Merits of GINPO’s earthenware pots
- Heat Resisting Strength
- No lead or cadmium used
- This clay pot is one of the most popular clay pots in Japan called Kamado-san
- Fluffy rice is cooked with a far-infrared effect
- The double lid can prevent spillage
- This clay pot has good heat retention
- For direct fire or Microwave or oven only
- Size: No. 9 φ 28cm × H 16cm／3.2L
Usable: Gas, Microwave, Oven, Radient
* Products other than“Donabe”casserole pots can only be used in microwave
Note: Application of the Food Sanitation Act
How to Use
How to Avoid problems
- Can not be used for deep-fried cooking, can cause fires if used.
- Always use a pot coaster before placing on a table
How to avoid burns
- When cooking, use oven mittens to move the pot. Also be careful of steam escaping from the hole in the lid as to not scald yourself.
- Please be careful about using an electromagnetic cooking device used with the pot, because the top plate of the device becomes extremely hot during use.
- Hot water may splash out during boiling. Be careful not to scald yourself.
How to avoid damages
- Please avoid heating an empty earthen pot.
- When using an electric coiled cooking surface, please ensure a gap of more than 1 cm between the coils and the earthen pot.
- If you remove an earthen pot from the freezer, thaw it before cooking.
How to avoid the earthen pot from becoming moldy or having odors
- For the first 5 uses, please avoid leaving food and ingredients inside the pot after cooking.
- After each use, please dry well and keep the earthen pot in a dry space to prevent mold or mildew.
- Avoid soaking the earthen pot in detergent water. Wash and rinse only.
- Please also avoid using curry, kimuchi of similar seasoned foods for the first 5 times of use.(This will help to prevent discoloration and odors from lingering in the future.)
Fine human senses are indispensable for all processes.
GINPO’s product quality is supported by craftsmen with excellent skills.
Product quality has been the No.1 objective that GINPO has valued more than anything else since its founding. Based on the tradition and techniques inherited from its forebears, GINPO has improved its product quality while meeting the needs of the times. Under the principle of “Wishing to create happy family meal times by making high-quality ceramic pots, and proposing healthy diets,” we developed our original clay and glaze through our down-to-earth research. We engage in the manufacture of excellent products through integrated production in Japan.
Our work begins with making the best clay and glaze most suited for creating ceramic pots. The raw materials for making pots are selected from around the world. In pursuit of an extremely high-grade petalite, which influences the heat-resistance of products, we import petalite from a mine in Zimbabwe, to which we make a request for special ore dressing. Our clay is made by mixing these raw materials. This original clay lays the foundation for our pots, with a performance capable of enduring temperature changes of up to 650 degree.
Also, our glaze is made through our original formulation in our factory, in which we use no lead or cadmium, and boasts not only a beautiful finish but also high performance in preventing stains and odors, and easier maintenance.
Based on these original clays and glazes, properties such as high heat-resistance, heat storage and durability are developed, and these raw materials are transformed into GINPO’s ceramic pots, allowing its customers to cook and enjoy highly satisfying meals.
The power of a roller machine and a pressure casting method are mainly used in the forming process. Through our cultivated forming technique, we consistently manufacture highly accurate, stable products. We have also designed the shapes of our products to ensure that the pot is not chipped by coming into contact with other objects.
The glazing and painting on the pot are conducted both by machines and manually, through various methods suited to the respective models. Above all, the painting for the Hanamishima and the Kyomishima, whose designs are said to symbolize GINPO’s “Donabe”casserole pots, requires a delicate touch. GINPO’s products are finished by the skillful handwork of its craftsmen.
The firing, the final manufacturing process for our products, is performed in a brick tunnel kiln approximately 60 m long. While a sagger on a cart is put into the kiln from one end and is slowly maneuvered through the tunnel to the exit at the opposite end, the products undergo continuous firing, during which pre-heating, firing and cooling are applied. A computer manages the firing process in order to finely adjust the temperature, so that each product is fired at the appropriate temperature over 24 hours.