Smokeless Grill Yaki Yaki San
The Yaki Yaki San is an earthenware grill that can be placed over your gas stove, but cooks like a charcoal grill. Due to its naturally porous clay material, the grill will retain its heat even as new ingredients are placed, allowing you to cook your food evenly. The grill has two parts:
1. Corrugated plate that allows excess fat and oils to drip down its ridges
2. Round outer reservoir that you fill with water so it act as a drip pan - catching the excess fat that drains through the gaps
This reservoir of water is what moderates the heat of the grill so it stays at a temperature that is hot enough to cook your food, but not hot enough to smoke up your dining room, which is why this grill is aptly called the "smokeless" Yaki Yaki San.
Like all donabes, the Yaki Yaki is hand-made 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 this grill, you may see staining and change in the appearance. This is part of the beautiful and natural aging process.
This Yaki Yaki San 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.
12.6” D x 4.1” H, weight - 10LB
Earthenware (Grill Plate and Reservoir)
Made from a porous prehistoric clay sourced from Japan's largest and oldest lake, Lake Biwa. The clay contains thousands of microscopic prehistoric fossils that are then baked into the clay when the pot is fired inside the kiln, creating tiny microscopic pores inside the clay pot, which act as pockets that captures and retains heat better than other cooking vessels.
Hand-wash only. Gas stove required. Does not work on electric or induction.
The Yaki-Yaki is hand-wash only, and should be dried thoroughly right after use with an absorbant cloth. Do not store wet or damp.