FAQ - Cazuelas Care and Maintenance

Find quick answers to your questions below - if you need additional assistance, please contact us.

Do cazuelas need to be seasoned before the first use?

Yes, if you're going to cook in our glazed ceramic cookware (as opposed to simply using it as a serving vessel), you need to soak it in water for at least 30 minutes, but ideally several hours or more. This will strengthen the clay so it won't crack once it's heated.

Can cazuelas be used on the stovetop?

Yes, they can, as long as you've seasoned them properly to strengthen the clay. A few more tips: increase the heat gradually under the cazuela rather than immediately setting it over high heat. While the ceramic can withstand very high and low temperatures, it doesn't accept abrupt changes in temperature. Slow and steady heat changes are best. Don't pour cold liquid into a hot cazuela, for example. It's also not advisable to heat an empty cazuela.

Do any of your ceramic cookware or serving vessels contain lead?

No. All our ceramic kitchenware is verified lead-free and food-safe.

Can cazuelas be put in the dishwasher?

Yes, they are safe for the dishwasher, as long as they are well-situated so they don't jiggle around and hit other items, which could case breakage. We recommend hand washing them with hot soapy water.