Ibushi Gin Donabe Smoker

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Ibushi Gin Donabe Smoker

250.00

This uniquely designed donabe smoker makes the easy stove-top home smoking possible. By pouring the water in the reservoir between the donabe body and lid, the lid becomes tightly sealed without releasing the smoke outside. With this sealing effect, the smoky aroma can stay inside of the donabe to flavor the ingredients with the small amount of smoke chips.

Because the glaze of the donabe promotes the Far Infrared Ray (FIR– the same effect as how the glowing charcoal cook ingredients without direct flame) effect when heated, delicious smoked dishes can be ready in about 15 - 30 minutes. (*Smoke time may vary depending on the size of ingredients and heat level.)

Material: Clay

Maker: Nagatani-en; Origin: Iga, Japan

Size: 27 cm diameter x 20 cm high– including lid

Capacity: 2.4 L; Weight: 5.7 kg– not including the trivet

Included in the package: Donabe (bowl and outer lid), 3 metal grate ceramic trivet, 100g bag sakura (cherry blossom) wood smoke chips

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True “Terroir” of Iga

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 flavors sealed inside.

Your Donabe Develops its Character as it Ages

As you use your donabe over and over, it will develop character. Its color and texture could change slightly over time. These are all the welcoming characteristics of Iga-yaki's historic wabi-sabi beauty and would make your donabe more personal and special.

Usage and Care:

  • Ideal for gas stove top use. This donabe is not suitable for electric or induction cooktop.

  • This donabe can be heated while it’s empty.

  • Oven-safe (up to 250℃). This donabe is not suitable for microwave.

  • Hand wash only.

  • This donabe doesn’t need to be seasoned before its first use.

  • This donabe can also be used for other cooking methods, such as making soup, stew, and roasting. However, please note the remaining smoke aroma could affect the ingredients you cook in it.