Merten & Storck has engineered cookware with exacting precision since 1873. Much of it is still handcrafted in Drensteinfurt, Germany, using custom tooling that is designed and manufactured in-house. German enameled iron is calculated and calibrated down to the millimeter. As a result, it is 30% lighter yet stronger than traditional cast iron. The GlazeGuard enamel surface is non-porous, non-reactive and scratch resistant. It’s incorporated directly into the base material, creating a bond that’s more chip-resistant than enameled cast iron.