Our Indian Clay Bowls are more to use to serve rather than cook, however, they can be used in traditional or micro wave oven, open hearth/charcoal ovens, or over direct heat, and serve as a perfect serving vessel to go directly to the table for an authentic presentation. The clay does retain heat for a long period of time so be careful in handling them, and be sure to protect any surface on to which they will be placed.
The Pieces are dishwasher safe, however it is better to hand-washed the pieces with mild soap, as putting them in a dishwasher can cause them to absorb the detergent flavor. If the piece is heavily soiled, fill the piece with warm soapy water and allow them to soak briefly, then scrub them lightly with a sponge or soft cloth. Never use metal or abrasive cleaners, and always try to avoid strongly scented soaps which can flavor the clay.