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Seiro Steamer Basket by Yamacoh

Seiro Steamer Basket by Yamacoh

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A hand-made steamer with natural, timeless aesthetic combined with practical, everyday usability makes this a cherished item for those that enjoy steamed meals. 

This Wappa Seiro steamer includes the steamer, steamer lid, bamboo base, and a wooden divider. This steamer fits perfectly in the Dantsuki Seiro Pot. A useful accessory when steaming is a steamer cloth, which works well with rice and much more. This particular lid, that simply sits on top of the container, is the western style lid from Kyoto, it’s known as Nosebitsu.

A Seiro is a type of steamer made from wood. Japanese Seiros are usually made of Cedar or Cypress (Hinoki), while Chinese steamers are made from Bamboo. The two types of steamers serve the same function. They work very well at uniformly heating and cooking a wide variety of items. A Seiro is an essential tool for steamed buns, or Bao. But there are many uses for a Seiro, including reheating rice, which gives wonderful results. A steam cloth is recommended for easy cleanup.

Using a Seiro is pretty straightforward and easy to do. Simply place the basket over simmering water and steam. The Dantsuki Pot works very with this method because the inner ledge holds the Seiro in place.

A Wappa Seiro (Magewappa) utilizes a traditional steam-bending woodcraft technique, which began generations ago in Odate, Akita Prefecture, and creates a truly unique and beautiful piece. The main body of the vessel is formed from a single sheet of wood and wrapped into a cylinder. Additional pieces are added, depending on the use.

Yamacoh, founded in 1972, is based in Natsugawa, Gifu Prefecture, specializes in natural wooden products. Their Youbi brand can be described as ‘functional beauty.’ Youbi’s wood products are primarily made from Japanese Cypress, Hinoki and Sawara. These skilled craftsmen produce refined products that are delicately lined, with smooth beautiful surfaces.

Brand: Yamacoh

Size: Main body: about 200x120mm tall, With lid: about 208x130mm tall

Weight: Steamer: 464g (17oz)

Material: Steamer: White Pine, Bamboo

Please Note: Before using for the first time, it’s recommended to steam the empty basket for 5-10 minutes to prepare for use.

Before using, always briefly immerse in water. This prevents the wood from burning, warping or cracking.

Wood is not dishwasher safe. Excessive detergent and soap may damage the wood products and natural oils as well.

Please note: Avoid putting away wet. Hand drying with a towel generally works well. Avoid storing in damp, humid or excessively hot areas. And avoid direct sunlight.

This is a handmade product, so there may be slight variations in appearance, which may include small scratches that occur in the manufacturing process.

Please note that the photos shown are one example. The specific item you receive may differ slightly in appearance.

Made in Japan

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