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Offline kaztayli

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potjie pots
« on: August 19, 2010, 09:30:48 pm »
Quick question:  how did you guys pack your potjie pots?  My husband has a habit of leaving oil soaked newspaper in ours and we're not sure if we can ship it like that? 

Any suggestions?  It is clean!
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Offline SaKiwiBoer

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Re: potjie pots
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2010, 09:47:58 pm »
I would say send it exactly like that.
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Re: potjie pots
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2010, 09:47:58 pm »

Offline SusanJ

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Re: potjie pots
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2010, 11:19:51 pm »
MAF checks for rust but other than that it should be fine as it is.
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Offline MAJOCAMA1412

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Re: potjie pots
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2011, 06:48:30 am »
HI, When you pack your potjie you just need to make sure that it is clean and free of oil/grim. fill it with just plain newspaper, as this will be enough to prevent it from rusting while being sent.
Also note that when you complete the list of items, refer to your potjie pot as a cast iron pot or just normal cooking pots. do not say it is an african pot as the MAF agent might think it is made out of clay.... Hope this helps a bit. Regards