Discovering the Strength & Beauty of Kansa: The Hardest Kitchen Metal
If you're a cooking enthusiast, you know that having the right tools in the kitchen can make all the difference. But have you ever considered using utensils made from Kansa? This incredible metal has been used in Indian kitchens for centuries, and it's not hard to see why. Not only is Kansa metal or Bronze incredibly strong and durable, but it also boasts a stunning beauty that will add a touch of elegance to your culinary creations. Join us to learn more about why Kansa might just be the best choice for your kitchen utensils!
Properties That Make Kansa Metal Perfect for Kitchen Utensils
Kansa or Bell Metal is known for its unique combination of properties that make it a desirable material for kitchenware and utensils. Kansa is an alloy of copper and tin, typically in a ratio of 78% to 22%. This combination of metals results in a material that is strong and durable, with good resistance to corrosion and high temperatures. Kansa or Bronze metal also has excellent thermal conductivity, which means that it can conduct heat quickly and evenly, making it ideal for cooking utensils.
One of the reasons why Kansa is valued for its hardness is its ability to resist wear and tear. Kansa utensils can withstand repeated use and are less likely to dent or scratch than other materials. This makes them a popular choice for cooking and serving food, especially in Indian households where they are a cherished tradition. Also, its amazing natural properties make Bronze the healthiest metal to eat. Read our blog 5 Surprising Health Benefits of Using Kansa Utensils in Your Kitchen to understand more about it.
How Kansawala Brand Makes Kansa Kitchen Utensils
Kansara Mukundray Fulchand, aka Kansawala, is one such family-run firm in Gujarat that is keeping this rare art alive by producing handmade Bronze Utensils for Tableware, Dinnerware, and Kitchenware. The process of making Kansa utensils involves the ancient method of Heating & Beating, which has been handed down through five generations of skilled artisans. Let’s check out the whole process:
- The process begins by mixing copper and tin in a 78-80% to 22-20% ratio respectively to create metal ingots.
- These ingots are then repeatedly heated and beaten by a group of artisans to form specific shapes, using heavier hammers in the initial stages and then lighter hammers for finer finishing.
- A coating of salt and clay is applied to give the metal more firmness.
- Once the bronze ware cools, the artisans work on it with fine hammers and lathe work to give it the final shine and finish.
- At Kansawala, it usually takes 23 operations to create a single Kansa utensil.
Crafting Kansa kitchen utensils is an extremely skilled craft that takes years of training and working in extreme temperatures. You won’t believe it, but our artisans generally start work early in the morning around 3 am and finish before noon as the heat becomes unbearable beyond that point.
If you want to know the end-to-end process of manufacturing Kansa utensils at Kansawala, then read our blog on The Art Of Handcrafting Pure Kansa Utensils At Kansawala.
Different Types of Kansa Utensils Handcrafted at Kansawala
Kansa Baby Glass -
This is a small, lightweight glass made of Kansa that is perfect for serving milk or other liquids to babies. The Kansa Baby Glass is believed to have several health benefits, including aiding digestion and boosting immunity.
Curved Height Indian Thali -
A thali is a traditional Indian meal platter, and the Curved Height Indian Thali is a beautiful and functional version made of Kansa. This thali is designed with a curved rim that prevents food from spilling and allows for easy serving.
Kansa Serving Spoon Set -
This set of 3 Kansa serving spoons is perfect for serving curries, rice, and other dishes. The spoons are made of high-quality Kansa and have a beautiful, shiny finish.
Kansa 5 Pc Dinner Set -
This dinner set includes five pieces of Kansa utensils - a thali, two katori (bowl), a glass, and a spoon. The set is perfect for serving a complete meal and is made of high-quality Kansa that is both durable and beautiful.
Kansa Tasla -
It is a Kathiyawadi Bronze Bowl that is perfect for serving Indian curries, dals, and other dishes. The Kansa Tasla is made of high-quality Kansa that is strong and durable and has excellent thermal conductivity.
These are just a few examples of the different types of Kansa utensils available at Kansawala. Each utensil is unique and has its own specific uses and benefits. By exploring the world of Kansa utensils at our online store, you can discover the beauty and usability of these traditional Indian kitchen utensils.