Clay nabe pots for flat top IH stoves

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I like my IH flat top stove but was really disappointed last year when I couldn’t use my donabe (clay pot for hotpot). Really. Disappointed. I didn’t look to see if they made special clay pots for IH stoves last year so I couldn’t tell you how long they have been available. I bought a cheapie at Nitori this year and am in love. Some of the differences are: the bottom is completely flat and it comes with two plates that must be used in the bottom.

I have been using it for everything that doesn’t require frying or is gloopy. I would make oatmeal or barley in it but I cringe at the thought of cleaning oatmeal out of the holes in the plate. I bought the 1-2 person size and wish I had gotten a size bigger (they were out of that size) because the plates take up valuable real estate.  The boxes are clearly marked as using a regular clay pot can have disastrous results on a flat top stove. New flat tops have sensors to avoid problems – mine won’t even turn on unless it senses the right kind of pot. Look for IH対応土鍋 (IH たいおうどなべ IH taiou donabe) on the box. Many non IH-friendly donabe boxes will have IH with an x over it.

8 thoughts on “Clay nabe pots for flat top IH stoves

  1. Oh wow, thanks, I haven’t even looked! I did toy around with the idea of changing to a tajine for IH but have been too lazy to look for one of those too. Thanks for doing my work for me. 😉

  2. Oh wow, thanks, I haven’t even looked! I did toy around with the idea of changing to a tajine for IH but have been too lazy to look for one of those too. Thanks for doing my work for me. 😉

    1. I have one but since I use the nabe almost every day it works out better if I have a proper IH one. Almost every day has a special nabe moment in winter in this house 😉

    1. I have one but since I use the nabe almost every day it works out better if I have a proper IH one. Almost every day has a special nabe moment in winter in this house 😉

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