Enamel cookware is often attractive with its glossy surface (cute), multi-colors (cute), and lightweight.
Strong iron and beautiful glassy surface.
Porcelain enamel is resistant to acid and salt and can be preserved without spoiling the taste of the ingredients.
Furthermore, it can be stovetop and oven safe.
It’s a versatile tool, from cooking utensils to storage containers to vessels that can be served on the table as they are.
When making pickles, mason jars are typical here in the US, however, porcelain enamel container is more popular to make Japanese pickles since it has many pros.
What’s Porcelain Enamel
Enamel is a coating applied glass compound on a metal material such as iron or aluminum at a high temperature.
It is not only hygienic but also is the perfect food stock container since it doesn’t damage the food and is odor and stain-free.
It is also resistant to salt and acid, so it is absolutely suitable to store pickles and jams.
It is friendly to the global environment because it does not emit environmental hormones such as dioxins.
Stovetop and oven safe, but never microwave.
The Pros and Cons of Porcelain Enamel Containers
- Acid and salt resistant
- Excellent heat and cooling distribution
- Resistant to stains and smell
- It doesn’t damage the flavor of food
- Easy to clean
- Incredibly durable
When using plastic containers for storing food, the odor can transfer to them, and they are not acid-resistant.
Depending on the type of stainless steel containers, moisture or salt can cause rust.
Contrary, enamel containers are substantial for odor, stains, and rust, even more, it does not affect the food.
Suitable for marinating and pickling.
Since it is made of iron, it can quickly cool or freeze the food.
The surface of the enamel container is glassy, so it is not easily damaged by the ingredient of the food. Resistant to odors and colors.
The best container for making or storing Japanese pickles such as NUKAZUKE/ UMEBOSHI.
Because of the glassy surface, bacteria are hard to grow.
- Sensitive to thermal shocks
- A thinner low-quality coating that can crack and chip easily
- The rims can be rust
It’s not super fragile.
But the glassy surface is vulnerable to rapid temperature changes or if you hit it with something hard.
Once it gets cracked or chipped, it’ll rust or cause the actual iron exposed.
Get One! NODA HORO’s Porcelain Enamel Containers
NODA HORO has a beautiful white retro container, easy to use, and is excellent in hygiene.
It is an enamel kitchenware item with many fans including me in Japan.
Horo literally means porcelain enamel.
Noda Horo is not just a storage container, it is very versatile.
Therefore, I am here for you who want to know what exactly Noda Horo is.
Overview Of Noda Horo
Founded in 934, Noda Horo continues to produce porcelain enamel kitchenware throughout the whole manufacturing process based on the idea that “handmade with peace of mind, and safe to use for customers.”
Carefully hand-finished one by one by skilled craftsmen.
Excellent resistance to acid and salt, and unlike plastic, there is no concern about odor transfer.
It has also excellent durability and heat resistance.
Simple, clean, neat, and high-quality Noda Horo products should brighten up your kitchen life.
Begin HORO LIFE
A storage container is a perfect start to begin this beautiful smooth design white container life.
It can also be used as a cooking ware, you can use it on a stovetop or in an oven. (not for microwaving. )
The simple and warm design with incredible durability. Let’s collect different sizes of NODA HORO.
You don’t have to worry about smell and color transferring to a container after marinating or pickling, besides, the NODA HORO container is easy to clean (handwash recommended) without greasy remains.
When you select the deep container, you can stock anything, even leafy greens.
The white smooth container enhances the food so it can make you happy and you can enjoy everyday cooking!
This deep container with a handle is also convenient for storing cereal, flour, rice, and miso paste!
It’s stovetop safe, you can warm the leftover soup up without transferring it to a pan.
The square container with a lid will save much space in a fridge or a pantry!
Since it is stovetop-safe, you can deep-fry food with this iconic white enamel container.
Let’s Make Japanese TSUKEMONO Pickles
This is why I like the Japanese unique items.
This is made for picking vegetables, especially NUKAZUKE.
But, also you can use this for MISOZUKE pickles.
Its size is designed to store in a fridge and comes with a water drain to collect the water while pickling.
You may think it’s pricy, but, this NUKAZUKE container is super-durable and will last decades.
It’s Time To Try Homemade MISO
- NODA HORO can’t be used for microwave
- NODA HORO can’t be used on the IH stovetop.
- Handwash is preferred.
- A plastic lid is not dishwasher safe.