Antique Japanese cast iron kettle

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

If you have or if you're looking at purchasing 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....
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 famous region...
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, I’ll focus on the...
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 won't break on your kitchen tiles. But what's the best cast iron teapot? If...
Vermicular Cast Iron

Your easy-to-follow guide on Vermicular cast iron

If you are interested in Japanese cast-iron, then you have to check out a brand called Vermicular. The company currently manufactures high-end cast-iron enamelware. And takes on the French brands such as Le Creuset...
Iwachu Castings Works foundry worker

Iwachu cast iron (history, products, teapot use and care)

If you are looking for a Japanese cast iron teapot or kettle, you'll come across a company called Iwachu. Whether you are wanting a bright and cheerful teapot or a traditional kettle, Iwachu has...
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, the ingenious people at Sanjo Special Cast...
Kamasada-Cast-Iron-Studio

Japanese cast iron: history, benefits, products, and brands

We have used cast iron cookware to cook our food for centuries. And for good reason, cast iron is durable, healthy, and in my humble opinion, beautiful. No wonder this rather weighty material has...
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...

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