Nagatani-en

Mushi Nabe - Donabe Steamer - Medium, Black

$ 153

This one pot is all you need to quickly and easily steam an array of nutrient and flavor-packed dishes.

This is the secret to delicious food. Utilizing far-infrared rays and intense steam, this Donabe Steamer steams food quickly, firmly encapsulating ingredients' nutrients without letting any of its flavors to escape. Steaming food is an excellent way to achieve exceptionally healthy and tantalizing dishes. Vegetables take on a completely new texture, juicy and luscious with a fresh, crispy snap; excess fat on meat and fish is discarded. This steamer is also actually two pots in one – remove the ceramic steam grate, and this steamer transforms into a typical earthenware pot. *Does not include tongs.

Nagatani-en

Crafted by Nagatani-en Iga-ware Pottery, established in 1832, a kiln that produces an array of fun clay pots for every occasion. With “making products we truly want to use” as its motto, the company is devoted to creating objects that are in step with the times, always taking into account evolving cultural trends and lifestyles.

Iga, Rich in Clay and Forests
It is said that Iga-ware got its start in earnest during the Kamakura Period (1185-1333). The Iga region offers high-quality clay and rich red pine forests suitable for firewood. Thus abundantly blessed with clay and fuel, both indispensable components in earthenware production, Iga became know as a center of pottery production. Up until around 1965, Iga-ware was produced in an ascending kiln fueled by firewood. After 1965, there was a period when both coal and electric kilns were used, but Iga-ware is now mainly fired using a gas kiln that offers great combustibility and thermal efficiency.

Coarse Iga Clay with High Heat-Retaining Capabilities
Iga potter's clay is taken from a geological stratum called the Ancient Biwa Lake Layer, a sedimentary layer rich in the remains of plants and animals that lived 4 million years ago. When the clay is fired at a high temperature, this organic matter is burned out, leaving fine pockets in its place. The resultant highly porous material is coarse to such an extent that it is known as the “clay that breathes,” and its far-infrared rays transfer heat to the core of ingredients cooked in Iga-ware pots. Moreover, Iga clay has high heat-retaining capabilities, making it slow to cool. It retains the same temperature range of simmering at a low flame even when it is removed from the fire, drawing out food's natural umami.

Mushi Nabe - Donabe Steamer - Medium

Dimensions
• 7.25" H x 10.75" Ø

Materials
• Clay

Capacity
• Volume 67 fl oz
• Weight 8.4 lbs

Care
• Hand Wash
• Gas Stove and Oven (up to 500℉/ 250℃) Safe
• Not Microwave or Electric and Induction Cooktop Safe

Origin
• Mie, Japan

SHIPPING

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RETURNS

If for any reason you are not happy with your purchase, you may return the items within 30 days for an exchange or full refund for the purchase price of the product. Returned items must be unused and in the condition you received it. Jinen is not responsible for return shipping charges.

Please fill out return form included in your package and mail your item(s) and completed form to the address below:
Jinen Attn: RETURNS
1401 Walnut Street, Suite 050
Boulder, CO 80302

REFUNDS

Refunds are issued in the original form of payment for all purchases.

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