These handmade Donabe steam pots are produced by Nagatanien in the the city of Iga. Many consider Iga to be the center of Japanese ceramic, and clay from this region has extremely unique properties. 'Donabe' in Japanese literally means 'earthenware pot'. Clay from Iga is known to withstand extremely high heat without cracking, allowing this pot to be used on an open flame. 'Donabe' pots are commonly used to cook 'nabemono', known as one-pot dishes where vegetables with accompanying ingredients like tofu, cold, salmon or chicken are cooked together in a rich broth.
The package includes a clay pot, a ceramic trivet, a spatula and an instruction sheet in English.
Please note that 2 cups rice is about for 3 to 4 people.
Gas stove only.
No Microwave, no dishwasher.