A pure clay Dutch Oven is a great piece of cookware and a very useful one. It consists of a cooking pot with a lid – both made from unglazed main clay (or pure clay). It is fairly popular probably because it’s versatile and can cook various dishes. Let us find out the pros and cons of the uniquely healthy cookware That’s becoming very popular:
1. 100% Non-toxic Raw Material – Tested & Certified
The raw material used is pure clay – a naturally accessible material that is tested for chemical contaminants and metals like Lead, Cadmium, and Arsenic – that are mostly found in traditional cookware even if in small amounts. But this cookware is free of metals and compounds – a excellent place to begin especially because it is marketed as healthy. No chemicals or glazes are used in the raw material or for the ending of the product. Obviously, this natural clay, if nothing is added to it or taken away from it, is inert or non-reactive.
Ceramic and metal Dutch Ovens aren’t multifunctional but thankfully this one is. You may use it in the oven or on the stove-top. It’s most likely the most versatile cookware in the kitchen – one can cook a variety of dishes inside like soups, stews, rice and other casseroles dishes. It is pretty convenient to have a single piece of cookware with so many uses.
While ceramics and plastics radiate harsh heat that destroys delicate nutrients such as complex carbohydrates, phytonutrients, and water-soluble nutrients, a pure clay Dutch Oven is a significant contrast. The unique far infrared heat from its walls penetrates deep into each grain and cooks it thoroughly even at just medium heat AND without destroying nutrients. All your favorite recipes will cook in about the same time as they do in any other cookware but will be a lot more nutritious.
Also, all the heat is conserved within the kettle — thank goodness as your fingers will not scorch even if you were to accidentally touch the pot while cooking.
Most traditional cookware let steam escape during cooking. However, this cookware handles steam very intelligently. The steam rises from food and condenses in the inner surface of the lid (which is cooler than the rest of the pot) and drops back into the food. What a great way to save all that essential water-soluble nourishment!
Pure clay pots are great retainers of warmth so food remains warm for quite a long time after cooking is completed. There is not any need to re-heat the meals every time you need to serve it. This is a great advantage especially in winter when food is likely to get cold pretty quickly.
6. Food Tastes Great! Much Better than in Metals
With all these features that pure-clay cooking provides — lack of toxins, gentle heat, the abundance of nourishment, semi-porous surface of the pot that allows oxygen pass through it while cooking or all of these – the food tastes a lot better when cooked in pure clay. The men and women that are used to cooking in pure clay don’t even need to function in any other material – this is how much they like the experience of pure clay cooking!
There’s just one – pure clay cookware can break if not handled carefully. But due to their flexible design, their breakage rate is really low.
If using your cookware with a little maintenance isn’t a deal-breaker for you then this cookware is the best option you have for truly healthy cooking. Its ability to cook nontoxic, nutrition-rich and delicious healthy food makes it an perfect cooking pot for your kitchen.