Nik Schmitt 20L (5.3 Gal) German Gartopf Fermenting Crock Pot ME3220

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  • Nik Schmitt 20L German Gartopf Fermenting Crock Pot ME3220

    20 Litre Stoneware Crock Pot from Germany
    Includes Crock, Lid, Stones & Manual 

    Make natural nutrition-packed sauerkraut and pickled vegetables with this stoneware crock pot from Germany! Through the years, sauerkraut has been recognized as one of the healthiest foods and was even used on sailing ships to protect sailors from scurvy. In just 4-8 weeks you can have delicious sauerkraut from all typed of vegetables like cabbages, pumpkins, cucumbers, carrots, beans, beets, celery, onions, and peppers. Recently in the news, sauerkraut and pickled vegetables fermented the natural way with lactic acid fermentation are being credited with correcting bodily imbalances of intestinal flora, leading to problems including acid reflux for which doctors often prescribe harsh antibiotics. Natural lactic acid fermentation is one of the oldest and healthiest means of food preservation. It allows natural, beneficial bacteria to perform a fermentation process in which vegetables develop a pleasantly sour taste and remain rich in vitamins and minerals. Lactic acid fermentation is the only method of preservation that retains all the natural plant ingredients while improving the quality, taste, and aroma.

    These beautifully crafted stoneware crock pots from Germany produce 20 liters of pickled vegetables very simply. The use of ceramic weight stones eliminates mold while the clever water sealing system allows fermentation gasses to escape without allowing air to enter the crock pot. Simple instructions for use and recipes are included. What’s Special about Schmitt Crocks? Schmitt crocks are German quality stoneware made using liquid slurry poured clay. This process creates a stronger and lighter weight crock for easier handling. Traditional fermenting crocks had a bottom to the lid-top capacity of 20 liters. You couldn’t fill it all the way or the pressing-stones wouldn’t fit. The Schmitt crock has a full 20 liters of fermenting capacity, so the crock is actually larger than 20 liters The Schmitt fermentation crock has a special cast gutter in the rim and includes a ceramic cover which fits into the gutter. It also comes with a 2-piece stone that is used to weigh down the vegetables and apply pressure during the fermenting process. The Nik Schmitt Fermenting Crocks have a delightful dark brown finish.

    • 20 Liter German fermenting crock pot
    • Ergonomic fermentation gartopf pot
    • Designed in Germany by Schmitt
    • A traditional pot, suitable for, almost all varieties of vegetables
    • Dark brown in color
    • Comes complete with lid, weighing stones, and instruction booklet
    • Measures 17 inches in height, 14.25 inches in diameter at widest
    • Weighs 25.4 pounds 


    Because our Fermenting Crock Pots are handmade, they may feature minor variations in color, glaze, and shape. Due to this, the Fermenting Crock Pot you receive may differ slightly from their photo depicted above.

    Nik Schmitt Fermenting Crock Pots Specifications

    Model Capacity Diameter (inches) Height (inches) Weight (lbs)
    ME3205 5 Liter (1.3 gallons) 10" 12" 12.1
    ME3210 10 Liter (2.6 gallons) 11.5" 14.25" 18.9
    ME3215 15 Liter (3.9 gallons) 12" 16.25" 19.6
    ME3220 20 Liter (5.3 gallons) 14.25" 17"  25.4
    ME3225 25 Liter (6.6 gallons) 15.5" 18" 39.3
    ME3230 30 Liter (7.9 gallons) 17" 20.5" 39.3
    ME3240 40 Liter (10.5 gallons) 18.2" 25" 54.5
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Nik Schmitt 20L (5.3 Gal) German Gartopf Fermenting Crock Pot ME3220 Reviews

Customer Reviews

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Dan G. (Brooklyn, US)

Arrived promptly with no problem.

Michal O. (Chicago, US)
5 Star Crock Pot

I'm giving my Nik Schmitt 20L German Gartopf Fermenting Crock Pot ME3220 5 Stars.