Crock can be used to store meals that are in a bowl or cooking pot, by equipping an empty crock in the active hotbar slot and right-clicking the container with the meal. Once filled, the label on the crock will update to reflect its contents. To get food out of a crock, players must equip an empty bowl and right-click the filled crock.
Meals stored in crocks last longer than they would in a cooking pot. The shelf life of food in a crock can be further extended by sealing it. To seal a crock, players must place the filled crock in the crafting grid along with one fat or beeswax. Sealed crocks have significantly longer freshness timers.
Crocks can be placed on the ground or on a shelf. Each ground block can hold up to four crocks, while each shelf can hold up to eight crocks (four on each shelf). Crocks also benefit from cellars, which can slow down the rate of spoilage even further.
Cleaning a crock
If the food stored in a crock turns into rot, it must be emptied before re-use. Sealed crocks should first be "opened" by attempting to use an empty bowl on it. Then, players may drop the rot-filled crock in a block of water. After a few seconds, the rot items will float to the top while the now-empty crock will sink to the bottom.