Koban Shichirin with Brass Hoop
Maker: Maruwa Kogyo 丸和工業
Producing Area: Japan
Product Type: Kiridashi Shichirin 切り出し七輪
Size: 320 x 325 x 15mm
Comes with Grill Net
Only available in showroom and local shipping.
Shichirin (Konro) is the Japanese Classic BBQ Grill made of clay from Suzu City (Ishikawa prefecture in Japan). Until gas stoves became popular, it was the most common item for grilling fish and vegetables at home. Because Shichirin is a high heat insulated stove and reflects infrared rays, the cooked ingredients are kept juicy, this is one of the most favourite cooking methods for Japanese chefs.
The Clay from this area is the only place where the best diatomaceous earth for Shichirin can be taken. It is an accumulation of phytoplankton carcasses 12 million years ago. The diatomaceous has a high heat resistance and insulation so Shichirin can keep the heat from charcoal, and because of the natural materials it can be returned to the soil.
Measurement and photos are based on a random sample from available inventory.
Please understand that each item has a unique profile and colour as they are handmade and utilise natural materials.
How to Use
- You can use only charcoal. When igniting, it is easy to ignite by using a small amount of newspaper or disposable chopsticks.
- You can adjust the fire with the vent on the outside of the Shichirin.
- Because Shichirin is made of clay, it can crack or break when dropped or suffers a strong impact.
- The bottom of the Shichirin will have a high temperature when in use or after use, please do not touch when the hot charcoal is in it.
- Please put on fireproof objects (.e.g thick wooden boards) or on the ground when you use it.
- When you move it with fired charcoal in it, please use thick cotton gloves.
(Chemical fibre or rubber gloves can melt so please 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.
- When grilling greasy food, it can cause a large amount of smoke, which can stain the ceiling and potentially cause a fire.
- Do not place gasoline, kerosene, or other highly flammable materials near the Shichirin.
- Do no wash Shichirin with water, it may cause damage.
- Shichirin has a heat storage property and it takes time to cool down, so take out the charcoal or extinguish the fire as soon as possible after use to cool it down.
- After use, turn the Shichirin over and take out the charcoal and ash. Basically, cleaning is not necessary, but if you are concerned about the terrible stains or doors, wipe off the oil stains with a damp cloth and scrape off the sticky staines with disposable chopsticks or wood.
- Vent on the outside of Shichirin can be the most damaged place by ash, you can take ash out by opening/closing the vent or knocking the ash through the vent carefully.