Characteristics of Earthenware
A feature which has made these articles popular for baking dishes is their
quality of retaining heat. They are therefore useful when preparing foods which
require a long, slow baking. Foods prepared in them keep warm longer than in
Another advantage is that food prepared in these dishes can be placed on the
table in the same dish in which it is baked.
Pottery imparts no taste to food prepared in it, unless it is chipped or crackled.
Earthenware is not impervious to air, and therefore crackers, for instance,
will become soft if kept in it.