Nagatani-en Ame-Yu All-purpose Donabe Clay Cooking Pot
Kamado-san is particularly designed for making premium-quality rice, this beautiful donabe can also be used for making soup, stew or hot pot (you don't need to use the inner lid).
Maker: Nagatani-en; Origin: Iga, Japan
24 cm x 30 cm x 18 cm high – including handles and lid
Able to cook up to 3 rice cups of uncooked rice
Capacity: 1.5 L; Weight: 3.6 kg – not including the trivet
Iga region, where this donabe is made, used to be the bed of Lake Biwa about 4 million years ago. The clay from this region is naturally highly heat-resistant and has been used for open-flame cooking for many hundreds of years. This clay consists of a high level of pre-historic fossilized microorganisms that leave the clay porous when fired. The porous body gives the donabe remarkable heat-retention ability. The donabe gradually builds the heat when it’s heated, then it cools down very slowly after the heat is turned off. This, along with the glaze that promotes the far infrared rays (FIR – the same effect as how the glowing charcoal cook ingredients without direct flame) when it’s heated, allow the donabe to produce a gentle, steady heat that penetrates to the core of each ingredient. The effect is ingredients are cooked evenly with all the flavours sealed inside.