Also, lets be real. I recently bought a MEC pot, which Miriam assume me was perfect for steaming veggies. I’ve read in other websites that before use you have to fully submerge in water before seasoning–but Miriam’s directions just said to rinse under running water for a few minutes before seasoning. Zepter is the best and only one!! I want to say that never have I ever read a review that had been, in a way, “sponsored” by the manufacturing company, not been glowingly, and often, suspiciously positive. There’d have to have been an impermeable covering both above, around and under the clay deposits to prevent the absorption by clay of the natural movement of the various ions of natural and man-made minerals/chemicals to have some semblance of pure / honest clay, frankly, which may have only existed well in the past before man started mining and polluting the earth. If they’d been glazed, it most likely would have prevented this release of clay ingredients into your food and your body. Hi Irina, Irina, I was not content with that answer and doubting about ordering any after receiving this reply, so decided to read reviews and that’s how I found your reviews. Plus the author wrote that she *studied* the seasoning instructions and followed them very carefully before using the pot. I was not be able to find what the composition of the clay MEC pots are made of. Traditionally, as these foods were cooked over wooden fires, nobody bothered much about temperature change, which is the problem in cooking on a gas stove, low, medium, high. Thank you for sharing, Joanne, such helpful information! I do not prefer glazing as feldspar (very toxic cancer causing) and glass, mica are sometimes used to glaze the pot. Anyway, I was also very careful with following directions and cooking with wet ingredients only before I use any meats. Japanese cook milk and rice the first time to seal the pores a bit as i read it. Moreover, our VitaClay ® has passed RoHS laboratory testing as well. They wouldn’t have known or used, or would have used the improper speeling (lol, note my example here) SPELLING. . I wish I had a better answer for why you experienced what you did! I had a Lodge enamelware once and loved it even with it being made in China or wherever it’s made. MEC totally sounds like a hard cell and the other one that is all-black ceramic cookware made in China (forget the name), sounds like a hard sell as well. ... she also manages and teaches classes in hopes to inspire others with her love for clay. It was a blue pot. By the way, if it is a vintage slow cooker, you might want to look into heavy metals. knows what they are discussing over the internet. I’ve seen a glass baking tray on Amazon I’m considering. Brands? The best I could come up with so far is Pyroflam (from Pyrex) but it’s only available in Europe and may be hard to clean. My soup was simple chicken based–so nothing brown about it and I only threw in salt, lemon grass, and basil. Thank you for your research. Miriam’s Earthen website made their test report available in 2018. And use that to reheat soup, etc or cook vegetables & sauces. Shop our best selection of Clay Planters to reflect your style and inspire your outdoor space. After the first 24 hours, I removed the clay pot from the water, and placed it in the sun, to cook for another 4 – 5 hours, so that the oil could be absorbed again. Anyway, that’s my two cents. I’ve been having the exact experience you described with a Vitaclay 2-In-1 Yogurt Maker/Personal Slow Cooker. Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. it is very expensive but the owners say it is the healthiest cookware in the planet and it is 100% ceramic. Just a suggestion: Why don’t you just ask Miriam to call the testing lab and permit them give you their test results? However, it differs from a full list of ingredients that make up clay. Round Terra Cotta Dungari Daisy May 31, 2016 at 9:43 pm. I was considering purchasing their clay pots. I truly appreciate your postings and the comments people left on your postings. 28 Fun DIY Clay Flower Pot Crafts to Give Your Home a Lift. then rise water taken after cooking rise in another pot is heated in the new pot. agencies to serve and protect the public. I had not used the pot for that long so I was interested to learn what can happen with the longer use. Even with a crack they’re still usable until a point where the crack gets too big and seepage occurs. Having said that, I’m still not ready to give up on my clay pot hunt, not just yet. Extrema has sales often, and when they have a really good one, I am going to get one of the large pots for making bone broth. Hell, “This clay also known as MEC’s Pure-Clay(TM) is completely inert and cooks your food without leaching chemicals, metals or toxins.”. I hope we will “catch the right person with my blog” soon By the way, you will be pleased to know that I am going to Hawaii next week and I am planning to unplug for almost 10 days. Probably even the non toxic cookware we thought or deemed 100% non toxic may still have some form of toxicity in them, albeit, not enough to do great damage. My God – why are these guys making such poisonous cookware? I’m looking forward to reading what you learn from the company itself! NO! © 2000-2020 Home Depot Product Authority, LLC. Miriam suggested that I call the lab and ask for the test results of her clay cookware directly from the lab. Stay in touch! I am glad you are here. If you don’t want the full set, they sell just the glass steamer basket separately. There’s a learning curve to any type of new cookware and (as a home chef who takes the kitchen seriously!) MEC disputes this with the following various statements on their website: Not happy so far! We use cast iron, glass bakeware, stainless steel, and Xtrema. Where in CA are you? Just couldn’t get past the black paint/glaze on the inside either. Plus, even after cleaning the pot several times, it still gave off a smell in my kitchen. My sister is a biologist and might be able to tell more about it’s composition. Unfortunately, we live on the polluted planet, which means that things that come directly from earth without being purified and/or filtered or contained are not good enough. ~Irina. I also tried a clay pot from MEC but didn’t experience that at all! A traditional honest-to-goodness clay pot is never going to be glazed with poisonous lead or other elements. I’m considering the saladmaster titanium 316. I do agree they have a great product and have gone to lengths to find soil not farmed for 200 years and not within 15 miles of any chemical dumping and not use the first 25 feet of dug soil. do you suggest pyroflam over pyrex? Also even within a few times of using the cookware the author felt very unwell and so have other people on this comment section. And yeah, you could dry them well but kitchens by nature are steamy places. I was also looking at replacing a crockpot. It is a metal alloy so by definition, it will be leaching some metals. Have you researched about black la chamba cookware? It’s as if every meal she’s cooked in them comes out while she’s baking food in them. I will. I thank you for this additional reasoning. Since I live not very far from their workshop I visited them and was amazed at how hard they work to make a pure and uncontaminated product. You’ll never get the truth from business people. If it’s doing that while I’m washing it, then it’s possible that it’s doing that while its being used. I wish your article had come out a couple of months ago when I started looking at safe cookware options. Thank you so much for your kind words. Promo Item. x 8 ft. Furring Strip Board-160954, 8 in. Your voice cannot be bought. I’m sure the owner of Extrema would say so, but I would want to check it independently, just to be sure. Because there is no barrier/glaze and the pots are not inert, whatever is in the clay (and we do not know the composition of the clay) ends up in the food. And I am so happy we will be in touch as I see you signed up for my emails. I’ve found the bigger the pot the more fragile and therefore the more likely to crack sooner rather than later. And I recently bought nickel-free stainless steel. After that, you remove the clay pot and season it with oil. 4.8 … Pity, because for cooking it was great and a very inert substance to use but I can’t go through the danger of these glass fragments again. So that’s a bummer because I wanted to purchase some of their stuff. ~Irina, Hi, how about Cook on Clay, what do you think of that, do you have any info? All Hi! Reply. It’s been reported by interested watchdog organizations that Pryex blames consumers and refuses to accept most of the complaints saying that the consumers can’t proof that the glassware that exploded was in fact a Pyrex product since the glass shards aren’t readable to indicate the manufacturers name and most people don’t keep the boxes and receipts after a period of years. Hi Irina, England. It took some time to learn how to use the two handled pots we bought from Extrema (the things mentioned above plus having to switch to non-metal utensils) but we like them a lot and use them daily. Thank you for sharing this information with us. iam from kerala, india. Also, I felt tired. You might want to check Tamara Rubin website for independent XMF tests. I did find it a bit peculiar that she would not share the proprietary blend. Hi SP: thank you so much for sharing! I see this over and over again. Read more here: http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2008/08/pyrex.html, Interesting, I’ll definetly check out the Pyrex brand you mentioned and have also been almost sold on le cruesset products – until I read somewhere the company doesn’t use good quality cast iron anymore!? This is for all of those people, who are still afraid of clay pot cookery, because it is a comparatively new thing, it is a different way of cooking and so on and so forth. It is going to be the first time for me in 2.5 years. So, I bought her large clay cooking pot even though it was pretty expensive. We are plastic pot manufacturer from china, our products including garden pots, flower pot, plant port. The clay pot is covered when set to cook, creating an environment that allows the heat and moisture to circulate, basically steaming the food and resulting in an evenly cooked dish that is tender and juicy. Margo Garden Products 13-3/4 in. Yes, this is what the owner said that I might be, for the first time, getting good nutrition, which does not make any sense to me. Thanks for being such a great advocate! Stay tuned! it takes 3 – 7 days. I haven’t researched them. And lastly, I wanted to mention that Miriam has an affiliate program meaning that she pays commissions to people who recommend her products on the Internet. Wow, very interesting and informative discussion. Hi, Lisa: could you provide a link? Black Fiber Clay Wood Planters (2-Pack), Large: 18 in., Small: 15 in. It is so good to know. It’s a long shot, I know. if all says ok then only the pot is used for cooking. Can you please post about nickel free stainless steel. Any lab with certain equipment can evaluate things but such results don’t mean that they were done in certified processes to provide acceptable measurements that are down to proper unit tolerances. In other words, my body simply could not handle the extra nutrition. This is just my experience. I thought the food tasted great. We can all chip in a little. More and more people need to look at this and understand this side of the story. Hi Kayleigh: I think I have somebody local who might want to take it. Sue, I think that the key to using these types of pots is proper seasoning and slow heating. Something else that raises a concern to me is that anybody can create documents and make claims of authenticity and fakes can often be recognized by misuse of words and typos. … I understand it could be what sets her clay cookware apart, but it also makes it seem like there could be some answers to the reaction you had. ⚫ plastic pots (store in front of La Taza Cafe, Laon Laan St.) ⚫ clay pots (store in front of La Taza Cafe, Laon Laan St.) 8. Our customer from all over the world, our business including wholesale plastic pot… We have not noted any symptoms from cooking our food in these pans (as we did with the MEC pot), so that part is very good. One of the things that often trips up a fake is when the person creating it uses a misspelled word / term in theirs and other’s documents that are supposedly provided by another entity, especially one that is listed as a higher educational based entity. Some people tend to think that traditional ways are the best. (Not USA sadly). It’s so old fashioned of them to act elusive. The researchers found that arsenic, the focal point of the study, leached up to 10 times more from the unglazed earthenware. And after cooking in 12-24 hours since it cooked meat slow and I thought there was no harm in doing so, the stew tasted like nothing, so bland to me but my daughter said it had a strange funny taste. What is is NOT good at is anything liquid based. For Clay Avenue’s Mia Casal, pottery is a deeply personal journey. ~Irina. The larger ones are very heavy but I think I could make do with the smaller sauce pan. I hope she does her own research so she can answer your questions in the future. 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