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10 Must-Have Japanese Kitchen and Cookware Gadgets

10 Must-Have Japanese Kitchen and Cookware Gadgets

Japanese cuisine is famous for its unique ingredients, beautiful presentation, and delicious taste. Japanese culture is also known for its innovative kitchen gadgets that can make food preparation and cooking more enjoyable and efficient.
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Here are ten Japanese kitchen gadgets that you may want to consider adding to your collection:

1. Marna Kitchen Squeegee

The Marna kitchen squeegee is a practical kitchen tool that helps keeping your countertops and dishes clean and dry. The squeegee's unique design and shape allows it to easily reach corners and tight spaces, ensuring no mess goes unnoticed. It is also easy to clean and maintain.

2. Kettle with Strainer

A kettle with a built-in strainer that allows you to steep loose leaf tea without getting any leaves in your cup. Japanese teapots also have a built-in strainer or infuser. This is ideal for brewing high-quality teas such as green tea, oolong tea, or sencha.

3. Japanese Mandoline 

Featuring sharp blades made of stainless steel and ceramic, a mandoline can make even and precise cuts, while its adjustable settings allow you to customize the thickness and shape of slices. Whether you are preparing salads, stir-fries, or garnishes, a Japanese mandoline can speed up the process and ensure consistency and uniformity.

4. Insulated Food Jar 

A stainless steel jar that keeps your food hot or cold for hours, making it perfect for meals on the go. With a variety of sizes and styles to choose from, a food jar is perfect for packing lunch, traveling, or camping. A wide mouth on the food jar makes it easy to fill and clean, as well as easy to clean. 

5. Japanese Rice Cooker 

By using a rice cooker, you can save time and energy in the kitchen, while still enjoying delicious and fluffy rice that is perfect for any meal. Whether you prefer white, brown, or sticky rice, a Japanese rice cooker can handle it all, with features such as multiple settings, timers, and keep-warm functions to ensure that your rice is always hot and ready to serve.
My Cookware Kitchen Gadgets6. Donabe Japanese Clay Pot 

Made of porous clay, it absorbs and retains heat, making it perfect for slow-cooking stews, soups, and rice dishes. Donabe is also great for communal dining, as it can be placed in the center of the table and shared among friends and family. With proper care, a donabe can last for many years, becoming an essential and beloved tool of your kitchen.

7. Japanese Knives 

Professional chefs and home cooks alike rely on Japanese knives for their precision, sharpness, and durability. Each knife is specialised for chopping, slicing, or filleting according to its shape and size. Whether you are preparing sushi, slicing sashimi, or mincing garlic, a Japanese knife can make the process easier and more efficient. Japanese knives can last for many years when properly cared for and maintained, making them valuable kitchen assets.

8. Japanese Konro Grill/Hibachi Grill 

The Japanese konro grill is a traditional and high-quality tool for grilling that can take your cooking to the next level. Made of diatom mud, the konro grill is designed to retain heat and distribute it evenly, resulting in perfectly cooked and flavourful dishes. With a Japanese konro grill, you can enjoy the authentic taste and aroma of charcoal grilled food, and impress your guests with your culinary skills.

9. Japanese Omelette Pan

Japanese omelette pans help you make perfect and delicious tamagoyaki, a traditional Japanese rolled omelet. With the rectangular shape of the pan, rolling and shaping the omelet is easy, while the handle provides precision and control. Compact and lightweight, the tamago pan is perfect for small kitchens or on-the-go cooking.

10. Japanese Deep Fryer with Thermometer

A compact and lightweight fryer that creates perfectly fried and crispy tempura with attached wire mesh strainers. A carbon steel fryer retains and distributes heat evenly, resulting in golden, delicious fried foods. The fryer is easy to store and handle, making it ideal for small kitchens or camping trips. The attached wire mesh strainers make frying easy and efficient.


  • The article was written by Kai, a product specialist at My Cookware®.

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