Iga Donabe Rice Pot
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Iga Donabe Rice Pot
279 East 6th Avenue
Vancouver BC V5T 1J7
Donabe, a traditional Japanese multipurpose earthenware pot, is most often used for ‘hot pot’ cooking, soup, etc. For all seasons, the Azmaya Donabe Rice Pot uses the ideal “Iga clay” to deliver the best solution for everyday rice preparation. Delicious and moist rice is easy to cook each and every time.
Handcrafted using traditional techniques in the city of Iga, Mie Prefecture, one of Japan’s leading producers of pottery known as Iga-ware, the Azmaya Donabe Rice Pot benefits from the region’s uniquely rich soil texture, offering superior heat retention and breathability, making it ideal for use as a cooking tool. Azmaya has collaborated with Iga craftsmen to develop a form that demonstrates all the desirable characteristics this unique example of ceramic ware has to offer helping to deliver the highest performance rice cooking tool.
The trick to delicious rice is to keep the cooker as close to the exact temperature where the rice starch properly gelatinizes. The Azmaya Donabe Rice Pot, due to its excellent heat retention, keeps this optimum temperature over a longer cooking period. The perfectly rounded pot, with thick clay walls, promotes a convection heat, circulating evenly around the rice as the heavy inner and outer lids apply pressure without allowing too much steam to escape. This ideal structure of the Donabe Rice Pot requires no adjustment to heat levels once the desired flame level has been achieved.
Extremely resistant to heat while reacting well to repeated firing, Iga-ware utilizes clay and natural glazes to deliver an elevated level of hardness while the pebbles in the natural material result in a beautiful character and texture.
To help lengthen the longevity of your Azmaya Donabe Rice Pot, and to prevent the possibility of unwanted cracks forming in the clay material, it is important to prepare the rice pot using the “Medome” method before first use. This process helps to close any small air bubbles that may have formed on the surface of the clay. Please see our Care instructions for a detailed before-first-use preparation process.
It is also important to never wash your Donabe Rice Pot using cold water before the clay has had a chance to cool. Similarly, do not apply heat to your Donabe Rice Pot if the bottom is still wet from washing. Sudden temperature changes can shock the clay material resulting in serious damage.
If cared for properly, the Azmaya Donabe Rice Pot should provide your family with many years, if not decades, of loyal use.
Not for use on an induction cooker.
Miyajima Rice Scoop is available separately.
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Iga ware 伊賀焼, iga-yaki
Using local clay and traditional techniques, Iga ware (伊賀焼, Iga-yaki) is a style of Japanese pottery traditionally produced in Iga city of Mie prefecture, Japan.
Iga ware carries a rich tradition that can be traced back to the Nara Period (710-794), featuring a wild beauty actualized by the unique quality of the baked clay. Due to the handcrafted production, there are individual differences in shade, gloss, and size of glaze. Its beauty is one of a kind.
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