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Glazed Terra Cotta Tagine

Our handsome terra cotta tagine makes it easy to prepare a variety of tantalizing Moroccan meals. Traditionally used by nomads as portable ovens for making stews over charcoal fires, the tagine is ideal for both cooking and serving. Safe for stovetop...Read More

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Our handsome terra cotta tagine makes it easy to prepare a variety of tantalizing Moroccan meals. Traditionally used by nomads as portable ovens for making stews over charcoal fires, the tagine is ideal for both cooking and serving.

Safe for stovetop (when used with a diffuser) or oven up to 390°F, this ceramic cookware doubles as a beautiful serving dish—care should be taken to protect your table as the base will be very hot. Seasoning before use is recommended as it will remove any earthenware taste and strengthen your tagine.

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  • Makes it easy to create delicious Moroccan meals at home
  • Low, indirect heat slowly simmers food, resulting in rich, complex flavors
  • Transforms tough cuts of meats into exceptionally tender dishes
  • Conical-shaped lid preserves moisture and enhances circulation, infusing food with spices and flavors

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  • Manufacturer: Sur La Table®
  • Material: Terra cotta
  • Dimensions: 8.5" or 12.5" diameter
  • Use: Safe for stovetop (when used with a diffuser) or oven up to 390°F
  • Care: Hand wash only. For best results, season before use:
  • Submerge tagine in water for at least 1 hour
  • Rub the inside of the base and lid with olive oil
  • Put in a cold oven and set temperature to 300°F and leave for 2 hours
  • Remove from oven and leave to cool
  • When completely cool, wash in warm soapy water and dry with a clean cloth.Your tagine is now ready to use
  • Made in Portugal, exclusively for Sur La Table
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Customer Reviews

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Outstanding value. . .
If you are a ""clay lover,"" you cannot do better than this cooker. I purchased the large tagine several months ago and have used it a couple dozen times for all sorts of dishes.

I've used it for meat; veggies; and, soups & stews; and, for virtually every cuisine in the world. . .from East to West and ""side-trips"" north and south.

It occupies a prominent spot in my kitchen . . .alongside a dozen or so clay (ceramic) cookers of all sizes and shapes.

A note to ""newbies"". . .The glazed finish makes ""clean-up"" simple and easy. (""Old-timers"" already know this<smile>
January 6, 2011
Most authentic for a real Moroccan cooking!
This is a great tajine that is most similar to what you would get at a real souk in Morocco. We have tried to bring back tajines from Morocco but the lid always breaks. My husband is Moroccan and we cook tajines often. He says that this one from Sur la table is fantastic and cooks very well. I agree from the tajines that I have tasted at his families home. Yes the top is a little hard to grasp but if you just use a dishtowel to help it works great. Don't be fancy and buy those other ones be authentic and cook with clay! We love ours!
September 28, 2011
so easy
i have been using mine weekly for a year and never 'seasoned' it! oops. i washed with sudsy warm water , rubbed with oiland let er rip. i always set the loaded tagineon my electric burner coldand then set on low.when i smell.it is ready.never take the lid off and i add no liquids. i start with porkloin medallions cubed,lamb,chicken, beef,whichever,add one onion,one apple, a yellow potato, afewsprinkled raisins,i have even cut plums in hunks. the trick is to hunk all in one-two inch cubes,make a pyramid and put the lid on. it makes it's own broth to steam,and one slight tspn of olive oil and the seasoning for the dish.i kept reordering the small packets of seasoning until i just read the engredients and made a big batch ofmy own and sealed it as any spice mixture. pork/apple, chicken/dried apricots, lamb/dried figs, beef tenderloin/pluots,plums etc.anything goes well in this with the seasoning. the food doesn't cook to mush and the taste is incredible. i buy a whole porkloin and slice 2in medallions to freeze individualy. i am single. the small size tagine cooks enough for two hefty portions/meals. i never turn up from low and it is a short cooking time. when i take the lid off,i have a beautiful pyramid of food ready to serve as is. plenty of veggies and the right partion of meat. i have also cooked just meat chunks and served over rice or cousous .packed away my slow cookers. this thing is great
November 27, 2012
Junk!
This is the poorest example of a classic tagine I have ever used.
I bought 1 dozen less than 9 months ago for use in my restaurant. We don't use them for cooking or for even heating tagines, just for serving and presentation on the table. The tagines are very poorly made, poorly glazed and hardly fired at all. The glaze tended to crack and peel after just 2-3 uses and the entire tagine bowls as well as the lids chipped and cracked after just a few uses. Do yourself a favor and buy something authentic, well-made and properly glazed. These are complete junk and useless
December 13, 2012
Over a year of use and still perfect
I bought one of these over a year ago and have been using regularly, slow cooking on the stove top followed with lower heat broil in the stove. After falling in love with the Tagine concept I decided to buy a larger model of a different way more expensive brand. To my surprise, this cheaper model is by far better than the fancy brand. It is better designed and the little hole in the lid I find essential to release just enough pressure not to leak the juice from the sides. Actually, after my experience with both I managed to make a similar hole in the expensive brand so it would't leak on the stove top. The food comes out very nice. I have to emphasize, however, that I use it very carefully and use a flame diffuser underneath. Moreover, I now bought another one for our vacation home which has an electric stove top and still worked very well. For the price and the quality (no cracks what so ever) you can't go wrong.
August 25, 2014
This is great!
I seasoned it before using and have had no problems at all. The foods taste exactly as I had over seas. I am happy to have this in my kitchen now.
April 30, 2013
Just made first delicious tagine!
This tagine is my new favorite pot! We just made a spectacularly flavored lamb tagine, and the vessel performs perfectly. You absolutely must season it as instructed, and we also bought a cast-iron heat diffuser - highly recommended. As for the lid, I used my jar lifter tongs. Not a problem. Bottom line, this tagine along with the ""Easy Tagine"" cookbook will enable you to make some seriously outstanding meals
December 28, 2013
It's a cracker
My wife purchased this Tagine for me for Christmas and so far I've used it twice, creating fantastic meals from the book, "Easy Tagine."

Now for the quality of the product. I seasoned the tagine per the instructions and purchased a heat diffuser before it's first use. The first time I used the tagine I allowed about 20 minutes for it to heat, slowing turning up the flame a bit at a time. Then I added the butter.

Ping!

A small crack. Then I added the chicken thighs to brown.

Ping! Ping! Ping! Ping!

I decided it would be best to heat the water in the microwave near boiling and then poured it in slowly.

PING!

Now liquid was slowing coming out the bottom of the tagine until it apparently cauterized.

I used the milk technique to repair the cracks (12 in all as long as 10 inches) and that seemed to hold. During the second use, I gave it 45 minutes to heat and ultimately added another crack or two.

My verdict: this product is too delicate to use for cooking and should instead be used out of the box as a planter or placed on your display shelf along with cookbooks to make you look like a gourmet. Whether you choose to cook with this tagine or simply throw it off your roof onto your driveway, the end result will most likely be the same.
January 16, 2016
I loved this product, however it didn't last very long. I knew this was a possibility with anything clay. it is a great way for some one to fall in love with Tagines. My next Tagine will be of a sturdier model.
July 22, 2014
Great Product/Customer Service
Love the Product but even more love the customer service!! I had a couple Tagines arrive broken 2 outta 24 but when I called to get them replaced the service was professional and fast. I did not have to wait to talk to a rep. and they replaced the Tagines no problem! LOVE THIS COMPANY!!
March 26, 2014
 

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Why did you choose this?
Sur La Table Store
Lead-free, glazed and reviews
T S on Sep 23, 2016
I HAVE PURCHASED THIS FOR OUR SON, AND TOTALLY LOVES IT, I'M NOW PURCHASING FOR MY DAUGHTER
CONNIE C on Aug 25, 2016
Lead-free, glazed and reviews
T S on Sep 23, 2016
So ... honestly? Cost. I'm a single person who loves to cook but hates having big pots and also having to pay a lot for cookware that's "too much" for what I need. In this case, I was searching for well-regarded and -rated cookware for more international fare, as well as have fun! while cooking. This small tagine seems perfect for a single/two-person household and will not be limited to just making Moroccan/African dishes, since any stew one could make in a Dutch oven could be made in this!
Paulette H on Aug 25, 2016
I HAVE PURCHASED THIS FOR OUR SON, AND TOTALLY LOVES IT, I'M NOW PURCHASING FOR MY DAUGHTER
CONNIE C on Aug 25, 2016
a gift for a friend
Deborah L on Aug 21, 2016
birthday presents
Sarah M on Aug 18, 2016
The price seems reasonable. I have never used one of these and want to try one.
S M on Jul 3, 2016
Gift to inspire a friend who has a Moroccan cookbook I gave her but has never used it.
Tina S on Jun 17, 2016
We received this as a wedding gift, we love it, and now we're picking up another as a housewarming gift for someone else.
Celeste S on Jun 2, 2016
wanted onhe for awhile
Ronni G on May 9, 2016
My husband is using it to proof his bread starter.....much prettier than what he was using before...haha
James S on Apr 22, 2016
I love mine and this is a gift for my sister
Darleen B on Apr 18, 2016
size for two persons, made in Portugal, lead free
Malcolm M on Apr 15, 2016
Loved the smaller version...
Hoping I will be as happy with the larger Tagine...
Moist and tasty foods!
Pat A on Apr 14, 2016
using for my restaurant to served morocco style dishes
Eric M on Mar 31, 2016
I have been buying these single serving tagines for years as they are functional and attractive.
Lisa B on Mar 24, 2016
I have the same model & love it. This second tagine will be gifted to my friend who loves to be creative in the kitchen!
Emma J on Mar 20, 2016
This is part of a wedding gift for my son and daughter in law. She is vegetarian and will love experimenting with Moroccan food.
Nick and Alex S on Mar 17, 2016
just returned from morocco
Barbara B on Mar 4, 2016
I would like to make Tagine dishes
Jin F on Feb 21, 2016
We broke our last tagine and needed a replacement. We love to cook "one pot" dishes with chicken, lamb, beef, or fish in the tagine. It cooks gently and makes meat super tender.
ERIN W on Feb 19, 2016
purchased as a gift for someone who loves indian food
Cynthia S on Jan 1, 2016
I bought one of these and loved it, but unfortunately, I dropped a pan on it and broke a piece of it off. After gluing the piece back on, it worked for another year, but finally, the piece broke off again while in use, and I decided to get a new one! Very happy with my tagine!
Karl P on Dec 29, 2015
I have had one for several years and I use it at least once a week. Very simple method of cooking and can use any type of spicing you like not just for classic Tagine recipes.
stephanie m on Dec 6, 2015
on wedding registry for our dear family friends
marie g on Dec 5, 2015
It was a request for a Christmas gift.
Regina P on Nov 28, 2015
I love mine. My daughter borrows it. I think she will be delighted to have her own. :-)
WALTER W. H on Nov 11, 2015
This tagine is authentic and works wonderfully. It is very important to follow the instructions on how to season this piece of pottery. I've found that it works best on a glass top stove if you use a diffuser. I'm buying this one because we chipped our old one we'd had for many years.
Debbie T on Oct 31, 2015
I wwant to try cooking this kind of meal and I got the small size because I eat alone a lot. Doing different cuisines makes my solo eating more interesting
Joyce M on Aug 25, 2015
Recommended
SUSAN A on Aug 2, 2015
to cook up bounty of summer vegetables from garden
WYNNE F on Jul 30, 2015
I want to make traditional Moroccan foods
Ray E on Jun 27, 2015
Recipe we've been wanting to try calls for a Tagine.
Maria K on Jun 20, 2015
because my mother in law bought it for me and I loved it and just broke the top so Im immediately replacing it!
caroline c on Jun 13, 2015
My sons birthday
Katherine C on Apr 18, 2015
Making cous cous and this is the tagine I needed!!
Alda R on Apr 1, 2015
Price was the major factor, now we will see what wonderful dishes I can create.
INGRID N on Mar 31, 2015
My niece raises organic chickens and it would be the perfect gift for cooking moist poultry.
STEPHEN C on Mar 20, 2015
Gift for a friend who has never used one before so the affordability was attractive along with it being made of terra cotta.
Monica L on Mar 6, 2015
Great Vessel for Moroccan cooking
Zeneida M on Feb 27, 2015
Need a gift for son who loves to spend time in the kitchen cooking Mediteranian cuisine
Judith D on Feb 18, 2015
my old one cracked
O L on Feb 7, 2015
Large size, low price, reputable dealer.
Larry W on Feb 7, 2015
just what I've been looking for! an inexpensive Tagine
Robin B on Feb 5, 2015
What a bargain! You can't find another Tagine anywhere on the web for this price, not even Morocco!
FRANKLIN E on Feb 2, 2015
Good reviews. Great price for trying this dish first time.
jovie p on Jan 26, 2015
My brother went to Morocco and bought me back a little one, which is just for show. I like for form and function -- so even if not in use, it will look nice in my kitchen
Errika K on Jan 26, 2015
recommended by a friend
Susan W on Jan 20, 2015
the best one for all I looked at for the price
Penelope M on Dec 15, 2014
Christmas gift for someone who cooks/bakes often.
Sarah K on Dec 9, 2014
My daughter is coming to visit and she likes morraccan cuisine.
Lisa W on Dec 8, 2014
So ... honestly? Cost. I'm a single person who loves to cook but hates having big pots and also having to pay a lot for cookware that's "too much" for what I need. In this case, I was searching for well-regarded and -rated cookware for more international fare, as well as have fun! while cooking. This small tagine seems perfect for a single/two-person household and will not be limited to just making Moroccan/African dishes, since any stew one could make in a Dutch oven could be made in this!
Paulette H on Aug 25, 2016
a gift for a friend
Deborah L on Aug 21, 2016
Is the glaze of the tagine lead-free?

I'm very interested in this terra cotta tagine, but I'm worried about the glaze, as some glaze contains high lead levels. I need to know this before I put an order.Thanks
A shopper on Jan 1, 2012
BEST ANSWER: I've been using this particular tagine for about three years. . .No adverse effects, yet! I understand that the manufacturer ""certifies"" the glaze to be ""lead free"" and that it also meets California standards (the highest in the nation. . .?
Can you use this directly on the electric stove top?
A shopper on Feb 2, 2011
BEST ANSWER: Yes you can but never use a high heat or the tajine will crack-
Does it need to be soak for 1 hr before each use or only the first time?
A shopper on Mar 24, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Cook an appetizing Moroccan meal in this handsome terra cotta tagine. Safe for the stovetop and the oven up to 400°F, this ceramic cookware is also a beautiful server for your entrée. For best results, cure before using and hand wash. Instructions included. Made in Portugal

You should only need to soak this Tagine for 1 hour prior to the first use. It is not necessary to soak it everytime time.
How many quarts does this tagine hold?
A shopper on Jan 3, 2015
BEST ANSWER: A quart and a half!
Gas Cooktop Use

Can you use directly on the fire or must you use a diffuser.
A shopper on Jun 25, 2011
BEST ANSWER: Cook an appetizing Moroccan meal in this handsome terra cotta tagine. Safe for the stovetop and the oven up to 400°F. I recommend using a diffuser with this item it you plan on using it on a gas stove. This ceramic cookware is also a beautiful server for your entrée. For best results, cure before using and hand wash.
what is the height, including base and cover
A shopper on Mar 27, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The 8 1/2"" tagine is 7 1/2"" high.The 13"" tagine is 10"" high
We are having trouble with the lid when hot. I am afraid of dropping it. It is hard to hold. Any suggestions?
A shopper on Feb 8, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I use a special oven gloves that are made to withstand very high temperatures.
I'm Indian and I was wondering how this Tagine would work for cooking curries. Any idea?
A shopper on May 2, 2012
BEST ANSWER: It should work great for Indian food. Typically you cook with a lower heat in a tagine. Heat the oil or ghee as you normally would, and brown the meat and spice paste as you normally do. When it's time to add the liquid, you might need to experiment with the amount since the tagine keeps the steam in and you may need to use less liquid
how to cure terra cotta tagine

instructions were absent from packaging
A shopper on Sep 14, 2011
BEST ANSWER: Seasoning your tagine for first useThis is not essential but will remove any earthenware 'taste' and strengthen your tagine.Tagine is the Moroccan word that refers to both the unique glazed earthenware vessel with a distinctive conical lid and also the food prepared in it.Traditionally used by nomads as portable ovens over charcoal braziers for making stews, usually containing meat, the tagine is used for both cooking and serving, but care should be taken to protect your table when using the tagine as a serving dish as the base will be very hot.Seasoning/Curing your new Tagine1. The new tagine needs to be submerged in water for at least 1 hour.2. Rub the inside of the base and lid with olive oil.3. Put in a cold oven and set temperature to 150C (gas mark 2) and leave for 2 hours.4. Remove from oven and leave to cool.5. When completely cool, wash in warm soapy water and dry with a clean cloth.6. Your tagine is now ready to use.I am including a link that has a lot of great information about the Tagine as well as a few very good recipes.http://www.maroque.co.uk/tagine.asp
How to use a tagine on top of stove

where can I get an instruction book / recipe book for the Tagines? I ordered 4, which were propmpty delivered, but no instructions on how to use them. except to soak in water before the first use. Do I have to soak them for 12 hours before each use? I used them in the oven once, because I did not know what heat to cook with on top of my glass top stove.Please let me know where I can get the instruction/cook book. Thanks, ,Maxin
A shopper on Jan 24, 2011
BEST ANSWER: Please contact customer service at 1-800-243-0852 and one of our representatives can get an instruction/recipe booklet sent to you immediately.
Is the 13"" model big enough for a family of 5
A shopper on Aug 20, 2013
BEST ANSWER: Yes, this is big enough to serve 5 people
Can this tagine be used on a woodstove?
A shopper on Oct 26, 2011
BEST ANSWER: yes. i load mine with the food, and then place it on the least hottest part of the stove and let it all come up to hot. if it needs more heat, move it to the hotter part of top of stove.soak regularly to keep it from becoming brittle and don't forget to oil for misture.it absorbs the olive oil i rub onto it. i use both sizes and have cooked anything and everything in them. better than electric slowcookers that make mush out of eveything, and on an open wood outdoor fire also
I just got my tagine. I thought that the inside of the lid would be unglazed so as to better absorb flavors. Given that the tagine is 100% glazed, the seasoning instructions don't make sense. What does soaking accomplish since it is glazed?
A shopper on Jan 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hello,

First of all, u should follow the beginning instructions. After many uses, the glaze will be less because this is what happened to my tagine. After each time I cook in it, I put it in the water for a while. Then, I put a hot water with half lemon and leave it boiling on the stove for a while, so the lemon mist clean the tagin from the seasoning a d lesser the glaze.

I hope that I answered ur question. If u have any questions, feel free to ask
How many quarts does the larger size 12.5" hold?
Dorothy L on Sep 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It depends on what you are cooking, a quart of juice and the rest in meat and vegetables you will get over two quarts, You have to experiment. I like juice when cooking a roast for gravey, less with Chicken, If just for helping the vegetables to cook, along with the meat follow the recipie in the tangine cookbooks till you get use to how it works and then experiment with your own recipies. I have bought one for everyone in the family, and got them a cookbook, but this makes the best pot roast, baked chicken, and the fact that you can cook the veggies at the same time, the lamb is to die for.
any experience using on induction cooktop? I would plan to use a cast iron diffuser. is the the diffuser size critical? Thanks
A shopper on Oct 11, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Induction requires steel cookware. Tagines are designed for charcoal or gas burners.
How do I season a tagine?
A shopper on May 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: TAGINE SEASONING
In order to use your cooking tagine and get optimum taste from your recipes, it is highly recommended if not, mandatory that it is seasoned before initial use.

Please follow these simple instructions below for maximum results:
The new tagine needs to be first submerged in water for at least 1 hour.
Rub the inside of the base and lid with olive oil.
Preheat your oven at 350 F and bake your new tagine for 2 hours.

This process will strengthen your tagine and insure addition of a distinct flavor that tagine lovers seek at every use. Please re-season if unused for over 6 months.

TAGINE CLEANING
It is recommended that you hand wash your tagine, as it has not been tested for dish wash machines. Do not leave submerged in soapy water.

NOTE
Tagines sometimes may look chipped on the sides or the top. As tagines are being fired in traditional kilns, they may stick to each other and they are hand separated, which leaves the impression of a chip. Please understand that this is a normal occurence and in no way is a defect. These tagines are hand-made using basic tools and in somewhat primitive conditions. Small imperfections, such as tight fits and natural color variations are to be expected and valued as part of the non-industrial beauty of the product.

Most tagines do not have a hole punched on the lid and its presence makes no difference. It is merely a design preference.
Hello. I see a post from 2012 regarding the tagine being lead free, I called the Sur La Table store and no where on the box does it say lead free. Is it lead free or not?
Thanks
Michele P on Feb 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes it is.
when you put this tagine in the oven - for curing first, and for cooking later - do you leave the top on? or do you just put the bottom part in the oven (for curing and cooking )?
Jessica F on Aug 21, 2014
BEST ANSWER: This should be put in the oven--both for seasoning & cooking--with the lid on it.
Curing

After soaking the tagine overnight do I need to let it dry out (and if so for how long) before rubbing the insides with olive oil?Thanks
A shopper on Dec 28, 2013
BEST ANSWER: Yes, this tagine needs to dry before rubbing it with oil. I would give it at least 24 hrs to dry completely
 

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