Clay pots are quite inexpensive as compared to other steel and non-stick cooking pots. They are easily available at street shops and come in all shapes and sizes. While buying clay pots, make sure you check them properly for any cracks or holes. You must also avoid glazed clay pots and buy only plain ones. Glazed clay pots are painted with a layer of ceramic paint which can cancel out all the benefits of a clay pot. This can not only be toxic but can also interfere in the cooking process.