Diatomaceous earth provides phenomenal heat retention, the emission of infrared rays means fast, even cooking with less direct heat which can reduce flavour.
- Shichirin Table Barbecue - 29 x 25 cm (currently substituting for a brown and white BBQ - see additional picture)
- Premium BBQ Skewers x 12 - 30cm
- Sumi Binchotan, Hexagonal Briquettes – 1kg x 2
Why use Binchotan charcoal?
Binchotan charcoal is essential for this Konro grill to get the best cooking results. We do not recommend using poor-quality charcoal in this grill, because a lot of smoke will be produced.
Binchotan charcoal, sometimes called white charcoal, is a traditional Japanese charcoal made from hardwood - usually Japanese oak wood - that has been burned at a high temperature for many hours. It burns cleanly for a very long time, with little smoke and no flames. This means food cooked over Binchotan coals will not smell burnt, retaining its natural flavour and moisture.
Binchotan briquettes offer an excellent alternative to traditional Binchotan at a lower cost. These briquettes are made by densely compressing oak sawdust, which is then burned in traditional Binchotan kilns.
Because of its density, Binchotan charcoal can be a little difficult to light - see guide in How To Use section above.