Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Soapstone cookware.

This is definitely an un-economical blog post, only made possible because we did not have to purchase the subject-matter ourselves.  For many years, possibly since the invention of Teflon, I have been exposing myself to those chemicals.  Now that I think of it, I could have used normal cookware this whole time and just used butter.  That would have been smart.  Instead, I've been using non-stick cookware this entire time and exposing myself to many potential health concerns.  Well, not anymore!

At the Sustainable Living Expo, Tim and I had the good fortune of stopping by a booth and speaking with a lovely lady named Constanza.  She sells Rosetta Stone cookware, which is traditional cookware from Brazil, made sustainably from soapstone and copper.  It retains heat remarkably well, is non-stick once cured, and even good for grilling!

We're in the process of curing the cookware right now as I am typing this.  It is certainly more of a process than the usual "take out of box and put on stove" that you would get from a normal Teflon pan. It is absolutely worth the effort!

When it arrives, it looks like this:

First, we washed all of the pots and pans just with water, and allowed them to dry.  We then oiled the entire pot (we used olive oil), then put them in the oven at 200 degrees for twenty minutes.
We then repeat this process one more time and allow the cookware to cool.  Then, we bring water to a boil in them.  Once this is complete, we wash them with gentle, environmentally friendly soap (it actually says that in the paperwork that comes with them!), put a little oil on the inside, and they are ready to go for the rest of their lives!
Such beautiful cookware!  A big thank you to Tim's parents!

1 comment:

  1. i seen all type of cook wares .. it is so nice.. and look like so expensive..

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