Earthenware also known as Clay Cookware or Terracotta
All Clay ware are hand made by local artisans from villages of India using ancient techniques and heating them at high temperature to give them a hard, durable form. These articles may vary in shape and size a bit as no mechanized process is involved to give it the authenticity.
How to use Earthenware / Clayware
For the first time usage, please soak Clayware in water for 24 hours and dry it in sun before using.
Always start cooking with low flame in the Clayware and move to medium flame. Do not heat an empty clay pot on flame; rather use oil or roti before putting your cookware on flame.
Cleaning and Washing tips:
Allow the Clayware temperature normalize to room temperature before washing. Don’t wash your Hot clayware directly with cold water as it may crack from the temperature change.
Use a soft sponge, do not use metallic scrubber as it will damage the Clayware sets. Never use any detergents on your Clayware. Use Baking Soda with hot water to remove difficult stains.
Allow the clayware to dry completely before storage in ventilated area.
Dishwasher Safe: Clayware are dishwasher safe, but we recommend hand washing to give you and your earthenware the best care. Being that clay is a porous material, it may absorb dishwashing detergent which will reduce the vessels lifetime and the food may have residual of detergents.
Once in a while, clayware can be soaked in water for a day and dried in sun for longer life and even cooking oil could be applied before storage and usage for long life and natural taste.
Preserves all the important nutrients while cooking. Cooked Food in the clayware retains 100% of the micro nutrients.
Nonstick property of clay pots ensures less usage of oil while cooking. You can make tasty food with less fat.
Gas and Microware safe
Clay cooking pots can be used on the Gas stove. Clay curry pots can be used to cook / re-heat in the Microwave.
Enhances taste of the food cooked. Moisture content of the food is retained thus making your food fresher than conventional cooking.
Clay pots are not very expensive, at least not more than any other types of utensil. You can get them in different shapes and sizes without really making a hole in your pocket.