After thorough research for the best design for pans, this one turned out to be the winner! These are the only 100% Non-reactive cooking pans that cook food deliciously and nutritiously with natural far-infrared heat. Experience cooking in the healthiest way possible. While MEC is considered the Safest Cookware for many reasons, one that stands out is its commitment to not use any additives or toxins what-so-ever in the making and finishing.
Both the lid w/ knob and the pot w/ handles are entirely thrown on a high spinning wheel (not pressed or poured). This makes each individual clay platelet interlock with each other making the finished product more durable and long-lasting.
Large size lets you cook for 4-7 people.
Terra-sigillata finish without the use of chemical glaze gives it a unique, soft sheen.
Hand burnished on the inside making it naturally non-stick.
Made from natural clay, handles stay cool and can go from stove-top/oven to serving table.
What is the purpose of the differently shaped lids? Why does the pan have a cone-shaped lid?
The reason the pan’s lid is more cone shaped is the pan has shorter walls and is shallow (compared to the pot), and the slightly “taller” cone-shaped lid helps to condense steam naturally. The pots have a regular shaped lid because of their taller walls, they do not require their lid to be “higher” to do the same thing – condense steam.
NO Additives, Extenders, Dyes, Plasticizers or chemicals used. No glaze used so no toxins there as well.
The Safest Cookware — Tested & Trusted Through Ages
The composition of clay (pure without any additives) & the unglazed, hand-burnished finish makes it similar to the authentic tagines first made before glazed ceramics, while the design and functionality give it a modern twist! “The safest cookware” — according to customers from around the world.
“In 2005 I was diagnosed with eight heavy metals in toxic ranges and mold. Scaring me I played ostrich (head in sand) so didn't address it until January 2011. When finally I did, my immune system was so severely undermined that in 2012 some of my organs were shutting down. Living with pain, insomnia, no temperature control, and serious, deep distress, I eventually asked my doctor if I was dying. Gratefully not and I've been committed to my physical healing ever since. Research led me to information that pots and pans can leach cadmium, nickel, lead, arsenic, and a not so bioavailable iron. I buy organic, grass-fed, free-range, pastured (not pasteurized) food, so the last thing I want is to add to my toxic overload when cooking my healthy food. Finding Miriam's Earthen Cookware(*) I began to switch over to their Pure Clay cookware... slowly at first. There’s a learning curve when going from stainless steel, cast iron, Corning Ware and glass to cooking in clay. I had to slow down, be more mindful, attentive to different details like the fact that clay pots can crack and break if banged, dropped or subjected to sudden big temperature changes (IE. cold fridge to hot stove). I learned to start cooking on low heat, giving it 5ish minutes then turning the heat up to medium (no higher… not necessary). I treat my MEC(*) more carefully and respectfully, which focuses me on being more present with what I'm doing. Plus bonus, cooking is becoming a calming ritual of peaceful food prep. Food also tastes better cooked in Pure, Natural, Mineral-Rich, Unglazed Clay. And I feel safer knowing MEC(*) is Certified & Guaranteed to have NO Lead, Cadmium, Heavy Metals, Glaze or Toxins of any kind. Thank you Miriam and family for being a company committed to providing a most integral product line for those of us who need the purest, safest and healthiest cookware. I appreciate your generous, caring customer service, your willingness to receive requests to fill specific needs (IE. garlic roaster and bread baker) plus your follow through on designing & handcrafting new products (IE. bowls and mugs). It’s truly a pleasure and a blessing doing business with you. To your continued and growing success for the health of us all! Gratitude, LoreLoreina Acevedo (*)Miriam’s Earthen Cookware… MEC”
“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,”
Our Mission, our promise is to provide to the consumer, a 100% healthy & eco-friendly option for cookware, bakeware and kitchenware made WITHOUT metals, chemicals, additives or contaminants. Using only 100% tested, nutrient-rich, all-natural primary clay, we make a unique product line that is fully non-toxic, modern in design, versatile in use and with the best quality and finish -- made right here in the USA!