If there's one cliche that's true about the Japanese, it's that they eat a lot of rice. Which of course gave birth to rice cookers that make preparing rice super-easy: you just add the water and the rice and the machine will make the rest. The Kamadosan Denki Pot, though, is something different: instead of the standard Teflon pot regular rice-cookers use, at its core is a handcrafted crock created by the pottery experts from Iga in Japan's Mie Prefecture.
Everyone who cooks knows that earthenware pots and crocks make the food taste much better because of the way they distribute heat. The designer of the Kamadosan Denki Pot, the 7th generation head of the Nagatanien kiln for Igayaki ware in the pottery center, puts this property to good use, here creating the perfect combination of traditional pottery and electric engineering: a rice cooker that heats a real crock (lid and all) and helps you make the best rice you've ever tasted. From gruel to onigiri rice balls and regular "gohan" (standard rice), the Kamadosan Denki Pot makes them all and makes them better!
The Kamadosan Denki Pot features:
- With crock designed by the 7th generation head of the Nagatanien kiln for Igayaki ware in Iga, Mie Prefecture
- Developed over a four-year period involving 500 test crocks
- Dimensions: 30 x 30 x 26.1cm (11.8 x 11.8 x 10.2")
- Weight (including pot): 7.6kg (16.7 lbs)
- Operating power: AC 100V, 50-60Hz
- Power consumption: 1,300W
- Power cord length: about 1.8m (5.9 ft)
- Interace: touch screen
- Cooking capacity: white rice/other grains 0.18L-0.54L, brown rice 0.18L-0.36L, gruel 0.09L-0.18L
- Includes: rice measuring cup, water measuring cup, rice scoop, rice scoop stand, hand towel, recipe book (in Japanese)
- Instructions: in Japanese (but easy to operate)
- Made in Japan