Shichirin Hida Konro Table barbecue 15 x 15cm
Includes: Barbecue, grill and wooden stand
At just 12.5cm x 12.5cm grill size this barbecue is designed for use at the table for diners to cooks their own meat, fish or vegetables; think fondue but with fire! Made from diatomaceous earth, the thermal insulation is exceptional; food is cooked quickly, without extreme heat and flavours are therefore preserved.
Shichirin Hida Konro is a traditional Japanese cooking appliances made of the porous clay called Keisodo. The clay consists of the algae carcasses accumulated at the bottom of the ocean over a long period of time.. It is made by hollowing out the cut out clay, before it is baked and finished. Keisodo has around 40,000 small holes per 1 micron particle that gives the Shichirin Hida Konro extraordinary heat retention power, making it possible to cook with very little heat.
Shichirin literally means 7 wheels and here means portable stove. Used since the Edo period when they were first used as room heaters they are also also referred to as a Hibachi, which translates as “bowl of wire”. Use with one of our Binchotan charcoals, do not use a poor-quality charcoal as you will not get the best results and a lot of smoke will be produced.
Instructions for use:
Add ignited Binchotan charcoal to your Shichirin table barbecue
For more details on igniting and cooling Binchotan charcoal for re use please see here
Only use barbecue outside
Binchotan charcoal releases minimal smoke but cooking food, oil etc will release carbon monoxide which is lethal in indoor environments
Base of the grill becomes extremely hot; it must be placed on a fireproof surface
Burning charcoal can release sparks that travel to the area surrounding the grill
Barbeques become very hot, keep out of the reach of children, handle with care, place on a surface that will not burn
Allow grill and barbecue to cool before cleaning
Grill can be washed
Barbecue is made of earth so should not become wet; it can be brushed clean when cool.
Never pour water in the grill, it can crack
Never move grill water when hot
Transport carefully as it can crack or break if mishandled
Store in a dry, well ventilated area – avoid damp storage
Small cracks appear in the earth after use as it heats and cools – this is normal, no cause for alarm and does not affect performance