Rosetta Stone Kitchenware

How to Care for Soapstone Kitchenware


Before you start cooking, your cookware first needs to be cured to give it the longest life possible. Through the curing process your soapstone will reveal its individual hidden beauty and character, transforming to colours that will vary from a charcoal patina to a chocolate or golden marbling. The soapstone’s absorption of the oil will also leave it with a non-stick finish making it easy to clean.

There are many techniques for seasoning or curing soapstone kitchenware, below is ours, you are welcome to send us yours! Whichever technique you use, the principal of curing is to saturate the ENTIRE thickness of the stone. 'Oiling' or curing prevents moisture and strong flavours from penetrating the stone.


To ensure that your cookware is a delight to cook with for many years...
Follow these simple steps:

  1. Wash your cookware in plain hot water, dry thoroughly.
  2. Rub your favourite vegetable cooking oil (olive oil being our favourite) over the entire surface of the pot or pan, inside and out.
  3. Allow the cookware to rest in the oven at 200°F for 20 minutes; this step will allow the oil to penetrate the pores in the stone creating a smooth non-stick finish.
    Note: Coconut Oil is not recommended for curing.
  4. Repeat steps 1 thru 3. Then allow the cookware to cool.
  5. Fill the pot with water and bring to a boil. Discard water and allow the pot to cool down.
  6. Wash gently with soapy water and rinse.
  7. Dab the entire inner surface of your pot with a little oil after every wash.

Your soapstone cookware is now ready for its culinary lifetime!

For more information on Curing Your Soapstone.