I love pitchers. They are easily one of my favorite pots to make. They are very functional and useful but they are also a piece that lets me play with design. I can make pitchers in various shapes and sizes for multiple uses. Many potters do this with teapots, some even make non-functional teapots that are really imaginative. I have yet to do that, I still want to keep my functional pots, well, functional. Of course that may change at any time.
I use a small pitcher, also known as a creamer every morning to steam and froth the cream I put in my coffee. I put the cream into the creamer, microwave for 30 seconds then froth with a tiny emersion blender. I have three little creamers for this purpose so the used ones can sit in the dishwasher until it’s full.
I use medium sized pitchers for whipping up sauces and dressings when I’m cooking. This is especially nice if the dressing is going to be served with the meal.
When we have guests over I always put out a pitcher of cool water for them. That way they can fill their cup whenever they want. One of my friends likes this idea so much she has asked for a pitcher to give as a wedding gift. Maybe I’ve started a trend.
An idea I got from Martha Grover is a pitcher that comes with a juicer that fits on top. This is really handy for fresh squeezed orange juice, Margaritas, and Mojitos.
Another customer bought one of my larger pitchers to use as a kitchen crock. I make a crock just for your utensils, it also doubles as a wine chiller, but she wanted to use the pitcher. Who am I to argue?I’m just happy it’s being used.
How do you use pitchers?
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