A Dutch oven is a cooking pot with thick walls and a tight-fitting lid. Dutch ovens have been used as cooking pots for hundreds of years and it is a popular piece of cookware even today – thanks to being multi-purpose and capable of different varieties of cooking like soups, stews, vegetables, and other slow cooking recipes.
Let’s see what features of a Dutch oven makes it unique and how pure clay makes it the best:
Naturally Non-stick: Easier to Clean
A pure clay Dutch oven is naturally non-toxic once it is fully seasoned (used a few times). Without any kind of toxic coating, it naturally repels food from sticking to the semi-porous walls, which makes it easier to clean without using any soaps or detergents.
Flexible Cooking Pot
A pure clay Dutch oven can be used both on stove-top and in the oven, which makes it possible to use one pot for different kinds of cooking so no need to buy two different pots for different heat sources. This handmade pot can be used to cook a number of different recipes – a single pot for all your needs! There is no other cookware with this much flexibility, and therefore, a Dutch oven is often known as the ‘king’ of the kitchen.
Cooks Highly Nutritious & Delicious Food in Less Time
Pure clay radiates unique far infrared heat that is food friendly and travels fast and evenly, even through the thick walls of the pot. This heat is food friendly (unlike harsh heat from metals) that cooks food thoroughly at low heat in less time while keeping delicate nutrients like complex carbs and phytonutrients intact. The semi-porous walls also make the pot breathable, so it allows enough oxygen to pass through while the food is cooking. This feature enhances the natural flavor and smell of your food.
All these features are possible because of the healthiest raw material (pure clay) used to make this cookware. Wondering where you can get one? Miriams Earthen Cookware (MEC) is a pioneering company in the US that has been making Dutch ovens and other cookware using pure clay for more than a decade. No matter where you are in the world, you can always visit MEC Store and order pure clay cookware to have it delivered at your doorstep.