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Heavy Duty Steel Ladle 16cm Diameter (6 inches)

Handle length 64cm    Total length 80cm  The ladle has a pouring lip and is made from forged 6mm steel plate with a welded handle.

In a foundry a ladle is a container used to transport and pour out molten metals. It needs to be:

  • Strong enough to contain a heavy load of metal.
  • Heat-resistant
  • Heat-insulated as much as can be managed, to avoid losing heat and overheating its surroundings.

For foundries making small castings, a hand-held ladle somewhat resembling a kitchen ladle with a long handle to keep the heat of the metal away from the person holding it. Better quality ladles have a pouring lip to aid accurate pouring.