Unglazed Clay Cookware BAKERS
If you're going through all the trouble of buying organic food why use dishes and cookware that will introduce dangerous toxins to your meal? Our unglazed clay cookware are handmade in Columbia using a 700 year old tradition. They're so beautiful they can function as a dish after you take it out of the oven or off the stove. We've had many customers come back and say that their food tastes better after having used our clay cookware.
It is practical and beautiful and is ideal for cooking and serving. It can be used in the oven, microwave and on the stovetop (for use with electric range coil elements use an inexpensive heat diffuser and this one for glass tops).
AVOID EXPOSURE TO SUDDEN TEMPERATURE CHANGES (placing in the oven directly from the refrigerator; placing in a hot oven or preheated oven; placing it on a cold surface when it is hot)
BEFORE FIRST USE: fill your piece 3/4 full with water (some people are sensitive to the smell of seasoning the pieces and prefer using milk, lard or butter) and place uncovered in an oven for 30 minutes at 400 degrees F. This usually seals the cookware; however, a complete seal may only happen after using several times for cooking. Boiling milk may help if a vessel is still too porous, but this is rarely necessary.
ALL OF THE COOKWARE & TABLEWARE CAN BE USED OVER ANY DIRECT HEAT SOURCE INCLUDING AN OPEN FIRE (be very careful of sudden temperature changes!). OVER TIME YOU WILL NOTICE CHANGES IN COLOR OF THE POT FROM EXPOSURE TO THE HEAT SOURCE.
CLEANING: After seasoning, the cookware should clean easily! Quickly soak and wipe down with a sponge or soft cloth. Avoid dishwashers, abrasive cleaners and soaking for long periods of time.
THERE ARE NO TOXINS USED IN THE PRODUCTION OF THE COOKWARE. THE PIECES ARE NOT GLAZED AND THERE IS NO LEAD FOUND IN THE CLAY. THE BLACK COLOR COMES FROM THE FIRING PROCESS AND THE SMOOTH FINISH OF THE PIECES IS THE RESULT OF PAINSTAKING HAND-BURNISHING WITH STONES.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the handmade process (and sometimes by different artisans) dimensions will vary for each piece. Small imperfections in the finish and flecks of minerals in the clay are because of the natural materials and handmade process. Mica in the surface allows the cookware to heat evenly and not to crack. Lids are made individually but do not always fit perfectly because of the various shrinking rates during firing.