Komon Kameshima Seitojo Sumikeshi Ibushi Charcoal Extinguisher (Medium)
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This pot is designed to extinguish binchotan charcoal after use. As binchotan burns for much longer than regular charcoal, you can remove the lit briquettes from your Konro, place into this pot, and put the lid on which will put out the charcoal over a period of time. The charcoal is ready for use again next time, saving you resources and money
Japanese Classic Charcoal Grill
Shichirin (Konro) is the Japanese classic BBQ grills made of clay from Suzu City (Ishikawa prefecture in Japan). Before gas stoves became popular, it was the most common item for grilling fish and vegetables at home. Shichirin (Konro) is a high heat insulated stove that reflects infrared rays. This keeps the grilled ingredients juicy and therefore, makes a favourable cooking method for Japanese chefs.
The clay from this area is the only place where the best diatomaceous earth for Shichirin (Konro) can be taken (here's how it's done!). It is an accumulation of phytoplankton carcasses 12 million years ago. The diatomaceous is high fire resistance and heat insulation so Shichirin (Konro) can keep the heat from charcoal, and because of the natural materials and can be returned to the soil.
How to use
- You can only use charcoal.
- Because pot is made of clay, it can crack or break by banging or dropping.
- Please do not touch when the fired charcoal is in it. Please put the pot on fireproof objects or on thick wooden boards, or on the ground when you use it
- When you want to move it with fired charcoal inside, please use thick cotton gloves (chemical fibre or rubber gloves can melt so do not use it)
- Ventilate well when using indoors. Since carbon monoxide is easily generated due to the use of charcoal, it is dangerous without ventilation. Burning greasy foods can cause a large amount of smoke which can stain the stealing and cause a fire.
- Do not place gasoline, kerosene, or other highly flammable materials near pot.
- Do not wash pot with water as it may cause damage.
- Stain removal is not necessary, but if you are concerned about stains or odours, wipe the oil stains with a damp rag and scrape off the sticky stains with disposable chopsticks or wood.
Craftsman: Kameshima Seitojo 亀島製陶所
*Please note that Komon products vary, making each item unique. There may be some slight variations in size, finish, and texture from the photo presented here.