The Little Kasai Konro grill with its British made stylish brushed stainless steel finish, floating feet, handles and a natural sustainable mineral tiles is perfect for both home use and the rigours of a professional kitchen. It is the perfect size for any surface due to its compact design. Offering versatility, better flavour and a more enjoyable cooking experience than you would ever imagine. Not only is it a game changer for grilling meats, fish, vegetables, it is the ultimate sous vide finishing tool, and believe us we have tried a lot of sous vide cooked food.
Our Kasai Grills Tiles are made from a natural mineral that goes through a process called exfoliation to become our Kasai Tile. Our special Kasai Tiles reflect heat back into the grill thus making the temperatures more consistent. They have been specially designed to withstand temperatures of up to almost 1,200ºC/ 2,200ºF We have really hit our sustainability aim here, as once the tiles are black, we can offer you replacement tiles, and the old tiles can be ground and used by gardeners. They are an effective soil conditioner that can loosen compacted soil, provide drainage, and hold three to four times its weight in water.
The nature of the Kasai grill and the Japanese BBQ cooking style works best when the grill is extremely hot, we always recommend to use our Kasai range with Binchotan charcoal due to its long burning properties and its ability to seal in natural flavours without imparting any other aromas.
If you have ever travelled to Japan, you would have seen one of these small style BBQs on just about every street corner. Particularly as you walk around the entertainment quarter of Osaka (Dontonbori near Namba station) you will find a Konro at almost every restaurant with an expert operator twisting Yakitori skewers or some other delicious morsels.
The Konro is probably better known in the west as a Hibachi grill, but in Japan it is called Shichirin or Konro. It’s a bit complicated, but the Shichirin and Konro names probably evolved when these small clay or ceramic fire boxes started getting used for cooking instead of just heating.
Hibachi were originally developed in around the 8th century A.D. and their original purpose was to act as a small room heater. My guess is that they became a poor man’s Kamado or cooking range, like those cheap electric hot plates are today. Over time it was discovered that they were great for cooking Yakitori and other smaller food items and so they were rebranded or renamed Konro or Shichirin.
This is a compact and simple charcoal grill that is made using a natural material that optimises heat retention. Because these grills have superior heat-insulation properties, charcoal used in them burns longer than in conventional cookers.
Nothing tastes quite like charcoal grilled chicken skewers or yakitori. Now you can make delicious yakitori and other grilled dishes on your patio tabletop with this convenient Japanese style charcoal grill. With decent quality lump charcoal or Binchotan a Konro produces a very hot source of heat (750°C). The compact size and shape and the firebrick/ceramic construction makes these grills perfect for cooking skews of meat or sliced vegetables. The food is inches away from the charcoal and the juice that drips down is instantly evaporated into a smoky cloud of deliciousness that infuses with the food on the grill. The hot temperature is also perfect for creating crisp caramelised skins on chicken and other meats. Makes food taste great!
Looking for inspiration? Why not view our recipes - perfect for cooking on charcoal.
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Due to the nature of the material this item is made from, they are not designed to be submerged in water, get wet or be left outside. Doing so will invalidate the warranty.
Please note that the nature of this style of cooking is based on the coals becoming extremely hot – using Charcoal instead of Wood offers much greater heat due to a much higher energy content. With this in mind, the grill will also become and extremely hot and will need to be placed on a suitable surface capable of withstanding high temperatures.
Please note, this product is made out of natural clay. After time it may develop hairline fractures, but this will not affect the quality or usage.