Clay-Pot Cooking; Clay Cookers
? Immerse both the top and bottom of a clay cooker in tepid water for 15 minutes before using.
? Clay-pot cooking should always begin in a cold oven; set the heat after the dish is in position. Adjust cooking times for recipes not specifically designed to start in a cold oven.
? Sudden changes in temperature can crack clay cookers. When removing the dish from a hot oven, always set it on a rack or triple-folded towel or wooden chopping block?never directly on a cold countertop.
? Clay cookers are not designed for stovetop cooking and will most likely crack if exposed to direct heat.