The cure of a new soapstone pot is primarily for appearance sake.

1.Amply grease your soapstone pot and lid, inside and out with cooking oil of your choice.

2. Fill the pot with water to the line of the metal ribbon.

3. Put in the oven the pot and the lid and bring the water to a boil on the low setting of your gas or electric stove. Allow the water to boil uncovered for 30 minutes, then let the water return to room temperature on its own.

4. Repeat the process once more, wash the soapstone, and it's ready for use.

To cure your round griddle stone:

1.Amply grease your soapstone pot and lid, inside and out with cooking oil of your choice.

2. Place in a moderate oven for 15 minutes.

3. Allow cooling, grease again and back in the oven for another 15 minutes