Clean the Pataki 1926 The Minimalist Clay Baker in plenty of hot water using a brush used only for this task. If traces of food remain on the walls of the baker, it should be pre-soaked in warm water to loosen up any baked-on crust. Using warm water will cause the pores to swell up, thus preventing soapy water from entering the pores and remaining there. After using a detergent, soak the Pataki 1926 The Minimalist Clay Baker in clean warm water for a few minutes and then hold it under warm running water. This will loosen any detergent inside the pores.
Never use a cream cleaner to clean your Pataki 1926 The Minimalist Clay Baker, because it will block the pores. Use a brush only.
Cracks might be visible on products that have a glazed inner surface. This is not a fault, in fact it is a feature from glaze that enables evaporation from the pores through the glazing to occur.
After several uses, or when a buildup of fat has occurred, the baker should be washed with hot water and vinegar, and then rinsed and dried out. This process rejuvenates the baker and makes it ready for use again.
The Pataki 1926 The Minimalist Clay Baker will absorb water into its porous structure which will automatically evaporate during cooking. Pores will also fill when washing and so the dish should be thoroughly dried before being stored in a well-ventilated place. Any remaining heat in the oven can be used to dry the baker.