collection by Luzerne is a perfect example of vintage enamelware with rustic yet timeless mugs, plates and bowls. The collection channels an icon of home life's past into modernity.

On the other hand, ceramic tableware provides a versatile and customisable range of styles and designs, ideal for those who appreciate artistic variety.

Whether you opt for the timeless elegance of enamel or the artistic allure of ceramic, Luzerne offers a stunning selection of tableware to elevate your dining experience. Explore our collection and discover the perfect tableware to complement your unique style!