What is Clay Pot Cooking?

Clay pot cooking is a cooking method that is as new as tomorrow and as old as time itself. Unlike cooking in metal or ceramic cookware, it’s unique in that this inert and mineral rich composition of nature cooks and bakes your food without any additives in the form of metal ions, toxins or glazes that can leach into your food.

Here are some of the features and benefits of cooking food in MEC’s 100% natural, pure-clay cooking pots & pans:

It’s Pure, Has No Additives, No Glazes.

There are no additives, plasticizers, feldspar, extenders, dyes, talc, petalite or anything else added to our clay. It’s unglazed so no contaminants there either. Contains nutrients such as Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorous…& other micro-nutrients.  Tested and guaranteed to be LEAD, CADMIUM, Metal & Toxins FREE.  It’s so pure you can eat it.  And our promise is to keep it this way. 

BENEFIT TO YOU: 100% Non-Toxic & Healthy Cookware.

100% Inert / Non-Reactive.

Nothing from the pot reacts or leach into your food.  Metals on the other hand are highly reactive — they react & leach into food and can be very harmful in your body.

BENEFIT TO YOU:  Enjoy the goodness of pure food without metals & chemicals (glazes, enamel) leaching into your food.

Steam Locker Lids.

Steam is locked inside more than in any other kind of cookware… The double lock design, with the inner dome and outer shell locks the rising steam and sends it right back to your food,  giving you maximum nutrients. Did you know 9 out of 13 essential vitamins and minerals are water soluble and are lost in the form of steam with conventional cookware?

BENEFIT TO YOU: No need for synthetic and so called ‘natural’ supplements–get all the goodness directly from real food that has all its nutrients intact.

Far-Infrared & Even Heat.

Lets seasoning and spices penetrate much deeper into food without damaging the surface and reduces the need to use a lot of salt or seasoning.

BENEFIT TO YOU:  Lentils, beans, meats ,vegetables & all kinds of grains cook perfectly without much baby-sitting.  Surface remains intact, inside it’s cooked to a moist, juicy yet firm consistency.

Multi-Cooking Pots & Pans.

Unique multi-functional design is ideal for several types of cooking both in the oven and stove top. They can also be used on wood fired stoves, inside slow-cookers, solar ovens and for outdoor cooking as well.

BENEFIT TO YOU:  Its a Dutch Oven, Slow Cooker, Rice pot, Yogurt maker and much more. Save money and space in your kitchen by buying these multi-functional pots and pans.

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More Features and Benefits:

Terra-sigillata Finish

The natural Terra-sigillata finish calls for each piece to be individually hand burnished (with the same pure clay). Gives a beautiful sheen & also makes it naturally non-stick — easy to clean. In this process the clay platelets get interlocked and prevent flavors from seeping in and transferring to other dishes.

BENEFIT TO YOU: No mixing of flavors, you get what you cook.  Special finish makes it easy to clean.  

Professionally Handcrafted in the USA

What started off as one woman’s personal quest for the healthiest and safest means to cook food for her family, is now Miriams Earthen Cookware (read our story)!  Each piece is unique in that they are individually hand crafted by skilled professional potters. They’re made in Massachusetts, USA.

BENEFIT TO YOU: A fully functional work of art, adding much beauty and natural decor to your kitchens!

Easy-grip, Accident-Free Handles

The handles run throughout the rim making it accessible from all sides. Chip resistant design makes it more durable and long lasting.  The handles are set all the way to the top for yet another reason: so that they can stay cool for the longest period of time.  

BENEFIT TO YOU: Don’t ever burn your fingers again, outside walls & handles don’t get hot even after 30-45 minutes of cooking, all the heat is conserved inside the pot.

Energy Saving:

There’s much more to the seemingly simple & elegant design.   The entire pot & lid are made in sequential concentric circles and finished so that the bottom can take heat faster & spread evenly, the sides in down ward spirals so heat can be conserved and sent to the food, not upwards. The raw material, pure-clay can hold almost all the heat given to it and keeps food warm for several hours making it the “most energy efficient pot”  in our modern day kitchens.

BENEFIT TO YOU: All foods cook on medium heat, using 1/2 the energy and taking the same time.  Save on energy bills, cook and live efficiently.

Well Priced

While even other ceramic and glazed cookware, made in USA sells for $200+, Our pure, 100% natural clay, unglazed pots come at a very affordable price!!  Find another American pot like ours selling for less, let us know and we’ll beat the price by 10% 

​Exceptional Customer Care

We know clay cooking is rather new to many, but we want you to eat healthy and we promise to be there if you need us along the way as you discover this fascinating method of cooking with nature. Contact us and we’ll try to get back to you right away!

Choose from one of our exquisitely designed, Pure Clay, Multi-Cooking Pots or choose the set of 3 and save $18.00.  

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What They're Saying:

"Hi Miriam,
Thanks a lot for bringing back clay cookware. The whole world is suffering from diseases as cookware contaminates the food..."

Hari, London, UK

I am so happy and thankful to have been introduced to your clay pots by a friend. I was a little apprehensive because this was my first time cooking in clay pots. I must tell you, i have never had food cooked so rich and delicious and moist before.
Your website is so helpful and so informative - it gave me the confidence to start cooking in my clay pots.
I have had the pots for a little over 2 months now. I have cooked rice, lentils, vegetables, chicken, and made yogurt in my pot. I had my doubts about the lentils cooking as soft as they cook in my pressure cooker, but the lentils cook a whole lot better in the clay pot - they are deliciously soft and yet remain whole, never become a mushy paste. My whole family has noticed the difference in flavor of the food since i have started cooking in my clay pots, and they all love it. I am going to cook our turkey in the oven in the clay pot tomorrow. :)

Thank you. Our very Best Wishes to you..."
Tanushree Rajan, TX, USA

"This is the best cookware I've had in a long time. I am using less oil & water with my pot, but the food tastes so rich and delicious! I love the design too… Thanks so much!"
Cantilia Justin, Stoughton, MA

"Although I know clay is inert and non-toxic, I did the test to check for toxicity anyway - it passed by 200%. I am so happy to finally cook with non-toxic cookware!! You can't imagine how much that means to me and my family. The food tastes exceptional."
Al Kargbo, Boston, MA

"Dear Miriam,
I just finished cooking with your pot for the first time. It was fantastic. I am not someone who is good in the kitchen, but your directions are very clear, and the process felt very natural. I will definitely be buying more pots for myself, to cook a few things at the same time, and to keep one at another place I stay (so I don't have to pack the pot back-and-forth). This is the only pot I will cook with from now on.
Thank you :-)"

Lara Sragow, New York City, NY

Secondly, I thought you would like to know, I LOVE THEM! I cured them by cooking porridge, and letting it sit for over a day. The clay and the rice soaks up the broth, creating this wonderful aroma which brings back memories of the days when my grandmother used to cook with her clay pots over a charcoal stove outside her house. The wonderful memories of curry stewing and rice cooking. I don't know how to Thank You enough!
Keep making these wonderful pots! I will be back for more pretty soon. I am planning to dedicate 1 pot to 1 type of cooking to allow the clay to soak in the spices of the food and creates its own personality."

Yeeping Greeno, Enon, OH

"Hello Miriam ...I love, love, love cooking in my 3 clay pots. Brown rice cooking is so much more tasty and enjoyable. Everything taste so much better. My husband who was not a fan of quinoa and brown rice is now enjoying them to the point where he commented, "this is the best rice and peas I have ever tasted" Wow! that's a lot coming from my husband who told me that he prefers white basmati rice to brown basmati. Well, with the clay pots, my husband now has no issues with brown basmati rice or quinoa."

Thanks so much for these wonderful clay pots. All I use now for cooking is clay or stone pots and I love it! Makes my food taste and look gourmet every time.

God bless you richly,
Annette Williams, Toronto Ontario, CAN

"I recently came from India and was very sick since my stroke in 2011. My daughter got me the set of 3 MEC pure clay pots and we've been cooking in them ever since. There is so much difference in the way I feel. My therapist and my doctors cannot believe there is so much improvement in the way my body is functioning, my muscles are much stronger and more receptive to exercises and flexing, all my joint pain is gone… my energy levels are clearly higher. I am used to eating the same healthy food I eat now; the only difference is now I cook it in pure clay.
I've made more progress in these short six months than in the past 2 years.
I really think the lack of metals in the food and the fact that I am getting all the nutrients from the cooked food versus just half or less in metals is making all the difference in my recovery. It’s amazing how powerful nature really is! I can’t thank you enough for making these beautiful and extremely useful pots. Waiting to get my hands on the pans now…"
May God bless you,

Roshini Vijay, BELTON, SC

Oct 16, 2013
"I just received my package. All my pots came intact – very well packed. I was afraid how they’d make it considering the distance (all the way to Australia)…
And they look BEAUTIFUL! I don’t know who’s making terra-sigillata anymore. With the introduction of chemical glaze no one takes the time to finish in this natural method, but it makes the pots so much easier to use. It’s funny how people don’t realize how hard it is to clean food off of glazed utensils. It’s so easy when finished in this way; in fact it’s very hard for food to stick in the 1st place. I made a chickpeas with spinach recipe, it came out fantastic…

Bob Gossman, Melbourne, AUS

July 09, 2013

"I've been cooking in your pots for a year now and I haven’t burned my fingers, hands! Thank God.

You don’t know what a big deal this is to me… I had a painful burn to show almost every 15-20 days when I was cooking with metals (busy mom, sometimes have to cook with crying kids in the background). But not anymore, this is a big factor you know and you should advertise it too… especially with busy people like us.

The food is fully cooked before the pot’s handles can even get real hot. And I love the design!! The food tastes great and to know that am not feeding my kids metals is great relief!

Thank you, thanks very much!"

My Best to you,
Adela Leroy, MCKINNEY TX


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100% Healthy

MEC pots lock almost all the steam generated while cooking-Food cooks in its own juices and liquids requiring less additives and causing less dilution.  No Metals in the clay so there is no leaching of toxic metals. Evenly and beautiful cooked food with the far-infrared heat is possible only with this type of clay cookware.

100% Green

These pots can be returned to nature just the same way they were taken from it they bio-degrade 100%.  No left over toxins released into the atmosphere.  They are energy efficient in that all food cooks beautifully at medium heat, drastically cutting down your energy costs for cooking.

100% Non-Toxic

MEC Clay Cooking Pots are Nature at its best! There are no additives, plasticizers, extenders, petalite (ore of lithium) or dyes.  They are unglazed too. Our clay is also tested to ensure it has no lead or cadmium. It can’t get any better than that! They are pure nature crafted by hands with love…

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