Our multi-functional Utility Crocks serve many uses.
Traditionally, and before the advent of refrigeration, crocks were used in American kitchens to hold foodstuffs such as butter, salted meats and pickled vegetables. The crocks were invariably made of stoneware, a durable, economical ceramic that remains water-tight, even without a glaze. They are excellent for preserving vegetables, such as cucumbers for pickling, and cabbage for sauerkraut. (Crocks filled with food for fermentation purposes should be kept in cool, dry environments, which allows the fruits and vegetables to ferment naturally.)
Our preserving crocks can also be used for everyday purposes, such as pantry storage and kitchen containers. Some of them are even size appropriate to be used as pet feeders.
We carry six sizes of Ohio Stoneware preserving crocks, preserving weights, and preserving covers. They are all available in 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 10 Gallon sizes... and they are all sold separately, except in the case of our two starter kits. When purchasing crocks, covers, and weights separately, keep in mind that the lid size and weight size should match the crock size. For example, the 1 Gallon Crock has a 1 Gallon Cover and a set of 1 Gallon weights, both sized to fit the 1 Gallon Crock.
Our 1 Gallon Utility Crock has a 1 Gallon Cover and a 1 Gallon set of weights. And our 2 Gallon Utility Crock has a 2 Gallon Cover and a 2 Gallon set of weights. All other sizes of utility crocks have no lids or weights.
All of our products, including our crocks, covers, and weights, are fired at a high temperature for durability! Finished with Lead-Free, Food-Safe Glaze. Ready to use. Easy to clean. Will not retain the food’s flavors. Microwave safe. Oven safe. Dishwasher safe. American Made by Ohio Stoneware in Zanesville, Ohio!