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"Repair enamel-on-steel baking dish"
January 7, 2010
My wife has a baking dish that appears to be enamel on steel, and over the holidays it developed a small chip and crack near the top edge where the finish meets a metal edge. I am faced with either repairing it or buying a new one for her. What would be the best material to repair it? The dish is white with a floral pattern, but I think I'd be OK with just about any color.
hobbyist - State College, PA, USA
January , 2010
Hi, Rick. You need to buy her a new one :-)
This is porcelain enamel, fused at ridiculously high temperatures from a ceramic frit. It's more like melting glass onto the dish than painting it. I don't think you'll find any food-safe high temperature paints.
-- Wish the chips on my dishes were the size of yours. Does your wife wear a jeweler's loupe when she unloads the dishwasher? :-)
Ted Mooney, P.E.
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