Unilloy and SSC cast iron on display at Sanjo Special Cast Co Foundry

Here’s why you need Unilloy and SCC cast iron

Have you ever wanted a traditional cast-iron skillet or a trusty Dutch oven but put off by the weight or the need to reseason the cookware? Well, Sanjo Special Cast Co, Ltd. has created...
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Japanese cast iron: history, benefits, products, and brands

We have used cast iron cookware to cook our food for centuries. And for a good reason, cast iron is durable, healthy, and in my humble opinion, beautiful. No wonder this rather weighty material...
Teapot or kettle or teapot kettle whats the difference?

Japanese cast iron teapot vs kettle. What’s the difference?

If you enjoy a nice cup of tea, then you may have heard that using old-fashioned, cast-iron teapots and kettles is a great way to make that perfect cuppa. In Japan, many people enjoy...

How to use a cast iron teapot? (step by step guide)

Okay, you have a new cast iron teapot, but now what? Cast iron teapots are really easy to use. But often, manufacturers don't include clear instructions on how to use their teapots. So if...
What is Nanbu Tekki?

Nanbu Tekki or Nambu Tekki? (Learn about Japanese cast iron)

If you like using cast iron teapots or kettles, you might have heard of special ironware from Japan called Nanbu Tekki. Nanbu Tekki is not as well-known outside of Japan. But in Japan, this...
Antique Japanese cast iron kettle

Cast iron kettle guide (history, benefits, tips, care, and FAQs).

If you have or if you're looking to purchase a cast-iron kettle. Then you probably have a few questions, such as how can I use my kettle? Or my kettle has white spots. These...
Large selection of cast iron teapots

How to use and care for cast iron teapots, (tips, benefits, restoration)

Do you start your morning with a nice hot cup of tea? Maybe, you like to unwind and relax with a cuppa at the end of the day. But how do you make that...
Kikuchi San from Oitomi

Oitomi teapots and kettles (history, manufacture, use and care).

Are you looking for an authentic Japanese teapot or kettle? Then you may want to consider one made by Oitomi. Oitomi is one of the few companies that make their products in the famous...
Oigen shop

Oigen cast iron (history, how to use, care for your cast-iron)

Are you looking for Japanese cast iron? Then you’re likely to come across two different companies Iwachu and Oigen. Both companies make traditional teapots, kettles, and cookware. In this article, you can learn about...
Best cast iron teapots

Best Cast Iron Teapot To Make A Great Cuppa

Why settle for a cup of tea brewed in a glass teapot when Japanese teapots look great, fun to use, and will not break on your kitchen tiles. But what are the best cast-iron...

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