Chinese clay pots can be used on the gas hob to make traditional Chinese clay pot dishes. Popular clay pot dishes include chicken with shiitake mushrooms and Chinese sausage, or rice with soy-marinated pork belly. The pots are made of earthenware clay with a glaze on the inside.
The Chinese clay pot retains its heat for a long period of time – ideal for keeping food warm throughout a lengthy meal.
Before first using a Chinese clay pot, soak it in warm water overnight and allow it to dry naturally. After each use wash the pot in soapy water, rinse and dry. These Chinese clay pots are not suitable for dishwashers. The clay pot can be heated on the hob but requires pre-soaking in water and a very gentle heat to avoid cracking.