Crockery can be used to describe many different types of dinnerware, serving ware and cookware. Crockery tends to be very simple in design without a lot of embellishment or decoration. It is only made of natural materials such as clay. These natural materials make it very durable. This durability makes it perfect for everyday use and the simple design makes it easy to incorporate with other serving pieces.
Some or the varied types of crockery serving ware and dinnerware include terra cotta, raku, Victorian majolica, tin-glazed pottery, faience, delftware and creamware. Crockery is less expensive them stoneware but still very durable and it can be found for any type of dinnerware and of a variety of serving pieces.
It takes a lot of force to break crockery as it is meant to be used a lot and typically crockery is used for every day dining. Crockery is dishwasher safe making it very easy to clean. Some of the finer pieces of crockery are made of porcelain and fine china and these pieces may have some decoration and embellishment.
One type of crockery called creamware was very popular in England as a famous producer was Wedgewood. Wedgewood improved the making of creamware so that he could produce several a different types of colored creamware. Wedgewood developed a whitish blue creamware that he called pearl ware. The famous rulers Catherine the Great and Queen Victoria all used creamware form Wedgewood.
Another more decorative type of crockery is called delftware. This was first produced in the Netherlands and is characterized by blue decorations on a white background. The blue is due to decoration with metal oxides. Other types of delftware also called faience have been made throughout Europe and the styles vary slightly depending on where you are.
Crockery pieces include condiment bowls, serving platters, gravy bowls, plates and much more. You can find crockery at any kitchen or tableware store as it is widely produced. You can even find some of the more famous pieces of crockery form historical producers like Wedgwood though these will be much more expensive. Creating crockery was an art form in its day and the pieces from crockery’s inception are considered works of art.
A type of c rockery cookware includes a crockery cooker or crock pot. Crockery cookers are used for certain types of foods and meats that do not cook well in water. A crockery cooker allows you to properly cook the meat at low temperatures to get the full potential of those foods. A revival of slow cooked foods became popular a few years ago and there are many excellent slow cooked recipes available.
A crockery cooker is excellent for those that are not home to create dinner as you can make a great recipe with just five ingredients. You simply place everything into the crockery cooker in the morning, turn it on and when you come home you have dinner ready and waiting for you. A basic but excellent crockery cooker that comes with fantastic reviews is the Rival 3040VC 4 Quart Crockpot.
A crockery cooker with a removable lining makes cleaning very easy. It is important when using a crockery cooker that the internal temperature of the meat or any other food you use reaches 140 degrees Fahrenheit as this mean that the food is safe.