What is the care for using pottery and porcelain for a long time?

April 18, 2020


table of contents

  1. What are pottery and porcelain?
  2. What is the first thing to do when you buy it?
  3. Measures against stains with a single step before using
  4. What about microwave ovens, dishwashers, and ovens?
  5. How to prevent mold and odor?
  6. What if I get moldy?

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| What are pottery and porcelain?

Pottery and porcelain are roughly divided. Ceramics are made of clay and are called "earthenware". Since stone has coarser grains than the raw porcelain and the baking temperature is low, it has no strength. However, each one has a different taste depending on the type of soil and glaze, and you can feel its quaint texture. Some pots are difficult to distinguish from pottery and porcelain, but please check the hill at the bottom of the pot. Ceramics have a rough texture on the hill. To make delicate pottery last longer and enjoy it, it takes a little trick to clean it, but the more effort you put in, the deeper the nature and attachment will be.


| What is the first thing to do when you buy?

"Sealing" is the basis for cleaning the vessel. Most of porcelain and half porcelain, which is a mixture of pottery and porcelain, do not require this care, but it is necessary to keep an eye on the pottery. Coarse-grained pottery has innumerable small holes that are invisible, and cracks that penetrate are water-absorbing. The stains and odors on the foodstuffs cause discoloration and odor transfer. To prevent it, it is effective to coat the surface before using it for the first time, and to stop the hole as it fills the hole. Also, by closing the hole, it also becomes difficult to crack. Although it is not absolutely necessary to stop the eyes, we recommend that you keep it for a long time and to enjoy the impression when you bought it. The procedure to stop filling is to put a lightly washed vessel in a pan and pour rice syrup until it covers the vessel. Then, boil over low heat for about 15 minutes, cool the pan well, take out the container and dry it sufficiently. Many soils are vulnerable to impact, so be careful not to damage them while working. If you don't have sharpening juice, you can add rice directly, or add 1-2 tablespoons of flour or potato starch to use it. As for the clay pot, if it is not properly sealed, it will be difficult to boil and it may cause cracks and mold, so be sure to do it before using. In addition, even for pottery, it may not be necessary to seal the glaze, the type of soil, or the one baked at high temperature, or it may be better not to do it. It is safe to check at the shop you purchased in advance.

| Measures against stains with one step before using

Pottery is water absorbent, and serving food in a dry condition makes it easier to absorb the juice and causes stains. As a countermeasure, you can prevent stains by exposing the container to running water before use and wiping it gently before using it. Since the water-powder container has a high water absorption property, it may appear like stains just by adding water, but it will disappear when the core of the container is thoroughly dried.

| What about microwave ovens, dishwashers and ovens?

Ceramics have less hardness than porcelain and are more prone to chipping when hit, so be careful when handling. Also, some microwave ovens can be used for a while, but they are vulnerable to sudden temperature changes, which can damage the equipment. It's a good idea to leave it in the microwave for a long time. Similarly, ovens are often not suitable for pottery. If you put the clay pot on the fire while the bottom of the pot is still wet, or if you put cold water suddenly when it is hot, or put it in a cold sink, it may crack due to temperature changes. It is important to check in advance whether it is compatible with a range, dishwasher, oven, etc., as usage and precautions may differ depending on the vessel.

| How to prevent mold and odor?

Pottery may have a strong odor or color if it is cooked for a long time and is filled with dark-colored ingredients. Therefore, the point is to wash immediately after using it. For washing, wash with a soft sponge to prevent scratches, and rinse thoroughly with a neutral detergent. When washing in the dishwasher, be careful not to hit the bowls and scratch them. After washing, remember to dry it to prevent mold and odor. In that case, if you let the bottom up so that the wet vessels do not overlap with each other and let it dry for about half a day to a day, the water will drain considerably. Even if the surface of the pottery looks dry, it may still contain water, so please use a basket or cloth to keep the air flowing. It is better to dry in a well-ventilated place if possible. A clay pot with coarse particles can easily absorb the detergent, and the detergent may melt into the dish the next time you use it. It is safe to wash with a scrubbing brush without using it. After that, it is dried in the sun to dry the inside firmly and prevent mold. When storing containers, stacking the same material and same shape will prevent scratches. In addition, by sandwiching kitchen paper or Japanese paper between the vessels, it will be less likely to be scratched and will absorb a small amount of water remaining in the vessels. I would like to perform maintenance that suits each vessel in order to use it for a long time without losing the texture.

| What if I get moldy?

Kitchens and cupboards are places where humidity can increase. Especially during the rainy season, care must be taken to prevent mold from growing on the vessels. The mold is like a lot of black dots appearing on the surface of the vessel, which is caused by unwashed food. Molds are difficult to remove, so it is important to prevent them. The first measure is to dry the vessel firmly. If mold appears, wash the vessel and disinfect with boiling water. If you still can't remove it, soak it in diluted bleach, rinse thoroughly and dry in the sun. Ceramics are water absorbent, so please refrain from using bleach for any purpose other than removing mold.

| Finally

You may think that it will be hard to clean after buying and before using it, but after you use it, it will be a fun time if you can meet your special item. Everyone, please take good care of your own "container".


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