Cauldron Cast iron Potjie pot 2 qt Syrup Pot
Pure cast iron Renaissance Festivals
This two-quart cast-iron potjie cauldron combines old-world personality and timeless ingenuity into a vessel perfect for holding altar supplies, baking Dutch-oven style, or boiling a wholesome soup. The shape is that of a slightly flattened sphere with a trio of stable feet, plus concentric raised ribbing that circles the pot. Within the lip, a round lid snugly sits.
At 7.75 inches high and 8.75 wide, this size of our old-world potjie is smallish but holds an impressive two quarts, or one-half gallon. Its solid, pure foundry iron body gives it a considerable 10-pound weight which is easily carried with the included handle.
A potjie (pronounced “poikey”) is a time-tested form of cooking pot that has been used throughout Europe and Africa since at least the 1600s, and possibly as far back as the Iron Age. Their design exemplifies the unsung mechanical genius of ancient crafters: the deep, round bottom ensures a good rolling boil that cooks well and prevents food from sticking, while the three legs provide maximal stability, and the wide-mouthed shape allows versatility in outdoor cooking. Each potjie pot is equipped with a sturdy handle for lifting and a well-fitted lid. Cook in your potjie over an open fire or a gas burner, or pile hot coals on the deep, commodious lid to make an efficient Dutch oven.
Made from pure cast iron with no pot-metal additives, cauldrons and iron cookware from Annie’s Collections™ are molded, finished, polished, and oil-seasoned by hand. Each item is food-safe and can be used for cooking, burning incense or candles, holding coarse-ground spices or herbs, or an endless array of other uses. Seasoning instructions will be included with your purchase. Enjoy the selection of standing and hanging pots, ranging from a favor-sized mini cauldron to a 19-plus gallon cooking kettle, and related iron implements to fit your every need.