Romertopf was established by Bay Keramik in 1966 and first shown to the world during the Hanover World’s Fair in 1967. Over the next year Romertopf clay pots and bakers were shown throughout the German country at various fairs and conventions with much success. Reco, a north American company, was given full rights to distribute Romertopf clay bakers and clay pots in the US in 1974 and has since been the sole distributer in North, Central, and South America. The Romertopf clay bakers were met with a resounding public due to its ability to lock in nutrients using only water.
The pots are soaked in water prior to use and this is released as steam during the cooking process. This locks in moisture and prevents the natural flavor of the meal from escaping or changing. Best of all the Romertopf clay pots require no additional oils or fats to be used. In fact most of the fat on meats should be trimmed off the ensure better results and an even healthier diet. Romertopf clay pots are made to extremely high standards and specifications to ensure no lead or cadmium is contained within the earthenware. The terra cotta pots are unglazed which accounts for their ability to release the water as steam during the cooking process.
Reco brings the Romertopf clay pot cooking experience to the Americas in a multitude of sizes and uses. A small roaster is perfect for a small dinner for two, or use the extra large roaster for Thanksgiving or a family reunion. Dedicated vegetable rosters and the garlic roaster, which is a must have for any kitchen, perform beautifully and produce delectable meals. The Romertopf clay bakers are designed to be used in a conventional oven away from the sides, but can be used in the microwave. If the microwave has a convection setting do not use it. The microwave tends to overcook in a clay pot and it is recommended to use the clay pots in a conventional oven always.
Reco also provides the best packaging to keep the Romertopf clay bakers form breaking during shipping. The packaging is specially engineered to absorb all of the shock of falling, being moved from truck to airplane and back again and any other impact that may occur in transit. Cooking with the Romertopf clay pots will change the cooking habits of any chef after they see the results and experience the joys of healthy cooking . Great tips and articles can be found at Cookwareatysk.com for clay bakers and clay pots.