Japanese brand Anaori, known for manufacturing specialty carbon materials has launched a new and innovative cooking utensil infused with elements of Japanese food culture. Named ANAORI kakugama, it is a cube-shaped cooking pot made of carbon graphite with a rounded bottom on the inside.
The pot is accented with chamfered edges inspired by Japanese tea ceremony architecture. It can be used to grill, simmer, poach, fry, and even steam recipes.
ANAORI kakugama is basically a carbon graphite pot that is born out of the founder Eiichi Anaori’s memories of the flavor of sweet potatoes roasted on chunks of carbon graphite. Its shape is rounded toward the bottom on the inner side like traditional firewood pots to ensure uniform heat distribution. The higher heat retention and far infrared emissivity of carbon graphite further enriches the food taste.
This cube-shaped cooking utensil has a Japanese cypress inner lid that also serves as a grill pan. There is another lid that sits flush over the cube to optimize sealing and provides grilling option. It is a versatile cooking pot that is compatible with all heating sources including induction heat, gas, and the oven.
ANAORI kakugama can help in enjoying naturality and the wisdom of Japanese cuisine. It is available in two sizes: 5.1L for professional use and 3.4L for general home use. Handing these pots can be a big deal though; their weight ranges from 6 to 8 kgs. It’s priced at ¥249,800 (about $2,260) on the official website, which is pretty costly for use at home.