Tell me more about the enamel material
As these enamel egg cups are made from steel, they're fully recyclable at the end of their long, long life - the enamel coating doesn't impact it's ability to be turned into scrap metal. Unbelievably, the use of scrap steel saves up to 74% of the energy needed to make steel from virgin materials, so we should all try and recycle as much as we can as well as using products made of recycled materials such as those in our Go Outside range.
Enamel on steel is hard and strong but like all good ceramic materials, it may chip if handled roughly or dropped. If this happens, don't panic! The enamel coated egg cups are still safe to use as the steel will naturally oxidise - they'll just have a bit more character!
Even though it's usually safe to throw enamelware into the dishwasher, we would recommend only handwashing these enamel egg cups.
Have you got matching items to make crockery sets and tableware sets?
Our Classic Set is a full range of enamelware! The range includes enamel plates, enamel bowls, enamel mugs, enamel tea cans and enamel espresso mug. You can mix and match any of these to create the perfect enamel set for you.
Why is it important to use plastic-free products?
As we are probably all aware, plastics take an awful lot of energy to create, aren’t easy to dispose of and are generally not so great for the environment. Most of us now dutifully recycle most of our plastic waste, one way to ‘close the loop’ is to create a demand for fully recycled plastic. However, we understand there are concerns over where our plastic recycling goes, we’ve created a plastic-free environmentally-friendly enamel dinner set. The ultimate alternative to plastic with its endurance strength making it last throughout all camping and travel adventures. This sustainable alternative replaces the use and disposal of many sets of paper and plastic camping dishes over the years!
Why have you created the enamel dishware range?
Chimney Sheep HQ is based just on the edge of the Lake District. That means we are lucky enough to enjoy the benefits of the outdoors rather a lot and we love it! Lots of our colleagues love walking, camping, picnicking, and exploring. We’ve created our Community Interest Company Buy Land Plant Trees to further commit to preserving nature in this beautiful location. How can you not when we live in such a beautiful part of the world?! It has made us realise though that there aren’t many durable plastic-free camping dishware options, to use when exploring these natural habitats.
Instead, there are either single-use plastic disposable plates, single-use paper disposable plates or traditional melamine picnicware sets (which is an artificial compound made under intense heat and is not recyclable nor particularly eco-friendly). So, we’ve created a plastic-free option, with a whole range of enamelware camping dishes to choose from. You can check them out here.