Our pottery is durable and made for daily use. It is dishwasher, microwave, oven and food safe. Listed below are a few precautions to help your pottery achieve the best longevity.
While our pottery is oven-safe please take care to follow some guidelines to ensure long life.
Sudden, extreme, or uneven heating and cooling can cause our pottery to crack.
-DO place dish in a cool oven and then turn oven to desired temperature
-DO take time to make sure food is evenly distributed and touching all interior surfaces of the dish
-DO NOT use on open flame or stove top burners, or BBQ grill.
-DO NOT quench a hot dish or add liquid until it cools
-DO NOT set a hot dish on a cold surface, use a trivet, wood, or oven mitt
Remember our stoneware pottery is vitreous (glass like) and is similar to glass.
We stand behind our craftsmanship. Following our guidelines, we will replace your pottery if it experiences a thermal shock crack within the first year of use.
If you have a dishwasher we encourage you to use it over hand washing our dishes. In our experience there is less breakage in the dishwasher provided you allow enough space so that pots and pans do not clang against it.
In our experience more breakage occurs through hand washing due to dropping or tumbling pottery unintentionally in the sink, or careless stacking in the drying rack. This is especially true for hairline cracks that tend to develop in the rim for a piece. Hairline cracks do not always show right away as usually use and staining will reveal them later.
In our experience certain water types and detergents can leave a film on your pottery. In our location we have had the best results with Cascade Complete Gel. If further touch up is needed we have had good results with Lemi Shine dish detergent booster.
In our experience for stubborn tea and coffee stains touching up if needed using scouring pad usually does the job.
French Butter Keeper
The French butter dish will allow you to keep real butter at a perfect spreading consistency.
1.) Allow real butter to soften, then pack it firmly in the lid making sure it adheres well.
2.)Fill base approximately halfway with cold water, and close over sink in case of excess water.
3.) Replace water every several days.
4.) To serve, simply remove lid and place on table butter side up.
5.) Wash well between each refill.
It is important to protect from heat sources such as stove tops, toaster ovens, and direct sunlight. Heat will melt the butter causing it to slide from the lid. If you are still having issues with the butter sliding from the lid make sure you are packing it in the lid firmly without air pockets.
It will work the best with real butter salted, or unsalted. Margarine or other spreads are not recommended.
Use your judgement. If you are not using the butter efficiently enough it will eventually spoil.
Place Breadwarmer in oven at 350F for approx 20 minutes.
Place hot bread warmer in cloth napkin and in bread basket or serving container to help keep bread warm through dinner.
It is best to wrap the bread warmer in a cloth napkin to protect guests from burns.
Bread warmers must be heated in an oven or toaster oven. They will not work in a microwave.