Please note 90% of cracks can be fixed, and the pots used again for cooking, here’s how. But in case your’s did not heal, here are other things you can use it for:
For storing Fruits & Veggies: It can be used to store fresh fruits and vegetables in the fridge. Produce lasts longer and remain fresh because the inert pot prevents depletion of nutrients caused by EMF radiation (Electro-magnetic field radiation). It can also be used as an organic sprouter: Your beans/lentils will thrive in the breathable, nutrient rich pot and sprout more fully than in other vessels. To use as a sprouter: soak your beans/lentils in a glass bowl for 12 hours, drain the water and put the beans in your MEC pure-clay pot. Close the lid and put the pot in the oven. Your beans will sprout in these pots with just the heat from cooking on the stove top. In the winter, if need be, leave the oven light on to give some additional heat. Your beans/lentils will sprout in 24 hours. Most other sprouters are made out of plastic, take 5-7 days to sprout and need repeated water changing or adding water constantly.
A natural refrigerator: Going camping? Or living off the grid & need a place to store fresh food for a few days? Your damaged pot can make a great natural refrigerator. Just wet the whole pot under running water for 2 minutes, drip dry and place the foods you need refrigerated: milk, fruits, vegetables, bread, etc. can be all stored in the pot and then dip the lid also in water and close the pot. The pot & lid will let the water evaporate very slowly keeping the food inside cool and safe. How long food can stay without going bad depends on the weather and your location, so date it 1st by storing small quantities.
As a herb/vegetable planter: These 100% non-toxic pots make great planters in your kitchen or outside for all your herbs or small vegetable plants. Plant and see your vegetation thrive in them. If fully damaged, they can be composted-they are 100% bio-degradable and compostable. The nutrient rich all-natural clay enriches the soil where it’s disposed.