Ceramic - Pottery Dictionary

by Susan Mussi

COOKING DISH

ca: RECIPIENTS PER CUINAR

es: PLATOS PARA COCINA

Cooking dishes in pottery are different utensils prepared to withstand heat. There are three types; of which a and b are usually made in red clay. It is recommended to soak them in water for two or three hours before using the first time.
a) The ones which are glazed on all sides and are only used for oven cooking as the glaze on the outside of the floor would be affected by direct heat.
b) The ones which are glazed except on the outside of the floor; these can be used for both oven and direct heat.
c) The ones made in refractory; these are very strong, are glazed except on the outside of the floor and can be used for both oven and direct heat. Before using them for the first time to cook, it is advisable to fill them up with water and let the water boil.
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