Yes, we recommend immersing the cazuela in water for 8 hours. This is an optional step but helps its heat resistance.
Can cazuelas be used in the oven?
Yes, they are safe in the oven up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
While the ceramic can withstand very high and low temperatures, it doesn't accept abrupt or rapid changes in temperature. For this reason, we do not recommend using them on the stovetop as the direct heat of a burner can occasionally cause them to crack. 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.
No. All our ceramic kitchenware is verified lead-free and food-safe.
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.