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The world of online shopping has made it so much easier to discover new and interesting products. But, not being able to see items in person can make it hard to decide what product is right for you! That's why many customers email asking for my opinion of the differences between some of our Fermenting Crocks. Today I thought I'd share my observations comparing the Rustic and Boleslawiec Fermenting Crocks.
The Rustic Fermenting Crocks feature a dense clay with thick wall construction. This makes the crock heavier to move around as well as helping to moderate temperature shifts in the environment. Customers also report that these crocks seem to be less susceptible to barometric pressure changes. In contrast, the Boleslawiec crocks have a thinner wall construction and a smoother clay. The result is a crock that is lighter weight and therefore easier to move around.
The smoother clay on the Boleslawiec crocks also contributes to a smoother glaze finish. In addition, the glaze on the Boleslawiec Crocks is a glossy finish. The glaze on the Rustic Fermenting Crocks is more of a matte finish. The denser clay on thh Rustic Crocks also leads to a rougher finish than the Boleslawiec Crocks.
Boleslawiec is the most recognized Polish ceramics company in the world. The Rustic Fermenting Crocks are made by a much smaller ceramics studio that is only know within Poland and Germany.
Hopefully these comparisons help you understand our products a little better!