Soapstone cookware offers several benefits that make it a favorite among cooks. It heats food integrally—not just through the bottom of the pan —and stays hot for longer once heated, keeping food warm and saving energy. It’s also natural (no harmful substances are released into food) and non-stick (less or no oil is needed), providing a healthy alternative to Teflon. Lastly, soapstone naturally repels humidity, which is helpful for salt and spice storage. Soapstone kitchenware are durable objects that keep their features and properties over time. Traditionally used by master chefs, these elegant and useful cooking tools are a must-have for every gourmet home cook.
Before you start cooking, soapstone cookware must be properly prepared. This treatment is carried out only in the beginning and does not need to be repeated. It basically consists of oiling the pan on the outside and inside and heating it for a couple of hours. This will temper the stone and condition it for its first use on the flame, while coating its surface. Once the treatment has been completed, the stone will change its hue from grey to charcoal black, still showing the natural streaked patterns of the stone.
Established in 1991, Cookstone is an industrial artisan company that focuses on quality and creativity rather than mass production. Besides perfecting the classic copper handles line, Cookstone reinvented tradition by applying new technical solutions. The patented system for fixing any industrially-made handle directly to the stone without piercing it enables us to create and manufacture exclusive designs. All soapstone kitchenware is eco-friendly and helps preserve the environment since the raw material is completely recycled. We buy from mining companies the remnants of block-cutting, selecting the best cuts right in the quarry. In this way we don’t produce environmental waste. Our cookware is ideal for health food also: scientifically known as steatite, soapstone is a totally natural material which doesn’t release any residual substance in the food. By cooking it slowly and integrally, soapstone allows food to retain all its organic properties, while enhancing its taste and texture.
The beautifully designed Bakelite Handle Soapstone Covered Pot features Bakelite stay-cool handles and is made of intensely heat-retaining soapstone which naturally enhances the flavor of cooked foods and keeps your dinner warm all throughout the evening. If used with the lid on, the Bakelite Handle Soapstone Covered Pot works as a Dutch oven.
• Non-stick property makes washing easy, either by hand or in dishwasher.
• Once the right temperature is reached, just a low flame is needed to keep it constant.
• Made entirely of recycled materials.
• Every piece is individually handmade so no two pieces are exactly alike.
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