Cast ironware can evenly transfer heat and works great for various cooking. Once heated, the thick cast ironware can maintain high and stable temperature.
The slight rough surface of cast ironware is due to the sand mold. The more you use the ironware; a layer of oil, which prevents the food from getting burnt, would be created on the surface. Also, cast ironware can leach dietary iron into food while cooking.
Cast ironware are compatible with gas, induction*, and oven and can be used for variety of cooking. It is suitable for grilling, stir-frying, deep-frying, stewing, and can be used as ovenware too.
*Please note some are not induction compatible due to the shape.
【Nambu cast iron】
Nambu cast iron is a representative Japanese traditional craft from Iwate. We have been passing on the traditional technique as well as producing newly designed cast ironware, which fits the modern lifestyle. Each of the Nambu cast iron is made by skilled craftsmen. For example, there are more than 60 procedures to make a Tetsubin (cast iron kettle). The traditional way of manufacturing is handed down to the present day.
This pot is suitable for tabletop cooking like hot pots and sukiyaki. Small size can also be used for ajillo and large sizes can be used as tempura pots too. Sizes over 15cm are induction compatible.
This pot was originally created for cooking and serving “udon” (traditional Japanese noodle) at the table. It can be used for tabletop cooking, soups, deep-frying and as ovenware too. Sizes over 15cm are induction compatible.
A traditional style pot often used on the hearth. The deep shaped pot is suitable for making soups and stews. Since there is no enamel coating on, it can leach dietary iron into food while cooking. The wooden lid is inclusive.
*Please use oil for cooking once in a while to prevent from rusting.
*Do not use this pot for only boiling water. It may cause rust.
Sukiyaki pots made by Nambu cast iron. Traditionally, sukiyaki pot was made of cast iron and is an indispensable tool for cooking sukiyaki. Some professionals say you cannot make real sukiyaki without cast iron sukiyaki pots.
There are 3 different shapes of pots, classic “Arare”, simple “Utage”, and “Umego” which resembles the shape of plum flower.
This shallow round pot was originally created for sukiyaki. There are small sized pot for personal hotpots and larger sizes for enjoying with a group.
It can be used as a steak plate too.