For general washing, wait until the clay pot cools. Then wash it in warm water with a very small amount of dishwashing liquid and rinse thoroughly.
Be sure to let the pot dry completely.
For hard to remove residue or to do a thorough cleaning, allow the clay pot to soak overnight in the sink with water and ¼ cup baking soda.
A dishwashing brush or a light scrubbing pad (such as a white Scotch Brite ® or a Chore Girl ®) may be used.
Burned on food may be softened by filling the pot with warm water and allowing it to soak for several hours. Then, wash with detergent and warm water and rinse thoroughly.
If odors build up in the pot due to oily or spicy foods, fill it with warm water and add 2 tablespoons of baking soda. Allow to soak overnight then wash normally.
Wash using a brush or nonmetallic scrubbing pad. Follow this treatment after cooking fish or foods with strong seasoning.
The clay pot is safe for use in automatic dishwashers, but water scale may develop due to the drying cycle. This is not harmful but may be removed with a solution of half and half vinegar and water.
Note that this is an unglazed pot, and some change in coloration with use is to be expected.