Copper Yukihira Pot
USD$309.57 – USD$356.25
Copper / Tin plating / Wooden handle
Made in Japan
S : 18cm, 1.5ℓ full
M : 21cm, 2.2ℓ full
Traditional and most common, this particular type of soup pan with single wooden handle; Yukihira Pot (雪平鍋) is an iconic Japanese kitchen tool, serving many cooking lovers from regular family homes to professional restaurants. There are 2 types of material, aluminum or copper. The copper heats up even faster and has the best thermal conductivity. In addition, copper is said to have an anti-bactericidal effect. The aluminum is very lightweight and easy for daily maintenance.
A major feature of the Yukihira pot is the unevenly embossed surface achieved by the traditional hand hammering technique, which gives the pot a larger surface area than one with smooth sides. This, along with the copper material, helps to conduct and retain heat, while also making it more durable and less deformable. 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. Each of these pans is hand-made by skilled craftsmen, and so the appearance will not be as uniform as one that has been made by machine. However, the finished product is thick and durable, which you can feel by the weight in your hand. Because copper is a soft metal that is easily oxidized, the colour will eventually change and get darker over time and with use. With the extremely functional design, the copper Yukihira pot appears very pleasing to the eye and will be a beautiful piece to proudly display in your kitchen.
Make sure to take good care of this item and it will last for a long time! 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 to the tinning inside. Do not use harsh metal utensils or cleaning tools, as this may also cause damage.
*Recommended to use with a pot lid (available separately).
*This copper pan cannot be used with induction heating (IH).
S : 18cm / W19.5 x L35 x H13.5cm / 1.5ℓ full
M : 21cm / W23 x L41 x H14.5cm / 2.2ℓ full
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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.