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Tekki Cast Iron Mini Pan


cast iron / stainless steel lid

Made in Japan


16cm : W24.7 x D17.8 x H4.2cm (with lid)

18cm : W30.8 x D21.6 x H5cm (with lid)


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The “Tekki” cast iron mini pan is a useful addition to your kitchen, as it’s smaller and easier to handle than larger pans and can be used with most oven and stove top heat sources, with the exception of microwave ovens. Very convenient for when you are heating up small items or limited amounts of food. 


The thickness of the material allows for even heat distribution, cooking your food to perfection. The design also features two small spouts on each side, which function to drain excess liquid when used with the matching stainless steel lid. A slight turn of the lid creates a small gap for the liquid to drain easily or steam to escape. The spout also allows for easy transfer of food to your plate or container. Because this feature is on both sides, this pan can be used by both right and left handed people without difficulty.


Before you use your cast iron pot for the first time; wash with hot water and lightly heat to evaporate the water; then apply a thin layer of your favourite cooking oil and heat on medium for 2-3 minutes, allowing the oil to soak in to season your pot. When cleaning, do not use a detergent, instead use only hot water and a gentle scrub brush (a tawashi is ideal) to retain the oils. Do not store cooked food in ironware or store wet. 


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Small / 16cm size :

W24.7 x D17.8 x H4.2cm (with lid, whole dimension including handle)

D16 x H2.5cm + Handle L13 x H4.2cm (without lid)


Large / 18cm size :

W30.8 x D21.6 x H5cm (with lid, whole dimension including handle)

D21.6 x 3.5cm + Handle L13 x H5cm (without lid)

Seasoning (before cooking):


  1. Wash the frying pan thoroughly using hot water and a scrubbing brush. Do not use detergent.
  2. Heat the pan on low to evaporate the water.
  3. Apply cooking oil to the frying pan. (Any type of oil is OK)
  4. Heat on medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes to allow the oil to soak in. At this time, if you stir-fry vegetable scraps, the oil will blend in better.


After cooking:


  1. Wash with hot water and a scrubbing brush. Do not use detergent.
  2. Gently wipe excess oil and water with a kitchen paper towel.
  3. Heat the pan on low heat to evaporate remaining water to dry thoroughly.
  4. Apply a thin coat of oil to before storing away.


This cast iron frying pan (Nanbu-tekki) enhances the deliciousness, and can be used in IH and ovens!


Since 1950, Japan

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Sōri Yanagi (柳 宗理, 1915–2011) was a Japanese industrial designer renowned for his beautifully simple homewares and furniture. Sori Yanagi’s organic forms combine simplicity and practicality with elements of Japan’s native artisanal traditions. This successful synthesis made Yanagi one of the most significant Japanese designers of the post-war era.

Born in 1915 as a son of Soetsu Yanagi, who founded the “Mingei” movement which celebrated Japanese folk crafts and the beauty of everyday objects. Soetsu helped establish the Nihon Mingeikan, the Folk Crafts Museum of Japan. Sori entered Tokyo Art School in 1934, where he studied both art and architecture. He was influenced by Le Corbusier as well as by Charlotte Perriand when she worked in Japan in the early 1940s. After graduating from the Academy of Fine Arts in Japan (currently Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music), he studied at Junzo Sakakura’s Architectural office. Having the background of both art and architecture in school, he pioneered Japanese postwar industrial design. In 1950, he founded Yanagi Design Institute,which created a prolific number of articles of daily use and furnishings.

Having the background of studying both art and architecture in school, he pioneered Japanese postwar industrial design. In 1950, he founded Yanagi Design Institute. He designed many products: furniture, three-wheeled vehicles, Olympic cauldrons, pedestrian overpasses, etc. In 1951, his cabinet for home appliances won First Prize at the first Japan Industrial Design Contest. In 1957, Butterfly Stool won the Gold Medal at Triennale in Milan, Italy. From 1977 he served as president of the Japan Folk Craft Museum. He also designed the torch holder and the seats in the stadium for the Tokyo Olympic Games in 1964. The water kettle was just one of Sori Yanagi’s most famous designs as well as his porcelain and silverware series. 

He was consistent with customer’s point of view, and considered design with making model by himself. He designed many works which enriched daily life and could be used long term. The designer’s focus was always the unconscious beauty of everyday objects. His philosophy and passion towards design in his work have been appreciated around the world.

“Whether handcrafted or manufactured, a design is born from its connection to everyday life. And this is also the source of true beauty.”


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