You don't need to have a deep knowledge of Japanese food to know nori: even if all you have ever tried is sushi, you'll have tasted nori, the thin, almost black seaweed used to wrap sushi rolls. And you know that one of the worst sensations is having to bite a bit of nori that has lost its crispiness. This is a big problem in Japan as well, since for at least three months every year, the humidity is so high that it makes nori as soft as it was when it came out of the sea. Fortunately, there's a way to right this wrong and its name is the Japanese Seaweed Dryer.
The Japanese Seaweed Dryer is a very simple device with only one purpose: to make your nori as crisp as you want it. The dryer is basically a metallic box, measuring 235 x 145 x 140 mm (9.3 x 5.7 x 5.5") on the outside and 228 x 137 x 85 mm (9 x 5.4 x 3.3") on the inside, and a power cord with a built-in switch: all you have to do is lay your nori sheets inside, switch it on, and let its lamp do the rest!
Specs and Features:
- For drying sheets of nori seaweed
- Dimensions (outside): 235 x 145 x 140 mm (9.3 x 5.7 x 5.5")
- Dimensions (inside): 228 x 137 x 85 mm (9 x 5.4 x 3.3")
- Single-phase power: 100 V, 10 W
- One-switch operation
- Power cord length: 1.9 m (6.2 ft)
- Instructions/manual: Japanese