11 hours ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:
Any thoughts on using a donabe with induction or with a solid top? And yes, I do love The Japan Times.
There do exist induction compatible donabes -- not shocking, I guess, given the huge popularity of induction in Japan. This attractive but pricey one is readily available in the US:
There are many more (at lower price points) on amazon.co.jp but I'm not sure how you'd get them here.
Some of them appear to use some kind of special ceramic that reacts to induction (maybe with high iron content?). Others like this one seem to use a metal insert *inside* the pot, presumably with a thinner/flatter bottom than traditional donabe.
My guess is the efficiency isn't amazing, but for the low/slow cooking style of a donabe it may not matter.
No experience with any of these myself -- just was fascinated by your question!