Designer: Iga Mono
Dimensions: 11.5” (w) x 11.5” (l) x 6” (h) or 292mm (w) x 292mm (l) x 152mm (h)
Weight: 8.8 lbs or 4.0 kg
•Suitable for gas-burners. Not suitable for induction or electric stovetops
•Do not place in dishwasher
•Do not place in microwave
•Do not heat empty
Authentic Iga-yaki pottery, by Nagatani-en from Iga, Japan. Iga-yaki is one of Japan’s most highly regarded traditional ceramics, which is said to have originated in Iga, Mie-Prefecture in late 7th Century. Nagatani-en, founded in 1832, is the leading producer of Iga-yaki potteries. Nagatani-en’s product has been loved by both professional chefs and home cooks. Each donabe is made by skilled craftsmen with care at Nagatani-en’s facility. It takes about 2 weeks for one donabe to be made. This beautiful Iga-Yaki donabe is not only a great cooking tool, but also makes a great table-top presentation.
Healthy non-oil steam cooking for the wonderful flavor and texture.This Donabe steamer, made by Nagatani-en, is designed to cook the ingredients with fast steam along with the effect of FIR (Far infrared Radiation). As a result, the Ingredients can cook fast while maintaining the natural flavors and nutrients of each ingredient inside. For fish or meat, its excess fat tends to drain through the steam grate during cooking. Therefore, the Donabe Steamer can give an option for cooking lean. Because the heat penetrates to the core of each ingredient very fast with FIR effect, you can enjoy the desirable texture of the food when it’s just cooked. Vegetables such as asparagus and broccoli tend to have a crispy texture, while meats can be succulent when ready.
Basic Steaming Instructions for the Donabe Steamer, “Mushi Nabe”
Pour the water to about 70% of the donabe body
Set the steam grate and close with the lid.
Once the steam starts coming out of the hole of the lid, it’s ready to cook. Be careful with the hot steam when opening the lid.
Put the ingredients on the steam grate. Close the lid and steam until the ingredients are cooked to your desired doneness. The cooking time varies depending on the type and size of ingredients.
*Be sure not to clog the holes with the ingredients. You want to leave enough space for the steam to go through the grate.