Oval Casserole Dish 34cm
From the Andes of Colombia comes the unique, versatile and organic traditional La Chamba cookware. The origins of this cookware can be traced back over 700 years to vases and pitchers found in archeological sites.
Unlike most other ceramic cookware, La Chamba has a natural clay glaze rather than a vitreous glaze. The porous nature of La Chamba is a distinctive characteristic allowing the cookware to retain heat and enhance food flavours. Pots are also ideal for serving food and even eating from directly.
Whatever your cooking style, La Chamba will be a pleasure to use and offers years of cooking and serving enjoyment.
Prior to first use: Thoroughly clean with mild detergent to remove any residue that may be present from the firing process. Fill each piece 3⁄4 full with water and place in the oven for 30 minutes at 200oC. This process allows La Chamba items to seal. However, due to the porous nature of the cookware, a complete seal is sometimes achieved only after items have been used several times for cooking.
Use: La Chamba cookware is safe for use on the stove, in the oven, microwave and under the grill. La Chamba cookware can be used over direct heat-gas, on the barbeque and even an open flame. Wooden utensils are recommended.
Thermal stress: All items should not be subjected to excessive thermal stress such as placing a very hot item on a cold surface or pouring very cold liquids into a hot vessel. Extreme changes of temperatures may damage the item.
Holding liquid: When La Chamba is used to hold liquids, place a saucer underneath the vessel as the porous nature of the product allows some moisture to seep through the surface, especially in colder climates. In hot climates, the pottery is ideal for storing water as any external seepage will evaporate, keeping the water inside cool.
Cleaning: Use a mild detergent and sponge or cleaning cloth. La Chamba is dishwasher safe. If food is burnt or stuck to the surface, allow the cookware to soak in hot soapy water for a few hours and then clean the surface with a nylon scrubber. Metal scouring pads may scratch or tarnish the surface.
Composition:La Chamba is traditionally moulded by hand from coarse dark grey clay and coated in a fine terracotta glaze. After drying in the sun, the surface is polished with semi-precious stones to give the cookware its natural patina. As you would expect, colours and shape variations are typical of a hand-crafted product.
Note: Dimensions of products may vary due to the handmade nature of La Chamba.
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- Same day dispatch or next working day
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- 30 day no hassle returns
At Table Culture, we proudly stand behind the quality of our product. Each shipment is carefully inspected before it leaves our warehouse and we take reasonable precautions when packing your order. However, in the event that you are not satisfied with your purchase/s, we aim to rectify this as promptly as possible. Please read below for instructions.
Returns & Exchanges
If you recieve a faulty or damaged product, you have the option of a refund, exchange or credit note. For online purchases, we are unable to offer a refund for change of mind. To recieve a refund we must be notified within 30 days of receiving your purchase. Simply contact us by email or phone with your order number, to discuss your options.
All returnable goods should be addressed to; 126 Rokeby Rd, Subiaco, Perth Western Australia 6008 with your details and return address.
Please note: Initial delivery fees are non-refundable.
In the unlikely instance that the purchased product cannot be supplied in the specified time period, you will be notified immediately and advised on a time frame for availability. If this is not suitable, we will happily suggest an alternative or can arrange a full refund in your original payment method.
Incorrectly Addressed Purchases
All purchases are sent via Australia Post. Incorrectly addressed orders will be returned to our warehouse, upon which we will re-confirm your address details. In the case of providing us with an incorrect address, an additional delivery charge will be billed when re-sending the order, so it is important that the shipping address provided is correct.
Orders received by 12pm (AWST) will be dispatched the same day, otherwise they will be shipped the next working day. Australia Post Parcel Post is our chosen delivery service. If your order arrives when there is no one to accept the delivery, the order is taken to your local Post Office. You will be left notification and collection instructions in your letterbox.
Table Culture endevours to have your order with you within 1 to 7 working days. If there is a delay, you will be notified immediatly via email or phone with an estimated arrival time.
PLEASE NOTE: the months of November and December are peak postal period. At this time please allow an additional for your order to arrive. Cutoff date for Christmas deliveries is 12th of December.
At this time the Table Culture online store is not an international service. However, please, contact the store with your enquiry and we are happy to discuss an agreed postage cost depending on the size and weight of your purchase and destination.