Recommendations For Care
Mima Ruiz glazes are microwave and dishwasher safe, but we recommend that you hand wash all Mima Ruiz products in order to maximize their lifecycle.
After the first few uses, you may notice calcium deposits (white residue) appear on your pieces after washing and drying. This is due to water carrying minerals from the clay out onto the surface of the ceramics. This will eventually go away on its own, but in the meantime, simply wipe away with a wet cloth and resume use.
Mima Ruiz pitchers and bowls may seep the first few times of use, but this will go away with time. To speed up the process, we recommend leaving water in the pieces overnight, or treating the clay with olive oil.
Curing with olive oil
If you'd like your pieces to be water-tight, immediately, you can opt to cure your pottery. This can be especially helpful with the Maria pitcher. Every culture has a different technique for the curing pottery, and the ingredients you use will affect the flavors the the pottery adds to your food! Here are the instructions for curing your pottery with olive oil, inspired by the traditional technique for curing Moroccan tagines. Feel free to try any technique you like based on your tastes.
Please note that the oven times will depend on the piece you are curing, so carefully watch the oven and remove the piece when dry.
Submerge or fill to the top with water
Let sit for at least 1 hour (or until the bubbles stop)
Dry with a towel, inside and out. Let it sit for 5 minutes
Rub olive oil on the inner and outer surfaces
Place upright in the oven at 300ºF for 30 - 90 minutes, depending on the piece
(or until dry)
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