POTJIE POT INSTRUCTIONS - From Best Duty How to prepare and treat your potjie Our traditional range of potjies are not coated on the inside and have only a protective layer of vegetable oil to prevent rusting and to help with curing during storage. To prepare for cooking the following steps are recommended. Wash out thoroughly with boiling water and scouring pad and dry over heat source. Coat the inside with cooking oil (any) and heat until it begins to smoke. Using a paper towel wipe inside clean. Repeat until towel wipes clean. The pot is now ready for use. The more you use it the better it becomes. After each use. Wash, dry and coat inside with oil. Store in a dry place with absorbent paper inside.