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Toban Skillet (CT-13) - tortoise general store
Toban Skillet (CT-13) - tortoise general store
Toban Skillet (CT-13) - tortoise general store
Toban Skillet (CT-13) - tortoise general store
Toban Skillet (CT-13) - tortoise general store
Toban Skillet (CT-13) - tortoise general store
Toban Skillet (CT-13) - tortoise general store

Toban Skillet (CT-13)

Regular price $90 Unit price  per 

Description:
Donabe, the Japanese word for 'clay pot', describes the traditional Japanese earthenware pot that can be used directly over an open flame. Toban translates to, “ceramic skillet” in Japanese, and is ideal for stir-fry, sizzling meat and even oven-baking. The appearance of the skillet is similar to a cast iron, but unlike cast iron, you can place this skillet on the stove, in the oven and even in the microwave. When you're done cooking with it, bring it straight to the table - and have it be a beautiful serving vessel for a gorgeous side dish or dessert.

Variation:
Each donabe is made by hand with care and takes about 2 weeks to produce. Due to its hand-made nature and organic material, each pot will have some variation, which adds to the beautiful uniqueness of each piece. As you use the pot, you will see the bottom of the pot darken, and the color inside the pot slowly stain and grow character. This is part of the beautiful and natural aging process.

History: 
This donabe is made by Nagatani-en, a leading producer of authentic Iga-yaki pottery since 1832. Iga-yaki is said to have originated in Iga, Mie-Prefecture in the late 7th Century.

 

Measurement:
9.4” L x 8.3” W x 2” H

Materials: 
Earthenware

Care Instructions:
Use only on gas stove - not suitable for electric or induction cooktop. Oven-safe (up to 500℉/ 250℃) and microwave safe. This donabe doesn’t need to be seasoned before its first use. Donabes are hand-wash only, and should be dried thoroughly right after use with an absorbant cloth.

 

Returns must be made within 2 weeks in original, unused condition with all packaging for either 1. Store credit for the full amount or 2. Refund - minus a 20% restocking fee.  Tortoise does not cover the cost of return shipping or the cost of re-shipping an exchange, and the cost of shipping for returns and exchanges is the responsibility of the customer.  

 

Toban Skillet (CT-13) - tortoise general store
Toban Skillet (CT-13) - tortoise general store
Toban Skillet (CT-13) - tortoise general store
Toban Skillet (CT-13) - tortoise general store
Toban Skillet (CT-13) - tortoise general store