Size 10 Potjie Pot Cauldron Pure Cast Iron
This large cast-iron cauldron is designed according to the shape of the potjie, a cooking vessel that archaeologists have found throughout the world dating back to the Iron Age. The potjie has lasted until modern times because it is a pinnacle of iron cookware design. A deep, nearly spherical belly, horizontally ribbed, is supported by tripod legs, while a round lid fits neatly into the wide mouth.
At 15 inches high, 16 inches wide, and 55 pounds, this is a monumental piece that gives both soup and spell-work a stable vessel. It’s pure iron belly holds 7.5 gallons
Seasoning these cooking pots in the old fashioned way with a good shortening or vegetable oil will blacken them naturally over time and with use, this will also make the pot stronger and more elastic (yes, cast iron, can become brittle), resulting in a more beautiful pot like cast iron form the old days.
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. 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.
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.
Quality Cast iron seems to be expensive but anyone who has used it
knows the value, how it will last for generations,
is very heavy and almost indestructible.