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How to clean a clay cooker or claypot

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Claypot Cleaning and Storage

Do not use soap or detergent to clean your clay cooker. The soap will soak into the pores of the clay and then leach into your food the next time you use it. Use scalding hot water and a stiff brush to clean the pot. Salt may be used as a cleanser with a scrub sponge.

For stubborn stains, use a very coarse unsoaped stainless steel pad, or let the cooker soak overnight filled with water and 1 to 4 tablespoons of baking soda. A baking soda soak will also help remove odors and freshen the cooker after cooking pungent foods.

Store your claypot with the lid inverted, nestled inside the bottom with a paper towel in between so it can breathe. Make sure it is completely dry before you put it away.

During periods of long storage, mold may form. To remove any mold, apply a paste of equal parts of baking soda and water. Leave it on at least 30 minutes, then brush, rinse well, and let it thoroughly dry, preferably in bright sunlight.

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