Review for Cazuela de Barro sin Plomo - Lead Free Clay Casserole
February 23, 2011
This is a beautiful piece. When I don't use it for cooking, I set it out as a decorative item. I made a budin in the cazuela and it cooked beautifully. The food was evenly cooked and came out of the over very hot. Clean up was very easy. Warm, soapy water removed all of the traces of the cooked meal. I cured it a little differently. A chef recommended that I soak the cazuela overnight in a solution of 1 part vinegar to 2 parts water. The next morning, I dried it, coated it lightly with oil, and set it in a cold oven. I turned the oven to 350F and left the cazuela in there until the oil began to smoke (about 30-40 minutes). I removed the cazuela, let it cool, and it worked wonderfully. I was told that process would allow for easier temperature transition on stove top and in the oven. I would definitely recommend this item.