Chilean Bean Pot – Soup/Stew Pot, 4 qt.


Made in Chile

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One of the most important characteristics of Chilean cuisine is its cooking in terra cotta unglazed clay pots from Pomaire. Pomaire is a village of 10,000 or so, some 35 miles SE of Santiago, Chile.

This classic olla (pot) holds heat wonderfully and imparts a special flavor to food, and can be used in the oven or directly over a flame. Dishes such as Paila Marina (seafood stew) or your favorite beans are almost unimaginable in anything else.

Unglazed Terra Cotta. Serves 4-6.

Opening 9″ x 7″ H (23 cm x 18 cm). Because these pots are handmade, the actual dimensions may vary.

Additional information

Weight 12 lbs
Dimensions 14 × 11 × 10.5 in

Features & Benefits

  • Its round shape and small opening are ideal for beans – designed to help keep the liquid in the pot where it belongs.
  • La Chamba pots are molded by hand, fired, then burnished with river rocks to obtain the smooth, black surface.
  • Easy to clean, unglazed, natural surface.
  • Lead and cadmium free.

Use & Care

  • Stovetop, oven and microwave safe. For gas cooktops, may use diffuser or lowest heat setting. For electric cooktops, please use only with a diffuser.
  • Smooth, hand burnished surface provides ease of cleaning. For difficult areas to clean, first soak for a few minutes in water, then scrub with a soft abrasive pad. Do not use metallic scouring pads.
  • Dishwasher safe, but we recommend hand washing to give the best care to your earthenware. See our section Clay Cooking 101 for detailed explanations and effects of soaps and detergents on earthenware.
  • Earthenware does not like extreme temperature changes. For example, do not take a pot cold from the refrigerator and place it directly on a stovetop or in a hot oven; it may crack.
  • Before first use, please season. A complete explanation of this procedure is explained in detail in Clay Cooking 101.
  • Periodically rub inside cooking surface with olive oil to help maintain smooth, unblemished surface.