Large terracotta skillet

Large terracotta skillet from Vallauris

This large skillet in terracotta from Vallauris is handcrafted and stamped. The potter can decorate (sgraffito) the unglazed base on request. Thanks to non-toxic components, you’ll cook healthy. It will help you prepare your dishes by oven baking for a mellow and incomparable taste. Perfect for low heat cooking. Available in 3 sizes, it is Microwave and dishwasher compatible... Read more >>
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Healthy cooking

This French large skillet is not dangerous for your health. Cooking in terracotta is the most natural, and has many taste benefits.

First, it’s ideal for oven baking, « a l’etouffee », without drying out. The clay holds the water contained in meats and vegetables to cook them gently. It’s simple : no risk of burning a dish!

Secondly, the clay retains the taste of each ingredient better without altering it, and the result is a subtle blend of original flavors. Your taste buds will recommend this cooking method.

A handmade ustensil

This large cooking skillet is handmade on demand for you. It is glazed inside, for the sealing of the container, and on the outer edges and the handle. Its practical spout and round handle are characteristic of Provencal pottery. It’s made for slow cooking, with a simmer on the hob to prevent direct contact with the heat.

As a precaution, we advise you to absolutely avoid thermal shocks that can alter the ceramic.

Useful and beautiful

A traditional pottery is always an object we love. This terracotta skillet can be kept handy on a worktop because it’s also decorative. It’s one of the culinary pottery kitchenware of Vallauris that we offer in the catalog: you can match the saucepan with lid, the Provencal skillet, and why not the genuine Provencal daubiere

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Data sheet
2 in, 2.8 in, 4 in
5.9 in, 8.7 in, 11.8 in
1.3 lb, 4.3 lb, 7 lb


1 - Before first use (culinary terracotta only)

Before using your culinary pottery for the first time, we recommend to soak your pottery and its cover overnight in cold water and then to air dry thoroughly.

Then rub it with a clove of garlic and let stand for at least 5 hours.

Before use, clean it by hand, preferably with liquid Marseille soap or a diluted commercial detergent. Once dry, your terracotta pottery is ready to use.

2 - To avoid thermal shocks

Glazed terracotta and earthenware, like any ceramic, are materials sensitive to thermal shocks and can be damaged irreparably. Here are some tips to avoid breakage.

  • 1st tip: Not empty!
    Never heat or reheat a pottery utensil when it is empty. We recommend placing preparations or food inside, or at least a glass of water, before placing your dishes in the oven or on a cooking source.
  • 2nd tip: Cold start
    Whatever the heat source, you should always start your cooking in a cold oven, or on a small fire with a heat diffuser. Covered pottery retains heat and loses very little energy. You can heat up slowly. The earth gently cooks the stewed preparations, giving them back their water. These remain soft and tasty. There is no point in raising the temperature sharply. If you adhere to this principle, you can simmer unattended for a long time. Finally, do not use your pottery for quick cooking (roasting meat, for example). It is not appropriate. Prefer utensils made of iron, cast iron, etc, instead.
  • 3rd tip: Do not put on a cold surface after cooking
    Provide a tea towel, a cork or wooden trivet, and avoid placing it directly on a work surface. The temperature difference between very hot terracotta and a cold surface could create a shock causing cracking. Likewise, never pass from the oven to the refrigerator or vice versa. It would be fatal for your ceramic. Also, do not leave your terracotta or earthenware dish next to a cooking point. The proximity of a very hot temperature can crack the ceramic.

3 - How to clean your pottery

Even if you are using the dishwasher, you must handle your dishes avoiding any shocks. For hand cleaning, avoid metal pads and abrasive sponges. It is better to use natural detergents, such as Marseille soap products. Always rinse thoroughly, especially for utensils that have an unglazed part. You must allow your ceramic to dry completely before storing it. Place the lid separately, or staggered to prevent airtight closing while your dishes are resting. This will help prevent mold, as the terracotta retains moisture.

Thanks to these recommendations, you will rediscover the true flavor of your recipe in this natural earth, and the pleasure of sharing it at dinner.

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I'm sorry to say but again my order came broken. The handle was broken off. I love the skillet - the design - the glaze - but I can not use it as it suppose to be used. I have sent pictures to prove the claim and hope that I a replacement will be sent to me.


Yes, your new skillet is almost ready to ship. So sorry!


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