Soapstone is millions of years old. The Hoysala Empire temples were made from Soapstone. Early Egyptians carved soapstone into scarabs and seals. The Vikings brought items made of soapstone along wherever they went. The people long ago knew what people are discovering today, That soapstone naturally makes sense around heat or water. Soapstone cookware is always non-stick due to the high density. It is impossible for this stone to absorb water and bacteria. What a clever stone! Come pay Soapstone werks a visit and see this beautiful and useful stone for yourself!