Our classic round cast iron steamer kettle features a honeycomb top and a durable, rust-resistant finish. The steamer will retain its good looks for years. Will not be harmed if it runs dry. 3 qt. capacity. Matte black.
Cast iron steamer kettle Features honeycomb top and rust-resistant finish 3 quart capacity Matte black
Size 11-1/4"L x 8-1/2"W x 4-1/4"H
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Comments about Product: We used to have a steamer kettle before, but we lost it somewhere. When I saw this in the catalog, I knew it would be perfect. It does a wonderful job of keeping the family room moisturized, and helps with keeping the house warm too.
Comments about Product: The kettle works well, but it has a serious design problem with the handle. The handle fits into a small dent in the body of a very heavy kettle. It came off the first time we used it and nearly broke my wife's foot. That part should be redesigned with a more positive attachment scheme.
Comments about Product: We gave it as a gift and the recipients are using it to hydrate their house by putting it (full of water) on top of their wood burning stove. I'm glad it holds a good amount of water
Comments about Product: The steam kettle looks great on our woodstove and does provide moisture. Unfortunatley there were no instructions included suggesting how to prevent it from rusting. Would have prefered to purchase a product made in the USA rather than an import from China.
Comments about Product: While I love the look of this simple steamer, after our first winter using it on our new wood stove it has rusted at the end of the spout, on the edges of the lid, and all around the top opening. So much for being rust-resistant!
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The Olla: A Brief History
Olla (Spanish, pronounced “oh-ya”) jars have been around since ancient times. Made of unglazed ceramic, ollas traditionally have short, narrow necks with wider bodies, and are made in a variety of shapes. They have been used for thousands of years for cooking, storage, and plant irrigation.
When used to irrigate plants, an olla is buried neck-deep in the ground near a plant’s roots, with the opening of the olla extended above the soil so that it can be filled with water periodically. The porous walls of the unglazed pottery allow the water to seep through gradually, constantly and consistently hydrating the plants without overwatering them – and without wasting precious water to evaporation or runoff.
The use of ollas for irrigation was introduced to the American Southwest by Spanish conquistadors during Colonial times, becoming very common among Native American tribes and Hispanic settlers. Though the technique gave way to more modern methods of irrigation some time ago, its superior efficiency, coupled with its simplicity, has caused it to make a comeback. Though the technique has changed little since its introduction, today’s ollas are usually capped off, making them even more water-efficient.
Perfect for home gardens, Ollas are a super-easy, eco-friendly, less time-consuming way to water annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetables and plants of all kinds in dry, sandy soil, very hot or drought-prone areas, raised beds, and even pots, planters and hanging baskets. Fill the olla before you leave on a short vacation to enjoy worry-free watering – and a smaller water bill!