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Mexican Terra Cotta Mini Unlidded Cazuela — Set of 2

These traditional clay cazuelas from Hidalgo, Mexico, are more lightweight than Pyrex, more attractive than either glass or metal cookware, and have nonstick properties thanks to their beautiful glazed finish—which also makes them easy to clean. They're perfectly sized for everyday use; try using them to make individual gratins or pot pies. Or warm up dips in the oven or over low heat on the stovetop right before serving. The clay is even microwave-safe for quickly reheating small portions.

Each cazuela is individually handcrafted and takes between 15 and 20 days to produce, from mining local clay to polishing the dishes using volcanic rock. And not only will they add an attractive, authentic touch to your table, the dishes are also certified food-safe, whereas many other brands of clay cookware are made with lead. Because the artisans finely grind their clay, this terra cotta piece requires very little seasoning before first use—bring water to a boil in the cookware, and it's good to go. As with all clay cookware, the pieces should not be exposed to extreme temperature shock. For instance, let a hot pot cool to room temperature before running under cold water to avoid cracking.
  • Net Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Dimensions: Length: 8.5 inches | Width: 6.5 inches | Height: 2 inches | Diameter: 6.5 inches
  • Capacity: 12 ounces
  • Material: Clay (Lead-free)
  • Use: Safe for use in the oven, microwave, stovetop, or over direct flame. Do not use metal utensils when cooking. Heat diffuser recommended on electric stovetops to help prevent foods from burning. Clay cookware can also be used on induction cooktops with an induction cookware interface disk.
  • Care: Hand-wash only. Do not use metal sponges to clean.
  • Note: Pieces are handmade and may have slight imperfections/differences. It is common for some staining or discoloration on the interior of the pieces to occur with use over time.