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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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Features Hide

  • 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

Specifications Show

  • Manufacturer: Sur La Table®
  • Material: Terra cotta
  • Dimensions: 8.5" or 12.5" diameter
  • Made in Portugal, exclusively for Sur La Table

Care & Usage Show

  • Hand wash only. For best results, season before use:
  • Safe for stovetop (when used with a diffuser) or oven up to 390°F
  • 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
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Customer Reviews

3.7 / 5.0
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Glazed Terra Cotta Tagine
July 10, 2019
3 months ago
They did well
March 15, 2019
7 months ago
While using for first time, bottom shirred off with a popping noise- leaving me with chicken tagine everywhere
September 8, 2018
I loved this tagine so much, I gave an identical one to a friend, who loves it so much she seems to cook in it near daily. One important tip before using: Submerge the entire tagine base and lid under water for 24 hours before using. (We had to do this in a bathtub in order to completely cover the lid.) This helps "season" the tagine so that it amazingly cleans easily as teflon! Another tip: Don't be put off by complicated tagine recipes - the best advice I got from an expert was: tagine cooking should be fast and simple; chop veggies, put in tagine with lid on and bake!
February 15, 2018
1 year ago
Excellent product and outstanding service. A++
June 1, 2017
over 2 years ago
more trouble than its worth.
I purchased this from the store in KC. I didn't discover until looking for recipes online that it required seasoning and a diffuser for use on a gas or electric cooktop.
Ordered the diffuser only to learn the diffuser can't be used on glass or ceramic cook tops.

So...the tagine cannot be used on most cooktops.... Not sure I have seen one that isn't glass or ceramic...
January 28, 2017
over 2 years ago
Have used this beautiful cooking pot several times now and every dish has been delicious. It is magical for cooking ayurvedically! I purchased a diffuser to be able to use it on my electric burner. This tagine was bigger than I expected, which was quite nice. Just right for 2-4 people. I love the shape. It was easy to season. While all my pots and pans are put away this one lives on the counter where I can admire it. It inspires me to make more fresh meals. I like that it is not metal as I am trying to limit my use of cooking in metals. It makes me more thoughtful about food preparation and the energy we put into our food when we are joyful. I am very happy with this new toy!
July 27, 2016
over 3 years ago
Awful waste of money!
We bought this tagine along with a $25 diffuser. It cracked on the second use. Do not waste your money! I am so disappointed, as Sur la Table has such a good reputation. This tagoine was a huge disappointment. We have spent time in Morocco, so we knew how to use this - it cracked in spite of all we did to make sure it was used correctly. Really a disappointment!
February 27, 2016
over 3 years ago
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.


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.


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 the appearance and the price. I followed directions for seasoning the tagine. Unfortunately, when I prepared my first dish, a chicken recipe, the bowl cracked in several places...totally unusable. I had heat under control, but I did add cold ingredients. The extreme cracking seemed unacceptable under any circumstances. The store offered to replace, but I didn't want to take a chance of a repeat so I received credit. What a disappointment.
January 8, 2016

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Sur La Table Store
It was a requested gift
Cathleen S on Sep 6, 2019
For true experience in Moroccan cooking.
Joyce C on Jun 8, 2019
It was a requested gift
Cathleen S on Sep 6, 2019
Great value for money plus handy to make delicious Biryani
Preeti G on Jun 16, 2019
For true experience in Moroccan cooking.
Joyce C on Jun 8, 2019
Because tagine is easy and awesome!
Suzanne J on May 11, 2019
Just got back from Morocco and learned how to cook with a tagine. Wanted an affordable and quality item!
Laura G on Apr 5, 2019
Trust the brand name and hopefully with proper “seasoning” and care the tagine will last for years.
Bridie H on Apr 1, 2019
Inexpensive starter model & user reviews.
Maha R on Mar 12, 2019
Wanted to try tagine and Moroccan recipes
Veronica B on Mar 10, 2019
Dinner party!!!!!
Stephanie K on Feb 27, 2019
I have a larger one and decided to add a smaller one to go with it.
Elizabeth Q on Feb 21, 2019
MATTHEW O on Feb 16, 2019
special dinner for 100 people.
Carol N on Jan 24, 2019
A gift for someone.
Michael K on Dec 31, 2018
I am practicing my skills on how to cook tagine and start a small business in the future. My son-in-law is a Moroccan and I loved to learn this wonderful way of cooking.
Marcelo S on Dec 19, 2018
My mom said so!
George H on Dec 15, 2018
We already have 2 Tagines and love them. Purchasing for a friend for CHristmas!
Susan S on Dec 12, 2018
child interested in global cuisine
Kelly K on Dec 11, 2018
try Moroccan recipe
jane m on Dec 7, 2018
best deal from reputable shop. Ive shopped quite a bit.
gladys c on Nov 29, 2018
i like moroccan
larry clark j on Nov 16, 2018
My previous one broke.
Paula B on Nov 9, 2018
To try new ways of cooking.<br />I like the store and even more the online sales
sergio l on May 15, 2018
Cooking class.
Ivan N on May 14, 2018
Need a second for larger crowds because the first was soooo good.
Michael P on Apr 4, 2018
Just ordered Moroccan cookbook. Wish I had combined the orders to save on shipping.
Laura S on Mar 20, 2018
I want to learn to cook with a Tangine
Dennis S on Mar 3, 2018
Value for money from a reputable store.
Anil P on Feb 26, 2018
I am expanding my horizons and want something small and affordable to try Moroccan recipes.
James L on Jan 28, 2018
I've been looking for one,and I like cooking with clay cookware
Toby H on Dec 3, 2017
Mary Beth T on Nov 11, 2017
Good reviews
Mary L on Nov 4, 2017
My husband bought me one tagine and it was so great to cook with I bought three more to make serving wonderfully cook food at dinner parties. We love them.
Brooke B on May 29, 2017
Mom loves Indian cooking
Erin R on May 9, 2017
Wedding Registry
Lisa N on Apr 25, 2017
I've been wanting one forever!
Jenifer H on Apr 24, 2017
Daughter used it in one of your cooking classes and like it.
Joy J on Apr 8, 2017
It's so authentic!
Merrill M on Apr 7, 2017
new york times recipe
deirdre b on Mar 23, 2017
Looks neat
Ramush G on Mar 20, 2017
used b4
Sal O on Mar 1, 2017
I want to start making tagine recipes.
Jacquelyn S on Feb 26, 2017
I received a giftbox with recipes and spices from Morocco, and really like the concept. Thought it would be nice to have since I don't have a slow cooker or a dutch oven.
Alex K on Jan 19, 2017
A new way to prepare meals with one cooking device.
Richard B on Jan 2, 2017
I love roasting garlic and mushrooms and this is my favorite item to do this with.
Luke W on Dec 29, 2016
Great for morrocan stews
Julio A on Dec 21, 2016
wife wanted it for christmas
rich on Dec 7, 2016
Collecting Tagines - Excellent cooking approach for pot roast and stews.
Deborah G on Dec 7, 2016
Price - just want to try out cooking with a Tagine before buying a more expensive one.
J M on Oct 31, 2016
Positive reviews on traditional tagine
Joan K on Oct 31, 2016
want to try Moroccan food and use for other recipes
Kathleen M on Oct 20, 2016
Great value for money plus handy to make delicious Biryani
Preeti G on Jun 16, 2019
Because tagine is easy and awesome!
Suzanne J on May 11, 2019
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. . .?
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.
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-

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
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
how to cure terra cotta tagine

instructions were absent from packaging
A shopper on Sep 14, 2011
BEST ANSWER: Soak it in water overnight before using-
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: There's a groove at the very top that helps the grip. Use a dry towel to cover and hold it, you can also use an oven mitt. Another way is to also lift the lid and slide it to the side so you can grab the bottom and the top, as always use a towel or mitt because the lid will be HOT.
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.
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 many people will eat of a 12.1/2 Tagine?
A shopper on Dec 28, 2018
BEST ANSWER: hi, depends on portion size but probably 4-6. My experience with the tangine was negative. The foodctastes wonderful but both my tangines cracked. I never replaced them and now use my wok instead.
My tagine has only a small hole on the side of the lid, what would be open at the top ic closed. Does this make a difference?
A shopper on Feb 20, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It should be fine. I've seen them with no hole, and I've made tagging in a sauté pan with a snug lid. Try a recipe and see how you like it. If it's too wet, you can slip a toothpick or something under the rim of the lid next time to let a bit of the steam escape. Or if it's too dry for your taste, you can plug the hole.
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 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
How much does the smaller, 81/2" tangine hold, and approximately how many servings?
Susan B on Aug 6, 2018
BEST ANSWER: When I visited Morocco, I observed restaurants using tagines similar in size to the 12.5 inch SLT tagine for cooking. Individual portions were then placed in smaller tagines, like the 8.5 inch model, which were served at the table.

I have both the 12.5 inch and 8.5 inch SLT tagines, and in my experience, the small tagine holds a single serving...two at the most.

The difference between the SLT tagines, and authentic Moroccan tagines, is that most of the Moroccan tagines were hand-made, and the interiors were un-glazed. The food absorbs some of the clay flavors from the un-glazed tagines, which imparts the desirable "earthy" flavor. Also, the unglazed interiors of the base blacken over time through repeated use, and this is also desirable. My SLT tagines rinse clean each time.

Also, the lid is difficult to grasp because the top is cylindrical with a small ridge, rather than being a flared "knob" as is the case with traditional tagines.

Overall, the SLT is a nice cooking vessel, and reasonably priced, with the limitations noted above.
Where is this made?
A shopper on Sep 1, 2017
What is the cooking volume in each Tagine. Ex, is the smaller tagine 2 qts. and the larger tagine 3 qts?
A shopper on Jun 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I have the small tagine -it holds 4 cups liquid. Since I don't put liquid in it, however, it might be more meaningful to tell you it will hold 2 chicken breasts, two drumsticks, carrots, onions and small potatoes -- a dinner for two. Having spent several weeks in Morocco, we grew to love their food and this tagline is wonderful !! The meals I make bring fond memories of our time there. Hope this helps !!
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

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.
Where is it made?
A shopper on Jul 1, 2019
I called to ask if the glaze was lead free. The sales person checked the box and the item itself and found nothing that said it was lead free. What assurance can Sur La Table give me that it is lead free glaze?
Alice D on Jun 25, 2018
BEST ANSWER: All of our products are tested and are confirmed to be lead and cadmium free.
How do I season a tagine?
A shopper on May 11, 2016
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.

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.

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?
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.


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