Brazilian Barroca Soapstone is one of the kinds that truly represents “the classic soapstone”. Very traditional in nature and inspired from the Mariana region of Brazil with a beautiful light gray, turning charcoal black with occasional white veining after curing with oil. True to the fact, that it is very ideal material for Cookware that can be placed directly to use on Gas, Oven, Electric, Wood Fire, Charcoal, Grill and also on the Induction Cooktop with a heat adapter plate.
Now before you start cooking, your soapstone pots and pans first needs to be cured to give it the longest life possible. The absorption of the oil by the soapstone pots will also leave it with a non-stick finish making it easy to clean and long lasting. Whichever technique you use, the principal of curing is to saturate the thick walls of the stone to prevent moisture and strong flavors from penetrating into the stone.
There are many techniques for seasoning or curing soap stone cookware , we follow the Brazilian way, you are welcome to send us yours if you have any other ones too!