Soapstone Kitchen Containers (Maakal)

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Soapstone Kitchen Containers (Maakal)
Estimated delivery date between 13-Mar-2020 to 18-Mar-2020

About Zishta Soapstone Kitchen Containers (Maakal)

  • Storing salt, tamarind, pickles or setting curd: Zishta maakal (soapstone) containers provide the most natural and aesthetic alternative to make your kitchen traditional and authentic.
  • Soapstone retains heat for hours, it behaves like a casserole and can be used to keep food warm.
  • The traditional maakal containers are used to make the tastiest & thick curd. Curd sets within 4-5 hours as soapstone retains heat.
  • Zishta soapstone cookware are made of the highest quality stone, has the right density and structure, higher content of calcium, hard and no artificial colours used. Zishta hand crafted soapstone cookware are brought to you from the authentic traditional artisans of Tamil Nadu.
  • Zishta soapstone utensils are tested in NABL accredited laboratory and comply with EU standards for Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS)
  • A traditional cookware that fits perfectly in modern kitchen.Bring Zishta soapstone container to your kitchen and feel the difference!

Product Specifications

1.0000 Kg
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All our products are handcrafted and this results in each product being unique and slightly different from each other and therefore will have minor variations on dimensions & weight.

  • The distinct taste and flavour of curd comes from setting it in traditional soapstone vessel: Kalchatti. One more age old traditional vessel passed on for several generations. 
  • Kalchatti is made of stone (soap stone) from the earth and is designed to retain heat. The natural minerals are imparted and thereby providing the right supplements and nutrition. 
  • We bring this back from last generation of artisans toiling 16 hours a day to make the best Kalchattis.
  • This starts from extracting the rough small block of soapstone from the mine and chiselling the vessel out of it.
  • The roughly chiselled containers are then loaded on the spinning platform which is either manually peddled or run using a slow motor (just like a lathe) and with a fine chisel and sand paper the surface is smoothened to the shape of a container vessel. 
  • Sets thick & tasty curd in 4-5 hours.
  • Store salt, tamarind or pickles in it. .
  • Use as casserole to keep food warm for 3-4 hours.
  • No harmful chemicals. Tested for quality.
  • This cannot be used on the gas stove and can be used only for the purposes mentioned.
  • Use regular cleaning products. Refrain from using steel wired scrubs
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