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#1 cambriapottery

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 10:41 PM

In general is it unsafe to use unglazed stoneware for food?

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 10:47 PM

In general is it unsafe to use unglazed stoneware for food?


No.

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#3 JBaymore

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:32 AM

What he said.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:02 AM

Little confused by the syntax . . . unsafe to use unglazed or safe to use unglazed? What kind of food -- dry (breads, etc) or liquid (soups, sauces, etc)?

There have been a few posts lately about using unglazed for food . . . the thought of a knife or spoon scraping across an unglazed surface is giving me flashbacks school days and fingernails skreeching across the blackboard.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 02:56 PM

Little confused by the syntax . . . unsafe to use unglazed or safe to use unglazed? What kind of food -- dry (breads, etc) or liquid (soups, sauces, etc)?

There have been a few posts lately about using unglazed for food . . . the thought of a knife or spoon scraping across an unglazed surface is giving me flashbacks school days and fingernails skreeching across the blackboard.


*laughs* Oh, man! You just made my skin crawl... O_o

I use unglazed ^6 clay, fired to ^6, for salt piggies. Seems to work pretty well. I also use the same clay only fired to ^06 (more absorbent that way) for sugar keepers - also works well. So while they're not in contact with liquids, they're also not being used with utensils.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 03:12 PM

Not everyone uses metal eating implements, nor does everyone use forks, spoons, and knives.

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#7 koreyej

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:16 PM

Funny question. Isn't that what Pampered Chef's ware is? Personally, I like my ware glazed. However, they offer a lot of ovenware that is not glazed and sell it as food safe. Maybe worthy of some investigation?

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