Real German pottery, salt glazed – as at Grandma’s time !!!
Gärtopf made of pure craftsmanship and a long tradition, fired at 1200 degrees, completely neutral, free of any harmful substances. The pot with lid and stones allows for the preservation of all kinds of vegetables, whereby important vitamins are produced and the vegetables are preserved in a healthy and biological way. Recollect procedures as they have already proved their worth in “Grandmother’s Times”.
The gray-blue painted 3 liter Gärtopf with lid is ideal for the preparation of small quantities Kimchi, the classic Korean specialty. Also sour beans or for the Mediterranean cuisine, to put olives, grilled peppers, zucchini and aubergines in olive oil particularly well suited – all without preservatives and natural, hearty and healthy.
We only stock a small selection of the saltglazed fermenting pots, but are available in the sizes 2 liters, 3 liters, 4 liters, 6 liters, 8 liters, 10 liters, 12 liters, 16 liters and 20 liters. Further sizes up to 50 ltr. On request! any size required can be imported on indent with our regular orders.
Until a few decades ago, blue-grey stoneware pots were still widely in use. Salt-glazed stoneware was used and highly valued mainly for its excellent acid resistance which made it ideal for the preservation of food. How the method for production of salt-glaze pottery was discovered is not quite clear today. The first salt-glazed stoneware pots appeared on the markets in different parts of Germany, particularly in the Rhineland, around the 15th century.
The company Nik Schmitt & Son wants to continue the tradition of salt-glazed stoneware products for the storage of highly acidic foods into our time. Nik Schmitt is one of the few providers offering this traditional product to its clients. We look forward to your purchase! It is great to know that event today there are people who appreciate traditional and natural methods of food preparation.
Other Salt glazed products in several sizes and forms, available on special order: Brottöofe (bread pots) Karoffeltopf (potato pots) Zwiebeltopf und Knoblauchtopf (onion and garlic pots) Traditional wine cups & Jugs,