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What is the best way to use my Loftin Oyster shell stoneware?
Loftin Oysters can be used on both gas and charcoal grills as well as in the oven.
How should I prep Loftin Oyster shells for cooking?
Loftin Oyster shell stoneware is just like any other pot or pan so you want to lightly spray the shells with cooking oil before spooning in the raw oyster.
What temperature should I cook my shells on?
It is best to cook on medium to high heat. When building a fire with charcoal, build it to medium heat and cook with the shells 6 inches from the coals. On a gas grill, place the fire settings to medium to high.
Can I use my shells under the broiler?
Yes, place the shells with prepared oysters on a baking sheet and set on the middle rack of your gas or electric oven.
Can my shells withstand direct flame?
Yes, Loftin Oysters can withstand direct flame, but remember that it is a cooking utensil that should be handled properly and with care. Cooking too close to the coals will eventually weaken and damage the shells after repeated use.
Is it ok for flames to flare up around the shells?
Yes, this is a desired effect and it will happen during cooking on the grill even with the shells 6 inches above the coals.
How long should I cook the oysters?
This really depends on the recipe that you use and the temperature of your grill/oven. However, please be aware that oysters will continue to cook for a few minutes when removed from the grill/oven so you should adjust your cook time accordingly.
How should I clean my Loftin Oyster shells?
This is very easy. You should treat the shells just as any plate. Clean with a green scrub pad and hot water to remove food buildup, and place in the dishwasher on your normal cycle.
How many uses should I expect out of my oyster shells?
We have used the original Loftin Oysters set over 30 times and counting. With proper care your oyster set should last as long as your regular plate ware.
What are my Loftin Oyster shells made of?
Loftin Oysters are patent pending and made from a proprietary blend of heat resistant and conductive raw and organic materials.
Why are all of my shells different shapes and sizes?
Each shell is molded and then finished by hand so each shell is unique. Just like real oyster shells.
Loftin Oysters are molded from real oyster shells, thus the shape and size vary. On average, each shell can hold around 1/4 c liquid (such as a sauce) or 1/2 c in topping or stuffing ingredients, such as a bread crumb mixture.
The inside of my shells have small hairline cracks, are my shells ruined?
No. This is called Crazing and in some forms of pottery is a very desired affect. Crazing is a result of tension in the top layer of glaze. This does not affect the performance of your Loftin Oyster shells.
If my shells craze, should I treat them any different?
No. you clean them the same way you normally would, with hot water and place them in the dishwasher just like any other plate/cookware.
If my shells craze, are they still food safe?
Yes, they are still food safe. Some oils may get into the hairline cracks but with normal cooking temps the shells are still food safe. Just like any baking or cooking stone, this grease and oil improves its cooking properties and seasons the item helping seal the shell and prevent foods from sticking.