About the product
Total sales in Japan are over 12 million yen! Over 995 fans in Japan!
‘best pot' has been recognized with the OMOTENASHI SELECTION 2020 Gold Award in Japan.
Hi cooking lovers, which do you prefer for today’s dinner?
Enjoying a carefully prepared, healthy, delicious meal with your family.
Or cooking and eating dinner as soon as you get home after work.
'best pot' waterless cooking pot and 'RANGESTAR' microwavable cooker will help both types of people!
Using the traditional techniques of Banko-yaki earthenware from Yokkaichi, Mie, Japan, the ‘best pot’ waterless cooking pot and microwavable cooker ‘RANGESTAR’ are now available.
The high sealing performance is achieved with Banko-yaki technology, materials, and precision cutting techniques. The temperature rises slowly when heating, and the food is heated slowly and gradually to the core, resulting in a delicious fluffy finish.
‘best pot’ waterless cooking pot
Recommended for people who enjoy a carefully prepared, healthy, delicious meal with their family!
When the water is released from the food and the water comes to a boil, turn off the heat.
Then just leave it alone and the pot will do the cooking!
1) The main body uses an earthenware pot made of Banko-yaki
The main body is made of earthenware. Unlike iron pots, the temperature of ceramics rises slowly when heated, and Banko-yaki earthenware pots with their high far-infrared radiation rate, are excellent for slowly heating food from the core. In addition, it can store heat, so you can leave residual heat cooking to us. The flavours will soak in well.
2) Iron-cast lid keeps the flavour of the ingredients in place.
The weight of the cast-iron lid makes it airtight, allowing steam containing the flavour of the ingredients to circulate, keeping the heat in and allowing heat storage and waterless cooking. The Fibonacci sequence of bumps and dents on the underside of the lid efficiently returns the moisture containing the flavour components to the pot.
- The lid and pot are aligned with a precision of 0.001 millimetres.
- The Fibonacci pattern of bumps and dents on the back of the lid promotes the circulation of moisture inside the pot.
3) Hagama shape enables heat-storing cooking
The pot is designed in the shape of a Hagama-shaped pot (*Hagama is Japanese traditional cookware) so that heat is evenly distributed throughout the entire pot. The pot is also designed with a double-layer structure to ensure that heat convects inside the pot. Foods warmed from the core in this favourable environment will show their true flavour to the fullest.
>>See posts on how to use it on Instagram!
‘RANGE STAR’ microwavable Cooker
Recommended for people who cook and eat dinner as soon as they get home after work!
Simply put the ingredients in, microwave straight away and wait a few minutes for the anhydrous curry to cook!
‘RANGE STAR’ is made from heat-resistant clay with high far-infrared emissivity, which makes it suitable for use in microwave ovens. Simply put the ingredients in as they are and they will be heated to the core for a tender finish.
1) Just put in the ingredients｜Everyone can easily cook a wide range of dishes without fire.
Put the cut ingredients and seasonings into ‘RANGESTAR’ and leave it in the microwave and/or toaster oven. You can enjoy a wide variety of cooking, including simmering, steaming and grilling. You can even cook rice.
2) Short-time cooking is possible｜Traditional craft techniques and wisdom for modern lifestyles.
The technology and materials of Banko ware and the precision grinding technology have achieved a high degree of airtightness. The food is slowly and gradually heated to the core, resulting in a tasty, fluffy finish. The natural material prevents oil and odours from sticking to the surface, making it easy to use every day.
3) Waterless cooking in microwave oven｜High sealing performance enables waterless cooking in the microwave.
The deep, rounded shape promotes heat convection and maximises sealing properties, enabling waterless cooking in the microwave without losing flavour and steam. You can enjoy a waterless curry with the flavour of the ingredients condensed, or steamed vegetables with just the water content of the vegetables with one push of a button.
4) Japanese design｜Can be used for cooking and as tableware.
The high heat retention properties mean that finished dishes can be left in ‘RANGESTAR’ to maintain their temperature and be served at the table. The simple ceramic design makes it possible to use it as tableware by placing it directly on the table when finished.
>>See posts on how to use it on Instagram!
‘best pot’ is a product that is most powerful over an open fire, but many households use induction, and ‘RANGESTAR’ was born as a result of thinking about a product that can be used in microwave ovens and toaster ovens as something that can be used in any household. We carefully hand-carved each product with the idea of creating a product that people would want to use in this day and age, so that they can enjoy the same delicious food and bring smiles to their dining table.
We are developing our products also to preserve the traditional Japanese craft of Banko-yaki for future generations.
Banko-yaki is now facing a shortage of successors and is destined to become obsolete in ten years' time if it continues at this rate, but we are able to produce it consistently within the company in order to promote the technique.
[‘best pot’ waterless cooking pot]
*Not for use with induction cookers.
*Available with microwaves and ovens if you take off the lid.
*6 colors are available: white, black, indigo blue, tea-leaf green, ash gray, or chestnut red.
[‘RANGESTAR’ microwavable cooker]
The mini is just the right size to fit in a toaster oven and two can fit side by side in a microwave oven, making it a good size for one person or for individual use.
The large is close to A4 size (210mm x 297mm) and is a good size for a family.
3 colors are available: cream, camel and blue.
*Do not soak and leave in detergent. It will soak into the ceramic itself, making cooking impossible.
*Please note that due to the nature of the product, stains and other debris will remain on the surface if a spillage occurs. Also, the product may have uneven glaze colouration and small holes called pinholes.
*Due to the nature of the product, there may be traces of the casting opening on the upper and lower surfaces. There is no problem in use.
About the maker
MOLATURA's parent company, Nakamura Seisakusho, is a long-standing company with a history of more than 100 years. For many years, the company was a subcontractor making parts for precision machinery, but after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, sales fell by 90%. Nevertheless, the company never gave up and took new initiatives, such as developing its own products, based on the words of its predecessor, "We cut everything but air".
The result was the titanium seal (hanko in Japanese) 'SAMURA-IN', which was launched in 2015 and successfully demonstrated the company's advanced cutting technology. By creating products recognised by the public, the performance of our core business has improved significantly, and we are now involved in manufacturing cutting-edge machine parts, such as space rockets, industrial robots and motors for electric vehicles.
In recent years, the company has incorporated technology to enable in-house production of Banko-yaki, a traditional craft of the local Yokkaichi area, in order to preserve it for future generations. One of the features of the company's activities is that it is taking advantage of its own technology to enter industries that are in decline or going out of business, so that it does not overlook the technology that is going out of date. One of the moves to preserve 'Banko-yaki' for future generations is the production of products called 'best pot' and 'RANGESTAR'.
Risk and Challenge
Specifications and designs are subject to change without prior notice.
If more orders are received than expected, the delivery may be delayed.
Colours are reproduced as faithfully as possible, but may vary due to the display environment and other factors.
Please note that returns and refunds are not accepted for customer convenience.