The Pot Has A General Smell Of Food, Should I Be Concerned?

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It is typical for the pot to acquire a general smell of food. It is not an obvious smell and should not be of a concern.  Because it is an unglazed porous pot it takes in some of the fragrances from the food but this does not cause any mixing of flavors while cooking other dishes in anyway.

If the smell is bothersome, please do the following to eliminate it:

Fill the pot ¼ way up with water, add 1 cinnamon stick and steam for 10-15 minutes till you see steam build-up inside. Open the lid partially to let some of it out. Let it cook this way for an additional 10-15 minutes. Turn stove off. Wait for it to cool down just a little bit and pour water out while it’s still hot/warm. Wipe pot and lid with a cotton cloth and set it aside to dry.

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