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The Meadow offers the highest quality Himalayan salt blocks available anywhere. Our larger tiles and plates are thicker than standard blocks, for both added strength and a greater physical appeal. The Meadow carries about 15 shapes and sizes of Himalayan pink rock salt (custom shapes and sizes are also available), and most come in three distinct grades:
Cookware Grade Himalayan Salt Blocks are selected not just for their extraordinary natural beauty, but also for their structural integrity, uniformity, and relative lack of any flaw from the stonemasons who craft them. We support heating our Cookware Grade Himalayan salt blocks for use at high temperatures.
Tableware Grade Himalayan Salt Blocks are selected with natural beauty in mind. They often contain natural irregularities that enhance their allure, and are the ideal choice when seeking salt blocks for serving purposes or any other culinary application where heating does not exceed 110 degrees Fahrenheit (45 degrees Celsius).
Architectural Grade Himalayan Salt Blocks are especially suited for construction applications such as decorative elements in interior design such as partitions and walls made of Himalayan salt bricks, or shelves made from Himalayan salt tiles. They are also ideal for quite rooms in spas. These are our least expensive Himalayan salt blocks. Pricing on Architectural grade Himalayan salt blocks is available by requesting a quote.
The Himalayan Salt brick on the left is the cookware, the one on the right is the tableware. The difference between the two is that the tableware block has a very diverse mineral composition with lots of deep, very beautiful cracks running through it. The cookware is far more homogenous, and has only minor cracks, or none at all. The flaws in the tableware grade indeed bring greater beauty to the Himalayan Salt, though they can reduce its durability when subjecting them to heat. If you do not plan on heating up your block, you are probably better off buying the tableware.