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Aluminum Yukihira Pot



Aluminum, Wooden Handle

Made in Japan


  • S: Φ15cm, W16 x L32 x H6.5cm / 0.9ℓ full
    • (Φ5.9″, W6.3″ x L12.6″ x H2.6″)
  • M: Φ18cm, W19 x L36.5 x H7cm / 1.5ℓ full
    • (Φ7.08″, W7.5″ x L14.4″ x H2.76″)
  • L: Φ21cm, W22.5 x L40.5 x H8cm / 2.2ℓ full
    • (Φ8.27″, W8.86″ x L15.9″ x H3.15″)
  • XL: Φ24cm, W25 x L44.5 x H9cm / 3.4ℓ full
    • (Φ9.45″, W9.84″ x L17.52″ x H3.54″)

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Traditional and most common, this particular type of soup pan with a single wooden handle; Yukihira Pot (雪平鍋) is an iconic Japanese kitchen tool, serving many cooking lovers from family homes to professional restaurants. There are two options of material: aluminum or copper. Aluminum is lightweight and easy for daily maintenance. The copper heats up even faster and has the best thermal conductivity. In addition, copper is said to have an anti-bactericidal effect.


Used for boiling ingredients as well as for soups and for stewing and has a wide range of use for all kinds of recipes. A major feature of the Yukihira pot is the unevenly embossed surface achieved by the traditional “uchidashi” hand hammer technique, which gives the pot a larger surface area than one with smooth sides. This helps to conduct and retain heat, while also making it more durable and less susceptible to deforming. Because of this excellent heat retention, it is best to use this pot on a low heat for slowly simmering meals or rice. The lightly curved sides are designed to work in perfect harmony with a round rice scoop or wooden spatula, while the wood handle is convenient for lifting and tilting.


With the extremely functional design and quality made in Japan, it appears very pleasing to the eye and will be a beautiful piece to proudly display in your kitchen, while enjoying your home cooked meals. If you take good care of this item, it will last for a long time! Please follow the care instruction before using for the first time.


*Recommended to use with a matching lid (available separately).

*This aluminum pot cannot be used with induction heating (IH).

How to use Aluminum pot

Always wash well and dry thoroughly after use, making sure not to store food in it for long periods of time. Do not use excessive heat (200℃ or higher), as this may cause damage. Do not use harsh metal utensils or cleaning tools, as this may also cause damage.


[Before using]

Since aluminum gets discoloured, please follow this procedure to prevent the discolouration.


1. Wash it with water before using.

2. Put rice water, that has been used to wash the rice, in a pan, (or put waste of vegetables and water in the pan), and boil it about 10minutes. This has the effect of preventing discoloration inside the pot. 

3. Throw away the water in the pan, and wash it only with water and a soft sponge, and dry it.


[If your pan became dark…]

It is no harm to the human body, so you can continue to use it. Follow how to clean the discolouration.


1. Put lemon and water in the pot, and boil it about 15minutes. Add one lemon slice per one liter of water.

2. If it is still not completely cleaned, please clean it with the cleanser or Tawashi scrub brush.


*This Aluminum pan cannot be used with induction heating (IH).


Since 1792

Tokyo, Japan

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Kiya is a company that manufactures hardware such as knives and cutlery in Nihonbashi Muromachi, Tokyo. A long-established store founded in the middle of the Edo period, it is known as “Kiya of cutlery”. Known for their professional kitchen knives, they also handle general hardware such as cutlery, pots & pans, and various scissors for gardening.

The first Kiya store opened in 1573 by an original founder Kyube Hayashi, who served to Toyotomi family as a tradesman of medicine materials in Osaka. Then Shogun Ieyasu Tokugawa invited his brother to Edo, and he opened a store in Honcho (Tokyo). The brother’s store was separated from the Osaka one, so he separated a Chinese character of his family name(Hayashi, 林) into two parts(Ki, 木 and 木), then he named his store Kiya (木屋).

This store traded in fancy goods, Japanese ware and candles, and remained open for centuries. Then in 1792, after working his way up through the company, Iisuke Kato received permission to establish a new store with the same name, “Kiya”, with both stores operating next to each other. The new Kiya store traded in cutlery and other merchandise not being sold at the original store and continues to do so to this day. 

In the great picture scroll Kidaisyoran (1805), you can see the Kiya stores as they were at that time, with their original trademark symbol printed on the shop curtain. This trademark is the same one which is still used today, over two hundred years later.


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