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The Kamadosan rice cooker, from Iga City in Japan, is a traditional clay pot used for centuries to cook rice over an open flame. The porous nature of the clay is excellent for withstanding high flames and distributing heat efficiently. It results in perfectly cooked rice. Despite all the modern rice cookers available, - it is well argued that rice tastes best when prepared in a kamadosan.
Please completely dry the pot before use. When you first fill the pot with water, you may notice that water is seeping through the pot. Japanese Earthenware is made this way to avoid cracking while heating. To eliminate this problem, please follow the instructions below:
Cook porridge or heat water mixed with cornstarch in the pot until it boils.
Leave the porridge or water with water in the pot and allow it to cool completely for 1 - 2 hours.