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Bachmara Turkish Dutch Oven

Generations of great cooks have prepared their signature soups and stews in hand-thrown clay vessels like this one. Traditionally used over an open flame, our classic earthenware dish is wonderful for cooking on the stovetop-or use it to slow-cook foods in the oven. This beautiful hand-painted piece conducts heat gently and evenly while cooking; additionally, it helps keep your food warm at the table. Colorful pattern is painted by hand using food-safe paints and glazes. Hand-thrown clay retains heat well for serving directly at the table. Oven and microwave safe. Handmade in Tunisia.
Average Customer Rating:
2.667 out of 5
2.7
 out of 
5
(3 Reviews) 3
1 of 3(33%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
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Review 1 for Bachmara Turkish Dutch Oven
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Case121
,Chicago
,Il
August 19, 2014
Ability level:Advanced
Has owned product for:Less than 1 week
Uses product:Never
Would You Recommend? No
0points
Do not buy
August 19, 2014
Item was sent by mistake so I thought I would give it a try. First of all there are no directions.
I want to YouTube and order to find out how to use this pot. Requires 24 hour water in the pot. After this time. Water was leaking all over my counter.
I gave it a second try thinking perhaps I made a mistake. Regrettably the result was the same.
I returned to the store without difficulty.
Cons: Quality
Review 2 for Bachmara Turkish Dutch Oven
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
AliceRay
,Austin
,TX
August 16, 2014
Ability level:Advanced
Has owned product for:6 - 12 months
Uses product:Once a month
Would You Recommend? Yes
0points
Lovely Server for Beans, Stews
August 16, 2014
I received the Dutch oven as a Christmas gift and didn't know or explore the various cooking uses, so I have used it as a serving dish for beans and stews. It has worked beautifully and kept the foods warm. It would be a lovely serving dish to use at a Fourth of July celebration. If I do use it on the stove, I plan to use a diffuser as recommended.
Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, Color, Shape, Design
Cons: Difficult to Store
Review 3 for Bachmara Turkish Dutch Oven
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
TheNewMrsKristen
,South Pasadena
,FL
July 28, 2014
Ability level:Intermediate
Has owned product for:Less than 1 week
Would You Recommend? No
+11points
13of 15found this review helpful.
cracked and now leaks
July 28, 2014
First off, I may have heated it up too fast on the stove, so I do take some blame for my experience. However, during the first use it formed a large crack on the bottom of the pot and now it leaks, so it's unusable. Plus it gave off a weird chemical kind of scent and taste into the food so the entire meal I made was thrown away. it's very beautiful but i assumed it was more durable than it turned out to be. I'll probably end up putting a plant in it or something. I wouldn't tell you not to buy it, but be sure to handle it carefully. And maybe heat it up with some plain water first to get rid of the chemical smell/taste?
Pros: Color, Size, Shape, Design
Cons: Quality, High-Maintenance, Fragile
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LacyL
St. Petersburg, FL
Posted August 7, 2014
Top 25 Contributor
A tip for this pot
Hi Mrs Kristen and congrats on the New part! I love this pot, but you HAVE to soak it for 24 hours before you use it. I don't think I would use it on an electric stove either, and only on low for my gas one. If you did soak it, it is defective and you can return it. I made Dad's Fish Stew in mine, and homemade baked beans, but all cooked on low.
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