The exclusive Italian nonstick from Ballarini the pros swear by. Shop now »
🔕 🔔
Loading…

My Basket ()

All questions

How do you care for a clay pot?

I just bought a clay pot made in a small village in Baja California using traditional pit firing. It has a beautiful Raku-like finish, but is unglazed. I was told I could use it in the oven or directly on the gas burner. I would like to take good care of it because the potter is in her 80s and one of the last in the area to use traditional techniques. How should I care for it?

asked by lloreen over 5 years ago
2 answers 2253 views
C0d1f1de 4134 43ba 9510 1d7a8caa31f3  scan0004
added over 5 years ago

I think the answer is here -- http://www.food52.com/hotline...
You might try contacting Pierino, who seems to know these things! I have a Roemertopf (commercially made clay pot), which is used by soaking bottom and top, putting in a cold oven set to a rather high temperature. Maybe that's relevant too.

516f887e 3787 460a bf21 d20ef4195109  bigpan
added over 5 years ago

I used to use a Roemertopf years ago and simply soaked and washed out with water - no soap. It worked for years and great results. But, they do not bounce off hardwood floors and remain in one piece. I would use it more in the oven than stove top so you can control the startup temp better.

Let's Keep in Touch!

Get the recipes and features that have us talking, plus first dibs on events and limited-batch products.

(Oh, and $10 off your order of $50 or more in the Food52 Shop, too.)

Please enter a valid email address.