The Artisan Method Behind the Vibrant Colors of AGA's Vitreous Enamel
The Artisan Method
Much like a gemstone, the signature beauty of an AGA cast iron range lies within its gleaming vitreous enamel, the result of century-old artisan methods born from the industrial revolution. First, glass pigments are color-matched to create the perfect shade of vitreous enamel from the AGA color palette. Then, multiple protective coats are applied and kilned at high temperatures, layer upon layer, transforming into a distinctive high luster finish.
Made to Endure a Lifetime
Vitreous enamel is more than beautiful. It also strengthens every AGA cast iron range with a hard, protective finish. By nature, it is a strong, easy-to-clean composite with inherent properties resistant to heavy use and high temperatures. And because the enamel is glass, not paint, its long-lasting color fastness will not fade under ultraviolet light.
The Colorful Distinction of Vitreous Enamel
AGA vitreous enamel is comprised of natural minerals mixed from the earth and a blend of metal oxides - cobalt, praseodymium, iron and neodymium - that lend color to the characteristic shades. As with any artisan process like fired glass, conditions at the time it was made and natural properties of the minerals themselves will lightly influence the final hue. It's also why the optical appearance can vary with lighting. Models handcrafted on different days, such as an AGA Total Control and an AGA Integrated Module, could present minor variances indiscernible to the eye in a finished kitchen presentation.
Over time and with continual use, your AGA cast iron range will fashion a subtle, richer hue truly unique to you. It's just one of the many reasons why AGA owners call their AGA range part of the family.