Caring for your Clay Pot

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Caring for your Clay Pot

Before Using

One of the earthen pot’s characteristics is water absorbency. Water absorbency can cause stains, odor, or mold. Please be sure to complete the treatment below before using an earthen pot for the first time. *Kikka, Kikka for cooking rice, BLISSIO and COTTO do not need this processing.

  • Fill the earthen pot with clean water (about 80% fill), and bring the water to boil.
  • When the water is boiling, lower the heat. put wheat flour mixed with water into the pot and, mix it well.
  • Simmer over a low heat for about five minutes, turn off the heat, and leave the pot as it is until is has cooled down.
  • Wash and clean the pot, then dry it before use.
Size of pot Amount of flour
#6 0.5 tablespoons
#7 1 tablespoon
#8 2 tablespoons
#9 3 tablespoons
#10 4 tablespoons
#11 5 tablespoons

* It is impossible to completely prevent problems related to earthen pots with this treatment alone. Please also read the "Important Notes" above.

 

 

Attention

Please read the following before using pot.

How to Avoid problems
  • Can not be used for deep-fried cooking, can cause fires if used.
  • Always use a pot coaster before placing on a table
How to avoid burns
  • When cooking, use oven mittens to move the pot. Also be careful of steam escaping from the hole in the lid as to not scald yourself.
  • Please be careful about using an electromagnetic cooking device used with the pot, because the top plate of the device becomes extremely hot during use.
  • Hot water may splash out during boiling. Be careful not to scald yourself.
How to avoid damages
  • Please avoid heating an empty earthen pot.
  • When using an electric coiled cooking surface, please ensure a gap of more than 1 cm between the coils and the earthen pot.
  • If you remove an earthen pot from the freezer, thaw it before cooking.
How to avoid the earthen pot from becoming moldy or having odors.
  • For the first 5 uses, please avoid leaving food and ingredients inside the pot after cooking.
  • After each use, please dry well and keep the earthen pot in a dry space to prevent mold or mildew.
  • Avoid soaking the earthen pot in detergent water. Wash and rinse only.
  • Please also avoid using curry, kimuchi of similar seasoned foods for the first 5 times of use.(This will help to prevent discoloration and odors from lingering in the future.)
How to prevent the food inside from being scorched
  • Please be careful when using high heat, stir the food being cooked occasionally to prevent scorching the inside of the pot. * Since an earthen pot has water absorbency, a burn mark may be left on the surface due to food ingredients being burned black and sticking to the bottom of the pot.
    * Since an earthen pot has water absorbency, a burn mark may be left on the surface due to food ingredients being burned black and sticking to the bottom of the pot.