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All porcelain bakeware having beige bottom Emile Henry

Rella Jun 10, 2011 08:39 AM

I can't seem to find here on Chowhound advice about how to tell whether an all porcelain bakeware piece is actually all porcelain. I understood from that posting that all porcelain would have a white bottom versus a beige bottom.

I just received a small pie dish made by Emile Henry that is definitely a beige bottom.

What's up? Any advice welcome.

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    cutipie721 RE: Rella Jun 10, 2011 09:24 AM

    I am not sure if EM makes any porcelain at all. Sorry.

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      E_M RE: cutipie721 Jun 10, 2011 09:32 AM

      Nope, nor do I make china or stoneware of any kind, sorry.

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        cutipie721 RE: E_M Jun 10, 2011 10:32 AM

        LOL oops.

        (I don't make pies either)

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          Rella RE: E_M Jun 10, 2011 10:54 AM

          What is EM referred to in cutipie721's reply. Does E-M make bakeware?

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        blondelle RE: Rella Jun 10, 2011 09:38 AM

        Emile Henry and Le Creuset bakeware is stoneware, not porcelain. The only porcelain bakeware I know of is Revol, and Aplico. Both are very expensive.

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          mikie RE: blondelle Jun 10, 2011 10:07 AM

          Add Pillivuyt to your list and I believe you have it covered. Although there must be a China knockoff or two out there as well.

          Without breaking a piece it's difficult to tell, but if the bottom is unglazed, as most bakeware is, it should be white if it's porcelain. Porcelain refers to both the type of clay (kaolin) and the temperatures at which it's fired.

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            Rella RE: blondelle Jun 10, 2011 10:08 AM

            Thanks everyone -- darn I'm glad to be set straight about this. I have bought Pillivuyt and Aplico, and for some reason I thought that the Emile Henry piece was porcelain.

            is what I bought.
            But I see that I am badly mistaken.

            I think I'll stick for what I want to use: Revol and Pillivuyt, so I won't have to ponder.


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