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La Chamba is well known throughout South America and is used in many top restaurants for preparing, cooking and serving traditional dishes. The origins of this cookware can be traced back over 700 years to vases and pitchers found in archeological sites.
La Chamba is still made in the traditional way, in a small village in the Andes, where the intensive manufacturing process is handed down from mother to daughter.

First the local black clay is mixed with sand and water and from that each piece is moulded, trimmed and smoothed
by hand. The vessels are coated in a fine terracotta glaze and are then left to dry in the sun.
After drying, the surface is rubbed and polished by hand with semi-precious stones. It is this intensive polishing that gives La Chamba its natural patina and sheen.
The cookware is placed inside large earthenware vessels and fired in kilns. This process changes the terracotta surface to black. As you would expect, colours and shape variations are typical of a hand-crafted product.

Prior to first use-
Thoroughly clean with mild detergent to remove any residue that may be present from the firing process. Fill each piece ¾ full with water and place in the oven for 30 minutes at 200oC. This process allows La Chamba items to seal. However, due to the porous nature of
the cookware, a complete seal is sometimes achieved only after items have been used several times for cooking.

La Chamba cookware is safe for use on the stove, in the oven, microwave and under the grill. La Chamba cookware can be used over direct heat-gas, on the barbeque and even an open flame. Wooden utensils are recommended.

Shipping & Returns

Permission to Return and to Receive Credit
We will accept return of merchandise ONLY IF IN SALEABLE CONDITION and notification is within 7 days of receipt .We will Issue Credit to your account or Credit Card in Australian dollars. For unwanted merchandise the cost of return shipping shall be the responsibility of the customer.

Damaged or Incorrect Merchandise
We will, upon your request, replace any merchandise that is received in damaged condition or as a result of a picking error. No material will be accepted or replacements issued without prior approval to return such merchandise. Filing of claims will be our responsibility.