Unglazed Clay Cookware DISHES
This is the most natural, toxin-free cookware we could find! We've used this cookware for over 10 years every single day in our home!!! After learning how difficult it is to procure nutrient-dense food, we became determined to not harm those nutrients in any way; thus, the search for toxin-free cookware began. After calling several companies asking about what is applied to the surfaces of their cookware, we found this unglazed, traditionally-made, clay-only cookware. Hello!Happiness:) Discover the joy:
-traditionally-made for at least 700 years
-still made today by families of a Columbian village
-each piece is handcrafted using local clays, burnished by hand and fired on site
-authentic & distinctive look
-strong enough for use on the stovetop, oven or microwave
-heats evenly & is renowned for retaining heat
-creates food that is healthier, tastier & moister
I've used this natural cookware for 99% of my cooking for over 10 years!!! In our home we own & use daily: the 2 largest oval bakers, 2 middle-size oval bakers, 3-4 small oval bakers, salt pig, oval roaster with cover, largest soup pot and carbon steel pan.
We use them daily to cook all of our food! Homemade bone broth, liver snaps, ribs, roasts, salmon, fish, eggs....
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.