Can You Cook and Bake with Handcrafted Pottery? - Mad About Pottery

Can You Cook and Bake with Handcrafted Pottery?

In a world dominated by factory-made products, there's something enduringly captivating about handcrafted goods. And when it comes to pottery, its appeal extends beyond just aesthetics—it's surprisingly versatile in the kitchen. But can pottery really hold up to the rigors of cooking and baking? Let's take a closer look. 

When we talk about pottery in the kitchen, not all clay is created equal. Stoneware and porcelain are the top choices for food-safe pottery. They're fired at high temperatures, which makes them sturdy and less likely to absorb chemicals. On the other hand, earthenware is more porous and carries a higher risk of chemical leaching. 

In my studio, I take pride in firing all my pottery at high temperatures, around 2200°F/1200°C, ensuring durability and safety. What's more, I craft my own glazes, carefully avoiding any harmful substances like lead or barium. 

So, what can you do with my pottery in the kitchen? Well, you can't throw it directly onto an open flame, but it's perfectly oven-safe. Whether you're baking casseroles or roasting veggies, my pottery dishes can handle the heat.

 And what about the microwave? No problem there either. You can use my bowls and plates to warm up your meals, but remember—they'll get hot too.

In essence, I prioritize both functionality and safety in my pottery, making it ideal for cooking, baking, and serving your culinary creations. So, next time you're in the kitchen, consider adding a touch of handmade charm with pottery—it's not just for display, but an essential tool for any home chef.

Bring a touch of sophistication and functionality to your cooking and baking experience with handcrafted ceramic ware. Order your set now and make every meal a special occasion.

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