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Porcelain enamel, also known as vitreous enamel, is an aluminum-silicate glass, which is fused to metal under high heat. Porcelain-enameled metal is used for indoor and outdoor applications because of its hardness, durability, washability, and color possibilities. For building purposes, porcelain enamel is applied to sheet metal and cast iron, the former for a variety of purposes including trim, plumbing, and kitchen fixtures, and the latter almost entirely for plumbing fixtures. Most sheet metal used for porcelain enameling is steel low in carbon, manganese, and other elements. Aluminum is also used for vitreous enamel.