Our hand thrown stoneware fermenting crocks or pots are made in the Netherlands by master ceramist Peter Hinssen where a strong tradition of healthy fermentted food exists. The stoneware is guaranteed 100% lead and toxin free and is fired and glazed at a very high 1320˚C to produce an extremely hard wearing pot. Our fermenting crocks should not be confused with cheaper glazed versions which deteriorate after a number of uses due to the mild acid produced in the fermentation process, our artisan produced stoneware is made to last.
Our sauerkraut pots use the ancient Chinese method of keeping air from your ferment with a water filled 'gutter' around the rim of the crock. The water seal prevents air or foreign objects from entering but also allows the gasses produced to escape, this means the pots do not need to be 'burped' to prevent pressure build up unlike sealed designs.
All our fermentation pots include weights to keep your perserves submerged in the fermenting liquid.