What is ROMERTOPF
ROMERTOPF is from a German company which means ‘Roman Pot’. This pot is made from natural clay. It’s very good for home-baked bread or roasting your chicken! It also creates a clear, pure, flavorful broth all on its own and will make you feel you are cooking and tasting the real Roman cuisine at your home!
Uniquely well-suited to roasts and braises of virtually any meat, fish, fruit and vegetable
There are a rare few instances in cooking where the better way is actually the easier way. And for all the cookware we have used, very few actually drive the results to the ideal all on their own. However, Romertopf pots do. Because only an unglazed clay pot that has been pre soaked in water has the ability to envelop foods in a tenderizing steam bath that will leave foods juicy, flavorful and perfectly primed to take on a richly caramelized exterior.
History of ROMERTOPF
The German company Romertopf (literally “Roman pot”) based their simple but modern clay cookware on millenia-old designs used by the Romans and likely, the Etruscans before them. The 2-piece oblong pots are shaped from all-natural clay which is sourced from Ransbach-Baumbach, a region in Germany that’s known for superior clay. The company began manufacturing and selling clay pots in Europe in 1967 but did not arrive in the US until 1974. Fueled by print media buzz about the “new and unusual-looking” German cookware, Romertopf made a fair splash in the U.S. cookware market, despite it’s less-than-sleek appearance. But through the years, clay pot cooking has settled into a fringe or niche presence, with (at best) a consistent U.S. market and small, loyal customer base.
How to Use
- Microwavable and oven safe—not for stovetop use.
- Do not place in a preheated oven; place the baker with food in cold oven and heat together.
- Avoid rapid changes in temperature, which may cause cracking.
How to take care
- Dishwasher safe.
- If needed, clean with baking soda or salt—do not use soap.
- Store in a dry, well-ventilated place.
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