Do MEC pots break easily? How fragile are they compared to ceramics?
MEC pots are more stronger than ceramic ware and do not break as easily as ceramic vessels do, as their structure is more dense and walls are thicker. Also, they are made by pressing down clay firmly on a high spinning wheel in the presence of water so the clay body is packed more tightly and can get stronger with use. Ceramics have a lot of additives that make them weaker and more prone to breakage, with MEC there is nothing added to weaken the clay. Over the years, and among the few thousand pots we’ve sold, only a handful were reported broken at customers homes/kitchens.