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Ikenaga Cast Iron Rice Cooker

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Product Information

  • Brand:Ikenaga
  • Material:Body: Cast iron, Wooden lid: Burnt cedar, Side rings: Iron wire
  • Product type:Rice Cookers
  • Country of origin:Japan
  • 2-Go:Dimensions (approx): Diameter: Φ180 x 113 mm, Capacity (approx): 1.3 L, Item weight (approx): 2100 g, Shipping weight (approx): 2700 g
  • 3-Go:Dimensions (approx): Diameter: Φ200 x 125 mm, Capacity (approx): 2.0 L, Item weight (approx): 2300 g, Shipping weight (approx): 3500 g

Key Features

  • Unlike electronic rice cookers, cast iron rice cookers can conduct heat evenly and make the rice soft and even more delicious.

Use & Care

  • Only 3-Go cooker is compatible with induction heating (2-GO incompatible).
  • Dishwashers and microwave ovens are NOT allowed.

Background

Ikenaga Iron Works Co.,Ltd. was founded in Osaka, Japan in 1937. Its line of business includes manufacturing of steel castings such as alloys, bushings, and rolling mill rolls.

"Nambu cast ironware is technically divided into 2 types though both are called the same: One is originated from Morioka City, where the Nambu clan built Morioka Castle about 400 years ago. They made numerous efforts for cultural development of their fief, inviting artisans from Kyoto to promote tea ceremonies. As a result, production of cast ironware for tea ceremonies started in the area.

The other type is originated from Mizusawa, Oshu City, located in the southern part (“Nambu” in Japanese) of Iwate Prefecture, where the Fujiwara clan established the Golden Culture and developed cast ironware."

- According to "A Trip to Iwate, Iwate Prefecture Tourism Portal Site".

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