Williams-Sonoma La Chamba Colombian Clay Round Casserole Dish
Hand made in the La Chamba tradition that dates back more than 700 years, this ceramic pot is designed to withstand direct contact with heat, great for use on stovetops, especially open flame cooktops.
- This covered dish is perfect for slow-cooking casseroles and stews in the oven or it can be used on the stovetop for soup and rice dishes.
- Made completely by hand in the village of La Chamba, Colombia, long famous for its pottery.
- Only natural, locally mined clays are used.
- Colombian artisans burnish the clay with agate pebbles prior to firing to give each piece its unique look.
- The black satin finish and distinct organic shape of this dish makes it excellent for oven-to-table presentation.
- Natural glaze won't react with foods and is completely food safe.
- Clay retains heat well for keeping the dish warm at the table.
Overall Product Rating
barefootbess - Review from Williams-Sonoma
M Favorite Cooking VesselAfter reading so many positive reviews, I order my La Chamba casserole dish and seasoned it according to instructions. The next day I tested it on my gas range by preparing my favorite dahl recipe with red lentils. I'll admit, I held my breath as I turned up the gas burner to bring the lentils to a boil. La Chamba performed perfectly. When the soup was done, I served it from the vessel and the clean up was easy. This cooking vessel sits on my range top waiting to be utilized again. It's so attractive, It will not be stored under a cabinet. I find myself searching for more recipes that can be prepared in La Chamba.
DonnaEC - Review from Williams-Sonoma
La Chamba Colombian Clay CasseroleI have been using La Chamba cookware for more than 15 years and "LOVE IT"! It not only is perfect for every occasion, "I use it DAILY"!!! It always gets compliments on it's functions AND appearance.
Miffy - Review from Williams-Sonoma
What a beauty!This cookware was on my wish list for a long time. I think it's a piece of artwork just by itself on the counter top. My husband thought that I'm using this just for decoration.I fill the pot 3/4 full of water and leave on gas stovetop, It took too long to get liquid to the boiling point (about 40 mins). However, it kept warm pretty well after turn off gas.I would recommend it to my friends and give it 5 stars if it has better heat conduction.By the way, it shows burn mark on outside of bottom part after 2 usage (see pic.)
SkySilk - Review from Williams-Sonoma
A Hand-Made OriginalI knew I had to have this clay pot the moment I saw it on display at Williams-Sonoma Honolulu. Each pot is hand-made, so each is unique. The first entree I made in it was a pork roast using David Chang's Momofuku clay pot sauce. It was delicious. Having more confidence, I tried Emeril Lagasse's Honey Lemon Chicken recipe for clay pot cooking. When I lifted the lid at the end of the cook time, I was so impressed. It was beautiful. Oven to tabletop...no problem. The contrast of the golden-colored chicken against the black of the pot really showed off the dish. The chicken was tender, cooked evenly and delicious. In addition to moist and tasty cooking results, this pot retains heat well and keeps the dish hot throughout dinnertime. I highly recommend this cookware.
Tinyopolis - Review from Williams-Sonoma
Best gift at a Wedding ShowerI purchased this Cassarole dish off of a Registry, and had it ship the week before the shower. It arrived beautifully gift wrapped, so I didn't know what to expect until the bride to be opened it up, and everyone gasped. It is amazing. Much larger than I thought it would be, and nice and heavy. It can go on the stove, or oven. Amazing quality. The entire set was just beautiful. It made me want to rethink my whole set of cookware. Imagine making a stew in this and coming home from work to pull it out of the oven. YUM!
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