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
This Donabe Steamer, made by Nagatani-en, is loved by both professional chefs and home cooks. Founded in 1832, Nagatani is one of the leading producers of Iga-yaki pottery which is one of Japan’s most highly regarded traditional ceramics. Each donabe is made by skilled craftsmen and takes around two weeks to be made. It’s 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. The donabe is designed to allow fat and oil to drain through the steam tray during cooking keeping food extra lean. Not only is is the donabie a great cooking tool but also makes a great table-top presentation. The “Mushi Nabe” can work as a portable “fridge” with the effect of the heat of vaporization. It’s ideal for serving the cold food such as sashimi, fresh vegetables with dip, fruit salad, etc. The water will drip through the grate to the bottom, so the ingredients won’t become too wet when the ice on the grate melts.
•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