Egyptian Terra Cotta Bean Pot, 4.5 Qt.

$169.99 USD

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Cooking in clay is an ancient practice, one that creates the most nuanced and robust flavors from even the most simplest dishes, from beans to soups and stews. This is the slow cooker of the ancient world. 

This Egyptian covered clay pot is thick, sturdy, and made to last generations. Totally glazed inside, the outside is a gorgeous terra cotta perfect to keep out on display in your kitchen. This beautiful piece of pottery is handmade in Egypt by talented artisans. 

  • Terra cotta clay high fired at 2,000°F for strength, durability and chip resistance.
  • Handmade, natural earthenware. Minor imperfections add authenticity and charm, and are part of the piece.
  • Easy to clean, hand-applied glaze.
  • Lead and cadmium free.
  • Because our pots are handmade, the actual dimensions may vary.
  • Made in Egypt.


Note: We recommend the Bella Copper heat diffuser. All of our handmade Egyptian clay cookware requires a heat diffuser with use on the stovetop. Low to moderate stovetop heat is recommended. 

  • For use on the stove-top only. For gas cooktops, may use diffuser or lowest heat setting. For electric cooktops, please use only with a diffuser.
  • Clear ceramic glaze provides ease of cleaning. For difficult areas to clean, first soak for a few minutes in water, then scrub with a soft abrasive pad. Do not use metallic scouring pads.
  • We recommend hand washing to give the best care to your earthenware. 
  • Earthenware does not like extreme temperature changes. For example, do not take a pot cold from the refrigerator and place it directly on a stovetop or in a hot oven; it may crack. Instead, let it come to room temperature first. 


For stove-top vessels, follow these simple steps:

  • Immerse your pot in water and soak it for 2 hours.
  • Remove and dry it.
  • Rub the entire surface (inside and out) with a clove of cut garlic.
  • Coat unglazed surfaces with olive oil.
  • Fill the soaked and garlic-rubbed pot 3/4 full with water and place in a cold oven, set the temperature to 225 degrees and, once temperature is reached, leave in for 2 hours.
  • After two hours, turn off the oven and leave until cool. Dump the water and your pot is now ready to use.