Miriam’s Earthen Cookware: Features & Benefits

MADE PURE & NON-TOXIC — NO Lead, Cadmium, Arsenic, or any other  contaminants or additives – it is 100% inert.

Regardless of the passing fads, all metals are innately reactive, even the most expensive kind like titanium.  Food is a biochemical entity that consists of oxygen, hydrogen, halogens, acids, and bases. In the presence of heat, the metals react with these nutrients in food and the metal ions assimilate with food. Over time, the accumulation of such metal ions in your organs and tissues is the foundation for many illnesses and a weakening of the immune system. Ceramics, glazes, and enamels (made with many chemicals, oxides, and metal oxides) are no exception, either. The only raw material that keeps your food pure is all-natural primary clay with no additives — the purest form of natural clay. MEC clay cookware is made using this kind of clay and without any additives what-so-ever!

DESIGNED TO COOK WITH FAR-INFRARED HEAT:  Gentle yet powerful heat that does not damage food’s nutrients and cooks in about the same time or less! 

While cooking food, a variety of delicate elements (vitamins, minerals, protein molecules, carbohydrates, fats) go through a phenomenal change. These nutrients are transformed with heat from raw to cooked, and the type of heat determines the result. Harsh, near-infrared heat from the walls of metals and man-made materials like ceramic/enameled/glazed pots destroy a lot of these nutrients. If you touch a metal/ceramic pot 5-10 minutes into cooking, it can burn your fingers. Food also contains tissue matter and is prone to damage with that kind of heat! Contrary to conventional cookware, MEC, being made & finished with 100% primary clay, cooks with gentle far-infrared heat: the heat emitting from the walls penetrates deep without destroying these important nutrients. Not only are nutrients preserved, but your meals need lower heat to cook in about the same amount of time, or less on gas stoves — compared to other pots!

UNIQUELY DESIGNED TO RETAIN STEAM INSIDE: Preserving the essential water-soluble nutrients.

Ever wondered about the significance of the steam leaving the pot? Most of the steam generated in food is water-soluble nutrients. Water soluble nutrients are important vitamins and minerals that are dissolved in water, quickly used in the body, and need to be replenished every day – the body does not store them. Out of the 13 essential vitamins and minerals, 9 are water-soluble! With conventional cookware, as steam leaves the pot, you are losing water-soluble nutrients!

At MEC, we have studied this problem and designed pots and lids that can innately retain steam. The pot and lid feature an ergonomic design formed by packing clay in a concentric pattern, and the lid is designed to stay cooler than the pot, and with two steam condensing barriers. This allows for the rising steam to condense, and drop back into the food.

With the raw material being pure and with the product being handmade, the lids may not always have a machine cut snug fit; instead, these key design features uniquely help manage steam better than any other cookware, even with their machine cut fit. MEC’s excellent steam management properties are explained here.

DESIGNED TO COOK FOOD IN THE PRESENCE OXYGEN: A unique property of MEC is its “breathability”.

MEC is uniquely designed and made to allow the walls of the pot to draw in air from the outside while cooking. As temperature goes up inside the pot, the higher pressure allow the specially designed semi-porous walls to draw in air as needed, allowing food to cook in the presence of oxygen.  This feature allows the food to remain fresh, delicious and nutritionally dense! This is a stark contrast to food cooked in an airless/lifeless environment in regular cookware.

THE FOOD TASTES MUCH BETTER: “Exceptional Taste” Customers Say.

“You have to try it to experience it!” say our customers.

When we say the food tastes better, we are not just talking about the general taste of food, because taste can sometimes be altered by adding more seasoning or spices. We are talking about every part of the food has more flavor: every grain, every bite of vegetable or meat, every bean or lentil. Every aspect of the food has a fresh, juicy, wholesome, and flavorful taste. You can read Miriam’s Earthen Cookware’s reviews here.

UNIQUELY DESIGNED FOR MANY TYPES OF COOKING, BOTH ON THE STOVE & OVEN: Use as Dutch Oven, Steamer, Rice & Grains Cooker, Yogurt Maker, Roasting, Baking & So Much More… For the Stove-top (gas/electric/glass cook-top & induction), Oven, Wood fired Stove, etc.

All the different types of cookware in the market today evolved in an effort to imitate the way food cooked in clay. For example, the pressure cooker was invented to keep steam inside and cook with steam pressure, a Dutch oven for cooking food for long hours without burning. At MEC we have re-invented clay pots and pans that give you all the features of conventional cookware without clogging your kitchen. Use them to cook any recipe, from the Californian cioppino to the Japanese Oden and beyond, in the healthiest way!

COOKING IS EASIER & STRESS-FREE. CLEANING IS MUCH EASIER: Naturally Non-Stick, no need for “babysitting” the pot.

The MEC Difference: , steam is naturally condensed!

Food cooks uniformly in MEC because heat spreads out evenly along the lines of the pot’s concentric circles. Steam is naturally condensed, keeping moisture inside, and all food cooks on low to medium heat. When nature is used in the right way, it works best for our convenience. Customers say cooking with MEC is easy and stress-free. These pots start cooking slowly but pick up speed and complete cooking in just about the same time, compared to metals that rapidly heat and easily burn food or need to be constantly stirred to prevent it.
MEC is finished in a special way to harness the naturally non-stick nature of the raw material. By following some simple instructions for use, the pots become fully non-stick within the first 2-3 uses, therefore making the pots and pans easier to clean!

DESIGNED TO STAY WARM 4X LONGER: Reducing the need for heating & re-heating often.

Have you cooked in a pot and come back in a few hours to serve yourself just to find out the food is cold already? Disappointing isn’t it? Not anymore! With MEC you can come back in one hour or even five and your food is still warm and ready to eat!

SAVE MONEY, TIME AND & ENJOY PEACE OF MIND: Well Priced, price match guarantee & comes with an excellent warranty.

While expensive metal cookware that leach heavy metals and toxins sell in the thousands, these 100% healthy pots cost way less –because our mission is not to make high profits, but to serve people and the planet because that is real & lasting “profit”.

All food cooks in about just the same time as conventional cookware, give or take 5-10 minutes and think about the health value of your food, it surpasses even your most expensive copper or titanium pot!  Slow cooker meals that take 12-18 hours can be fully cooked in 3 hours or less, without any nutritional compromise!

MEC is backed by a strong & reliable warranty.


What started off as one woman’s personal quest for the healthiest and safest way 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 professional potters. They are made in Dedham, Massachusetts, USA.  A fully functional work of art, adding much beauty & natural décor to your kitchens!


Healthy for you AND the planet! From harvesting the clay to the different processes of hand making it, to the firing, packaging, and shipping, MEC’s pots and pans are one of the only ones made with no toxic impact on the environment. Once they are with you, they are “green” all the way till the end of their life (which could be several decades long). Read how it is the  “greenest” cookware being made and is also “green” in functionality.


We know clay cooking is rather new to some, and we want you to eat healthy and promise to be there if you need us along the way as you discover this fascinating method of cooking. Contact us any time & we will get back to you as soon as possible!