Miriams Earthen Cookware Review
The Healthiest Cookware On The Planet
My husband is the chef in the house. He will buy anything new for the kitchen. Then it gets put away and never seen again until we clean out his special storage areas. Honestly there is not much he does not have for the kitchen. He is a great cook! If he finds he likes something he leaves it on the kitchen counter. I just want the kitchen counters empty!
Well when I showed him this cookware, of course he was intrigued. He checked the mail daily until we received this. Miriams Earthen Cookware sent me some of their cookware so I could write a review about it. No other compensation was received.
Before you use the Miriams Earthen Cookware you need to season it, similar to cast iron. You will rinse the pot and the top with water and make for sure it is all wet. Then you fill the pot 1/2 full with water for 15 minutes. Then dump the water out and put on the stove at low heat. Then you put together a mixture that is made with oil or water and flour, recipe is included in pot. You let this mixture thicken and shut it off. Leave it to cool off completely, I am leaving it overnight. Then empty and you are ready to cook!
The last picture is exactly what I received.
Now I would like you to know how great Miriams Earthen Cookware is! They are the world’s 1st cookware that is Certified & Guaranteed to be FREE of Lead, Cadmium, Glazes, Heavy Metals & Chemicals. All of their products are Hand Made in USA with raw materials sourced from within the USA.
This is from their site HERE.
The complete process of making each clay pot takes about 24-30 days & is fully worth the time and effort considering all the goodness that comes from them for years to come…
Our products are made in the most natural process & using the highest quality ingredients. There are no harmful byproducts or pollutants that are created in the process of making your cookware.
The MEC clay is harvested from secluded and non-industrialized lands from across the USA. Great care is taken to ensure the composition and purity of our clay. We are probably the 1st cookware makers to guarantee even our raw material — that it’s free of chemicals, toxins and other contaminants like LEAD and/or CADMIUM.
The harvested clay is then wet and pugged (the process of making workable clay) and any stones are removed. The wet clay is left to sit for a period of 48 hours. Any trapped air is later removed by wedging.
The pots and the lids are individually thrown on the wheel. The pots are thrown straight side up and the lids are separately thrown upside down! Great care is taken to ensure a neat finish right from the start! The bottom of the pot is made in concentric circles and finished in a way to take heat faster & spread it evenly. The sides on the other hand, are finished in down ward spirals so as to conserve heat without loosing much. The flat bottom, straight walled profile along with these key features makes it the “most energy efficient clay pot” in our modern day kitchens.
The cookware is set to dry for about 2 days and is then hand finished, individually, one piece at a time, on the wheel. After this the pot and the lids are set to dry together until they are fully dry and ready for the final finishing. This takes about 7-10 days, depending on the weather. Any unused or excess clay is put right back into the pug mill to reuse for the next batch, nothing is wasted!
The bone-dried pots are then given their final finishing on the wheel. A thin coating of the finest partials of MEC clay with water (no additives) is applied to the outside of the pot and lid and the pieces are then hand burnished with a special wooden tool to a smooth finish. This method of finishing a pot without the use of glaze–a toxic liquid coating–dates back to over several thousands of years, and is called Tera-sigillata in the west. It is the best way to get a clean finish without using toxic glaze. It’s hard work and requires skill but is totally worth the effort!
The pots are then set to dry for one more day and then packed in the kiln and fired to about 1750 – 2000 degree temperature. Because the raw material does not contain any added elasticizes, plasticizes other chemicals it is more that adequate to fire clay to this temperature. Only manufactured clay like ceramics or porcelain needs to be fired to higher temperatures to fuse the different additives together.
They are then cooled down to room temperature before being taken out of the kiln. This whole firing process takes about 24 hours!
After firing, each pot is removed from the kiln and inspected thoroughly to make sure they have come out successful from the great ordeal. They are then sanded and wiped. All our products are packed with 100% recyclable, reusable material. for shipment to their respective owners.
I found this amazing how they make this cookware and know every step and every item that goes into making this great cookware.
When we got away from cooking with clay and went to metals the taste of food changed and we started to contaminate our bodies.
They answer the question, is our cookware really unsafe below:
First, they accumulate and thereby disrupt function in vital organs and glands such as the heart, brain, kidneys, bone, liver, etc. Second, they replace vital nutritional minerals in the cells and tissues of the body. For example, enzymes are catalysts for virtually every biochemical reaction in all life-sustaining processes of metabolism. But instead of calcium being present in an enzyme reaction, nickel or chromium may be there in its place. Toxic metals cannot fulfill the same role as the nutritional minerals, thus their presence becomes critically disruptive to enzyme activity. Their action in the body is so fundamental that they are seen to cause and /or aid many diseases.
Their site goes on to explain what each type of cookware does to our bodies. Take a moment to check this really interesting article HERE.
So why are they the best cookware to use:
- It is 100% Inert & Non-Reactive
- Retains all the foods Nutrients
They Cook with Far-infrared Heat
Clay is a great retainer of Heat
They have detailed explanation for each of these reasons HERE.
The more it’s used the faster it’ll cook your food, all on medium heat or less!
Go visit their website and see what you can learn.
If you have time go to their blog also, they have recipes, teach you how to best cook with their cookware. They have an article about living cancer free and what their cookware has to do with it.
This company is committed to living healthier and giving everyone that same option. They take the time to teach you about their cookware and why it is so great.
I cannot say enough great things about this company that I hope everyone will order their cookware and see how much healthier they can become!
Let me show you some of their sets of cookware available HERE.
When you have time stop over and see what else Miriam’s Earthen Cookware offers!
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