Enamel is timeless and lasts forever. It can be used on all types of stoves, including induction hobs and gas. The basins are perfect for all kinds of baking and food preparation. They are the ultimate way to melt chocolate in a bain-marie, because the metal conducts heat so well. I usually use the measuring jug as the bain-marie with a smaller bowl on top for melting the chocolate. All my enamel products are of the highest quality and are made by a ninth-generation enamel specialist in Austria. They are all stamped with the Leila’s General Store logo on the base.