How to clean clay wares
Cleaning the Clayware:
· NEVER USE SOAP TO CLEAN THE CLAY COOKWARE. SOAP WILL GET ABSORBED AND LEACH INTO FOOD YOU PREPARE.
· Allow the clay pot to cool completely. Add some warm water to loosen any food particles. To remove food items, use warm water and a gentle abrasive pad. To neutralize strong odours fill the pot with warm water and add a pinch of baking soda. Let the cookware soak for at least 15 minutes.
· For general and deep cleaning, allow the earthen pot to soak overnight in the sink in water sparingly mixed with baking soda. Wash it using a soft-bristle brush or cotton cloth. Salt can be used as a nontoxic alternative to chemical cleaners. Sprinkle salt into the pot and scour it using a scouring pad. Rinse the pot with warm water and allow it to dry on. In case you happen to use baking soda, use it sparingly as it will also get absorbed. If used in higher quantity it will spoil the taste of the food you cook in it.