Mushi Nabe Donabe Steamer

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Mushi Nabe Donabe Steamer

165.00

This donabe steamer, Mushi Nabe, is designed healthy non-oil steam cooking. Excess fat of the fish or meat tends to drain through the steam grate during cooking. Because the heat penetrates to the core of each ingredient very fast with the FIR effect, you can enjoy the desirable texture of the food when it’s just cooked. Vegetables such as asparagus and broccoli tend to maintain a crispy texture, while meats can be succulent when ready.

Material: Clay

Maker: Nagatani-en

Origin: Iga, Japan

Measures 31 cm diameter x 20 cm high (including lid)

Capacity: 3000ml

Ideal for gas stove top use. Oven-safe (up to 500℉/ 250℃). This donabe is not suitable for electric or induction cooktop and microwave. Hand wash only.

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.

All the donabe and Iga-yaki products made by Nagatani-en are hand-crafted with care, so every piece is unique and no two pieces are identical. There are slight variations within the color/ shade, shape/ curve, and patterns, among pieces, and that makes each piece so special.

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