Why Enclume is the Best

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New owners say that Enclume products are the finest they've seen anywhere. Four reasons why:

1. In a mass-produced world, Enclume provides old-world craftsmanship!

Enclume products (pronounced Ahn-Kloom) are hand wrought by skilled craftsmen on traditional French metal-forming equipment at Enclume's factory in Port Hadlock, Washington. Products are inspected for quality after every step of the manufacturing process and then each piece is hand wrapped to ensure that you receive it in pristine condition. You won't find a better rack at any price!

2. A product is only as good as its materials.

The strength of Enclume's products rest on their raw materials, like highcarbon steel and hand-selected Eastern maple.  Enclume racks are forged of steel up to twice as thick as the closest competitors'.  Copper, brass and chrome racks are electroplated, then painstakingly hand-polished to a stunning mirror finish.

3. That's how a cookware rack is supposed to look!

When you think classic designs and timeless old-world styles (including new contemporary styles), that's Enclume! Enclume cookware racks feature their signature hanging arms supporting the main rim, rather than competitors' lightweight chains hooked through a thin rim. Enclume hammered steel is recognized as the standard in cookware rack finishes.

4. Heirloom quality that can be passed along for generations!

Forged to last a lifetime in classic contemporary designs, your Enclume cookware rack will become a treasured heirloom to be passed on through the generations.


Enclume products combine traditions of skilled metal crafting and close attention to detail to create pot racks and related products of lasting value.

While Enclume craftsmen use time-honored French metal-forming equipment, all key fabrication steps are performed by hand. Enclume products are completed in small lots of 30 to 60, with close attention to detail. Each of these lots represents the efforts of skilled humans, not machines.


Flat bar steel is the raw material underpinning all Enclume pieces.

Each Enclume product begins with the best hot-rolled steel available from the largest and most consistent mills to provide the backbone for the hammered steel products. This material is ideally-suited for the rich, distressed look of the Enclume signature finish.

Enclume stainless steel products are all crafted from the finest 304 material on the market. And the process for brushing our stainless steel bar to a uniform satin finish has improved to near perfection.

For Enclume's copper or chrome plated products, the key is top quality cold-rolled steel. Only the best quality steel can be processed to accept plating that can be polished to an unblemished, mirror finish. Plated racks from Enclume are the best on the market.

Second party materials that go into Enclume products, like hanging grids for pot racks or Eastern maple tops for kitchen furniture all follow one standard: the quality must equal or exceed that of Enclume-made products. Own the best in quality, durability and classic design - own Enclume!