Jump to content

Sign in to follow this  
spy23714

Hibachi Pot worth Restoring?

Recommended Posts

Recently moved into the home my girlfriend’s grandparents left her when they passed. In the process of going through their things and cleaning everything up, we stumbled across this hibachi pot. 

 

Her grandfather was military and met her grandmother in Japan and brought her and this habachi pot home to the states with him. 

 

I don’t know really anything about these cookers except from the little I’ve read online (earthenware clay, don’t cook over 300°-400°) so I’m really a newb to this area of cooking. Prior to now, everything I’ve cooked has been on a gas grill, but I’d really like to learn how to use this and look forward to learning a lot here. 

 

My qiestion for today is what are your thoughts on this? The lower fire ring is cracked into a few pieces, but I’ve read that many people use them that way. It needs a new gasket and a good cleaning, but is there anything else I should consider doing before I try to cook anything in it? I’ve also read where people will place a nylon rope in the gap between the fire ring and interior wall of the cooker to prevent the heat from sneaking around the edges? I’m not sure if this is a good idea or not, but I’m hoping this is the kind of pros and cons I can learn from you guys. 

 

Thanks in advance!

50B738AD-EBEF-43F9-ADF3-269DBC5D3E2E.jpeg

75A1D371-02F6-4D04-8D6A-0C976FCB193B.jpeg

E76A6DD2-3534-46B8-A92C-BA6BD0E91FED.jpeg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've seen where some people with a broken liner will drill holes and stich the pieces back  together with stainless steel wire.   But a rope?????  Sorta new at this myself.   But that is a nice inheritance.   Be my luck if anybody I know died, they'd probably leave me a gasser.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
20 hours ago, John Sand said:

There's another thread about them:

 

I saw this thread and rather than trying to revive a 4 year old thread (that was tried back in March and failed) I figured I’d try a fresh perspective as my situation is slightly different. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...