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71% Recommend this product (51 of 72 responses)
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Texas
My view
Was fun to cook pot of bean for first time.
ProsFun.
ConsLid grip too small for my hands. Gets very hot- use extra caution. Side handles too small.
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CA
Love this pot! 6qt. Olla Frijolera
This pot is beautiful! Have to cure it before I use it for the first time but I already love it. Arrived excellently packaged, no cracks or breaks. Can’t wait to use it PARA FRIJOLES!! Thank you mexgrocer.com! My first delivery was a little defective so I emailed mexgrocer.com and was promptly issued a new pot. It is absolutely beautiful! EXCELLENT customer service. I am a fan for life of this company for all my clay pots and referring family and friends.
ProsFast shipping, excellent customer service, beautiful, authentic. LEAD FREE
ConsNone
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Elko, NV
Great Service
I love your customer service! Everything I ordered came in a timely manner.
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California
Perfect beans
This Lola is beautiful, great size and cooks beans perfectly. Every authentic taste I remember as a kid
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Riverside, CA.
Love My Bean Pot!!!
My son and daughter-in-law bought me this pot and I love it so much!! I am fine with the handles and lid. The design is nice too. How it heat and cooks is wonderful. I would highly recommend and by more products.
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Whitehall MI
Wonderful bean pot
Arrived in perfect condition and followed the instructions to season. On the first use, the outside did sweat a little from the soaking to season but it was the only time. Any dish I cooked in the olla had a much better flavor. Do yourself a favor and invest in one. Papa Pete
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Colorado
Great pot to cook my beans
Took me back to when my mom would cook beans the taste is really unique and wonderful
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Los Angeles, CA
Nice pot. Lid handle too small and flat.
The pot is beautiful the only thing is the lid handle is too small and flat so I can’t really pick up the lid the right way. Other than that the pot is great.
ConsLid handle small and flat hard to use.
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Gilbert, AZ
Bean pot
Bought two bean pots. One for my daughter and the other for me. These pots are awesome. It’s the only way to cook beans.
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Cypress, TX
Muy Good Beans
Cure and sacrifice 2 pots of beans and then the third pot will be ready to eat. Beans taste so good.
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Missouri
Bean Pot
No better way to cook beans indoors or out. Arrived in good shape, exactly as anticipated . Leaks while heating for first cure, a little more in next few uses, then it starts seasoning and leaks no more. Keep beans soupy for refried and leftover reheating.
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Woodway, Tx
Great product
Followed the curing process and then cooked some beans. Came out great and was a bit as the pot is beautiful for serving.
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Ripon, CA
Love it!!
I received this as a gift from my daughters for Christmas. And I absolutely LOVE IT!!! I told them I remember when I was young my great grandmother would use these type of cooking pots and I think with all the stories I tell my kids they wanted some of that authentic taste. Well I made my pot of beans, but with my beans I add garlic cloves (2), a little bit of yellow onion, Anaheim Chili a few strips, salt and of course a piece of chicharron. The real stuff from a Mexican meat store market, not the grocery store in a bag stuff. It’s a little pricey, but well worth it. Unless you can cook it yourself. I am beyond thrilled with my pot. I will definitely be recommending this pot and telling people where my pot was purchased.
ProsDelicious food!!!
ConsCareful with the lid as the vent holes are right next to the handle.
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Oakdale California
Beautiful bean pot
Very beautiful pot for cooking beans, I have it on my counter top. I priced it at different sites as well as a Mexican Import Store near me, MexGrocer had the lowest price and free shipping.
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OK
Beautiful pot!
Great customer service!
ProsGreat product! Great customer service!
ConsYou don't which design you will receive! 🌸
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SCHERTZ, TX
Great Clay Pot
Love this Clay Pot to make pinto beans. My mom and grandmother used this type of pot all the time.
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portland, maine
Love it!!
An all around great purchase. The shipping was fast and the olla arrived without any damage. It is absolutely beautiful and the beans we make in it are delicious! I am so glad I bought this.
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Houston, TX
Excelente
Era lo que me faltaba en mi cocina. Satisfecho y la recomiendo
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Portsmouth, VA
Very pretty pot
Was very excited waiting for this to arrive. It was so well packaged and wrapped in lots of paper. The sticker put on the pot took some of the glaze design off sadly but it's only on one side. Very happy with it's size. Will order more clay and ceramic items from here.
ProsSize Appearance Cost
ConsWatch sticker may take off glaze
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Warrenville, IL
Beautiful and functional
I have used this pot for several years and loved using it. I started buying Ranch Gordo beans and Purcell heirloom to cook in this pot. Unfortunately it has developed a crack so I will use it as a planter. I will now invest in a heavy duty pot. I did soak before each use, so I just think it's too thin.
ProsAttractive and beans taste great.
ConsDeveloped crack
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California
Excelente para platillos mexicanos y caldos chilenos
Realmente excelente y duradera, compre está olla en Gonzáles market, northgate market y la Cure como ustedes me indicaron y mis frijoles sal en deliciosos. Ahora la usaré para preparar caldos de pollo res y paila Marina chilena, pulmay y cazuela de ave, veo que los chilenos tienen ollas especiales para estos platillos y estas de barro me ayudaran a sustituir.
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Warrenton Oregon
Love the way it cooks my beans
Great size and cooks great. Goes from stove top to table it is beautiful.
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CA
So beautiful!
I ordered this for my daughter in New York. She loved it! It arrived safely and promptly as promised too!!
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Prescott AZ
Arrived cracked :(
I was looking forward to my new pot. I had previously purchased the same one and given it to my daughter. This one came with a crack down the side. Not surprised because of the packaging. The box you see in the picture is the box it came in. I reached out to customer service twice but have received no response. Nearly $40 down the drain
Merchant Response:If there is a problem and you provide us a picture, we will replace the cracked bean pot
ProsNice pot
ConsArrived cracked. Unusable
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Boise ID
Broken pot
I ordered a bean pot as a gift and it was cracked. Can I get a replacement sent?
Merchant Response:Yes you will get a replacement. We need pictures of broken pot to be sent to info@mexgrocer.com
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Los Angeles, CA
If I could give more stars I would!!!!
You will not be disappointed with this quality piece of cookware. This item is exactly what I was looking for, and is a beautifully made, hand-crafted piece. The fact that it is lead-free is why I bought this! So glad I did. The customer service at Mexgrocer is the best ever!!!!! I wish more companies would take a lesson from them on how to treat customers. I would definitely recommend them simply for that reason alone. Thank you much Mexgrocer for carrying quality health-conscience products, and for treating your customers so well!!
Prosquality product, super fast shipping, and excellent customer service!
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Midland, TX
Original
Very well made. Will buy again highly recommend
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Texas
Right size
Large enough for complete serving for family of 4.
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Topeka,Kansas
Beautiful
I received this pot very quickly and it is beautiful, although the colors and design are different than what I orders. I am curing it now.
ProsIt is beautiful.
ConsNot what I ordered.
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Glen Burnie, MD
Beautiful!
This clay bean pot is gorgeous! The first one I received was broken, but after contacting MexGrocer, they took care of me and sent a replacement. I can't wait to start using it! Great customer service MexGrocer!
ProsBeautiful design
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San Diego, CA
I LOVE IT!!!
Best customer service experience ever. I ordered the clay pot and unfortunately it broke so I contacted customer service and immediately was sent another one. Didn't ‚ even have to return the broken one. I highly recommend MexGrocer. I will definitely be buying here again.‚ 
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Wake Forest, NC
Very nice product.
We are happy to enjoy traditional cooking with this very nice olla.
ProsAttractive design.
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Odessa, Texas
Supersize
This item arrived well packaged. Excellent condition.
ProsLike the glossy finish and the instructions on how to treat it before use. They also included a bean recipe. That was kewl. It is huge and could cook 4 cups of beans for a party gathering. The handles are very supportive when lifting the pot. Good to use them new rubbermaid heat resistant pot holders. Gave it as a gift and am sure its a handy addition to their home.
ConsTook a little longer than I expected, to arrive. But, it arrived on time for giving away as a wedding gift.
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Fontana CA
Best beans ever
Curing no problem with this one. .beans looked and tasted fantastic. .looks lovely on the stove
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Boston, MA
Nice olla but needs brighter colors
Liked the Olla, the decoration could have been more colorful, but overall I'm happy with it
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San Antonio
Question for all buyers of this olla
I bought one for my sister in NM, and it arrived with 2 nicks. One was small enough for her to accept, but the other was quite large. My sister said the pot was very well packed so the nicks must have been there when they packed it, and the packer just missed them. I contacted Mexgrocer and they apologized, and sent a replacement. The 5 star rating is for the excellent customer service. I told my sister I'll wait until she makes a pot of beans before I order one. So my question to all who have posted here, and maybe have suggestions on cooking beans in this pot, send to Mexgrocer to see if they will post in a section called recipes. Thank you.
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swarthmore pennsylvania
7qt bean pot
We cant wait to use our new pot
Prosgreat people too work with , fast and friendly, will order in the future
Consno cons great product
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swarthmore pennsylvania
7qt bean pot
We cant wait to use our new pot
Prosgreat people too work with , fast and friendly, will order in the future
Consno cons great product
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philadelphia
I liked the price and lack of lead!
I have been looking for an inexpensive earthenware bean pot from mexico and found it at mexgrocer. It is a large, attractive pot, and my beans taste good
Proslarge, pretty
Conshandles are ridiculously tiny. you cannot fit your finger in there, and you are likely to drop the pot if you do not pinch the handles with all your might. Same for the pot lid. it barely can be grasped. if you have giant man hands, you are doomed. Clearly no one was thinking about the end user when the pot was designed, they just had people slap the clay on without any thought. too bad.
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United States
Excellent, exactly what my 86 year Mother remembers and wanted
My Mother loves it
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Carlsbad, New Mexico
Large Bean Pot
Made some really great tasting beans and a stew that took less time because of the wide flat bass. I have sent one to each of my for children.
Prosvery nice, lots of stir room and a large base for quicker cooking. Really nice to look at also.
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Chicago
great purchase
Great for slow cooked beans
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Hawaii
Beautiful but broken
This pot is absolutely beautiful. However, my olla de Barro arrived cracked and unusable. I contacted customer service and they promptly sent me a replacement. Unfortunately, the second one arrived broken in 3 large pieces (the mail system doesn't seem to understand "fragile" on the shipping box). I again contacted customer service and they issued me a refund. I would love to own this olla de Barro but I don't want to attempt another shipment and have it break.
Merchant Response:We are very sorry that this happened to you. :( We need to make it right so it gets to your home in perfect condition. Our Olla Frijolera de barro is very popular and we ship it nationwide, we don't know what goes wrong in Hawaii?
ProsBeautiful detail
ConsMail handling isn't the greatest being shipped to Hawaii
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Florida
Love It!
I ordered this item on a Sunday and it arrived here in Florida just 5 days later. It was very well packed, marked fragile and arrived in perfect condition. I haven't used it yet but plan to soon. I love the design and it looks like a rustic, artistic piece sitting on my stovetop. I am going to order another one for my daughter as a gift.
ProsI love how it looks.
Consnone
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Palm Beach Gardens, Fl
The house smells like Mama is cooking!!
I read the reviews and was compelled to try this. The lid does not get hot, my green eyed honey made the beans himself. My grandmother gave him the recipe before she passed. No I gas, with a bit of garlic?! In Spanish of course. I love this website, because it helps us finds things that are almost impossible to find in Fl. The pot makes the entire house smell like Mamas. The beans have an amazing flavor. 5 stars, lid does not fit correctly, but who cares the integrity is there!!
ProsLooks like s piece of art!!
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Merrillville, Indiana
Love It!
Just what I've been looking for! Used it after I seasoned it & made some frijoles charros that turned out deeelicious!!
ConsLid does not fit snugly onto olla. :(
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Denham Springs Louisiana
OMG
The best one I. Have come across in like forever I will order 1 more so I know I've got a backup one just plain awesome
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Meeker, Colorado
Perfectly Happy
I've long wanted a terracotta olla but was concerned about lead, and now that I've got this one I'm one very happy old guy. After hydrating it properly, I loaded it up right to the top and several hours later enjoyed the best beans ever. I had forgotten just how much better beans taste when cooked in a clay pot -- it's how they're supposed to be! Friends who've seen it have all commented about how attractive this olla is, and it's got a place of honor so it's always visible in the kitchen.
ProsQuality Appearance -- it's beautiful! Results. Best beans ever.
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Colorado
Love it!
I wanted a clay bean pot for years. Now I'm wondering why I waited so long. This pot is lightweight. It is a perfect size cooking a good amount of beans. I've often cook 2 cups of dried beans at a time. It could easily handle more.
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Louisiana
Great for beans!
I purchased this to cook beans. For the curing I filled it 3/4 with water and boiled it for an hour. Have had no residue of any kind. Beans cook quicker than the crock pot on high and I really enjoy that I can regulate the heat because you place it on the stove. I also use it to store left over beans and place in fridge. To reheat I let it warm up by setting it on the counter for half an hour or so. I use very low heat to start the reheating process then raise the heat higher to bring contents to a boil. The lid fits very well, very little steam escapes. There are three little holes in the lid to help prevent boilovers.
ProsIt's great for cooking beans. If it ever breaks I will order another one.
ConsIt appears fragile bc it is made of clay so I hand wash only. I think it is too fragile for the dish washer.
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Corpus Christi, TX
Great Olla!!
Perfect size, very pretty, made some great beans!!
ProsLead-free, attractive hand-painting, perfect size
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Pittsburgh
Olla
This pot is great, I have had it about two weeks and I have already made pinto and black beans with it, they turned out fabulous both times. The pot also looks great sitting on the stove between uses.
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Connecticut
Bean pot
I purchased this for someone who was born in Mexico. She said it brought back so many memories. Now my daughter wants one. This was such a good purchase.
ProsIt is lead free and not made in China.
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Review for Olla de Barro Frijolera sin Plomo / Lead Free Clay Bean Pot with lid
This olla brought back memories for me as my mom would use this kind of olla to make beans, i used this pot yesterday and made some beans, was so good!
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Review for Olla de Barro Frijolera sin Plomo / Lead Free Clay Bean Pot with lid
I've fallen in love again with beans! Forgot how much better tasting they were compared to my old way.
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Review for Olla de Barro Frijolera sin Plomo / Lead Free Clay Bean Pot with lid
Wonderful product!! I used the olla to make a fresh batch of beans and 'oh my goodness are these FANTASTIC TASTING BEANS' was the statement I received from friends/family with whom I shared them with. Thank you MexGrocer for making products such as these available!
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Review for Olla de Barro Frijolera sin Plomo / Lead Free Clay Bean Pot with lid
It's been many yrs since I've used a clay pot due to the lead content. The last one I purchased (store in Denver) had so much lead that my husband refused to eat the beans. You could actually see the lead floating on top of the water. So it was so good to see that I could now purchase one from your business without lead. I love my bean pot and the beans are wonderful - remind me of the beans I always had always enjoyed. I too would be interested in a smaller pot.
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Review for Olla de Barro Frijolera sin Plomo / Lead Free Clay Bean Pot with lid
Great pot! Beans turn out great!
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Review for Olla de Barro Frijolera sin Plomo / Lead Free Clay Bean Pot with lid
I love this pot! It is so easy to use. The beans come out perfect every time. Easy to clean.
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Review for Olla de Barro Frijolera sin Plomo / Lead Free Clay Bean Pot with lid
We bought it to prepare our New Year dinner. We needed a clay pot to cook an argentinean recipe and it worked perfect! Now I do all stews with it.
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Review for Olla de Barro Frijolera sin Plomo / Lead Free Clay Bean Pot with lid
Makes the best tasting frijoles! Be sure to get some epazote (tea herb) which really adds to the flavor.
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Review for Olla de Barro Frijolera sin Plomo / Lead Free Clay Bean Pot with lid
This bean pot makes the best tasting beans. not having to worry about the lead is a blessing from God
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Review for Olla de Barro Frijolera sin Plomo / Lead Free Clay Bean Pot with lid
These pots cook the best beans ever---even without fat back! My daughter came for Thanksgiving and wouldn`t turn mine loose. I surprized her with one of her own! Now, we`re both happy. Thank you!
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Review for Olla de Barro Frijolera sin Plomo / Lead Free Clay Bean Pot with lid
I grew up with my mom cooking her frijoles in a clay pot and I wanted to follow in her footsteps. I love my bean pot. Is there one that is just a little smaller?
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Review for Olla de Barro Frijolera sin Plomo / Lead Free Clay Bean Pot with lid
Although i have not yet used it, I love the style, colors, and design. It is beautiful!! I am just waiting on my mother to get ahold of my grandmother to find out what it is that we have to use to put in the bean pot before using it for the first time. I'm not sure what it is but it is suppose to be put in before u use the pot. Anyone know what it may be called?
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Review for Olla de Barro Frijolera sin Plomo / Lead Free Clay Bean Pot with lid
When I received the olla I unpacked it and was a little concerned that it felt brittle to the touch. My first impression was that this was going to be too delicate and would break easily. After I followed the curing instructions in the instructions booklet, which states to submerge the olla in warm water for an hour, the olla took on a solid and hefty feel. I was relieved. Next thing I put on a pot of pinto beans with some smoked ham hock, chorizo mexicano, and a few chiles de arbol. A few hours later - wow!! These are the beans my beloved mother served me as a kid. I was in heaven. You just can't get this taste with a crock pot (don't even go there), or a metal pot. The olla is big enough to make a large pot of beans for a large family and small enough to still be effective for a small batch for smaller families. It performed very well on my smooth cooktop. Soon I will be converting to gas and I hope it will perform even better. Highly recommended - especially if you grew up on frijoles de olla.
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Review for Olla de Barro Frijolera sin Plomo / Lead Free Clay Bean Pot with lid
This makes the perfect beans. I can never make beans this good with any other pot. This pot is a must have in any kitchen.
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Review for Olla de Barro Frijolera sin Plomo / Lead Free Clay Bean Pot with lid
This is the best to make cook Pinto Beans. I love my bean pot.
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Review for Olla de Barro Frijolera sin Plomo / Lead Free Clay Bean Pot with lid
I have purchased three of these pots two for gifts. Love it! cooks beans really great and is a good stew pot. I would love to find one in a smaller size as there are only three of us at home so this pot is really big for us.
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Review for Olla de Barro Frijolera sin Plomo / Lead Free Clay Bean Pot with lid
its great, I have been wanting to purchase on for a while, but have never found one in a box that clearly states "lead free". I have used it many times and enjoy it!!!
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Review for Olla de Barro Frijolera sin Plomo / Lead Free Clay Bean Pot with lid
I was shopping for a lead free clay pot cooker, and this product was much more affordable than other artisan cooking pots for sale on the web. It arrived quickly, well packaged, and in excellent condition. Iâ‚"ve used it on my gas stove several times now with a heat diffuser, and am delighted with it. The pot with the heat diffuser allows the food to cook but not burn for long periods with little attention, similar to an electric crock pot, but without the electric bill. The shape is perfect for filling with fresh greens and cooking down over time. Cooking temperatures of necessity stay low, preserving valuable nutrition. Beans froth up but donâ‚"t spill over and make a mess, like in other cookware. The lid is not a tight fit, allows steam out, but I just add more boiling water once or twice when I stir. The knob at the top never gets too hot to handle. The lovely design earns it a welcome place on my counter top, unlike my other cooking pots. It makes a great â‚“starterâ‚ clay pot cooker, and has become my favorite kitchen pot.
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Review for Olla de Barro Frijolera sin Plomo / Lead Free Clay Bean Pot with lid
I have had nothing but problems with ollas in respect to lead; all the ones I purchased had lead. That is until I purchased their olla de barro!!! It passed my lead test with flying colors; absolutely no lead was detected!!!

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