Location and Uses
Ocarina of Time
Cooking Pots appear in Monster Strongholds. They cannot be used for any purpose.
Breath of the Wild
Cooking Pots are crude stone cookware that rest on a metallic base over a Campfire. Cooking with them allows allow Link to make more complex recipes than with a simple Campfire as they can hold up to five Materials. Combining Materials will produce more elaborate Food, which in turn can grant superior effects when consumed, such as any possible combination of greater health restoration, additional Hearts and supplementary status effects. Mixing incompatible ingredients will yield failed Foods, such as Dubious Food.
Other than allowing Link to cook, Cooking Pots function like a regular Campfire. Link is capable of Sitting at Cooking Pots to pass time to Morning, Noon or Night. Cooking Pots tend to be lit, though unlit Cooking Pots may appear, requiring Link to ignite the Wood beneath to use them. Cooking Pots exposed to Rain are rendered unusable until it stops. When in proximity to active Cooking Pots, Link's Temperature will increase slightly.
Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland
- "Cooking Pots
Cook up some wild cuisine by throwing together some ingredients and seeing what happens. You can't cook with an unlit pot." — Tips and Tricks (Breath of the Wild)
- "Okay! You have saved your game! Oh! I almost forgot! Have you used the pot yet? Put ingredients in the pot and you can make items... For example, boil up bones in the pot and you get fireworks!" — Pinkle (Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland)
- "You can pass time by the fire..." — N/A (Breath of the Wild)