Features and Inclusions:
- Produced from a proprietary raw material composition of diatomaceous earth and natural ceramic. Each Shichirin is cast by hand, and finished one unit at a time.
- Baked to 1200 degrees Celsius in traditional Japanese kilns to withstand high temperature grilling. Designed for use with Firebrand fuel products.
- Solid steel frame to securely house the firebowl body with matching hardware.
- Matt and satin black finish on all surfaces to make your Shichirin the sexiest looking grill on the block.
- 2 x air vents with closable levers to control air intake into the firebowl.
- Heavy duty removable cast iron charcoal base plate with raised supports for efficient air circulation and to ensure optimum fuel performance.
- Weaved cooking grill designed to ensure the food has minimal contact during grilling, allowing high performance cooking without the food sticking to the grill.
- Bamboo base plate to ensure you can safely use your Shichirin on any surface, with matching handles making the unit easy to transport.
- Cooking surface area (L x W): 33.5cm x 17.2cm
- Assembled dimensions including handles (L x W x H): 52cm x 22cm x 16cm
- Internal Cooking Depth: 11cm (From the base of unit to the cooking grill)
- Net weight / gross weight: 11kg / 12.5kg
- Shipping dimensions (L x W x H): 58.5cm x 31cm x 25.5cm
- Model No: FBQSHN
- Warranty: 12 months (Manufacturing defects only. Refer to warranty booklet for further information).
What is a Shichirin Grill?
A Shichirin is a lightweight, compact and versatile charcoal grill that you can easily take with you or move around. Traditionally made of diatomaceous earth or natural ceramic clay, which both posses high heat retention qualities, high fire resistance, durability and are lightweight. Natural wood charcoal (primarily Binchotan) is used to fuel the cooks and one can grill for many hours at a time. The intensity of the heat can by adjusted by using the built-in ventilation slides for air circulation.
The History of the Shichirin Grill
The word Shichirin translates to mean “seven rings” or “seven wheels”. It is said that in the Japanese Edo period (1603-1867) these grills were an affordable way to cook in most households. Costing only seven ‘rin’ to fuel each cook, rin being the form of currency commonly used at the time. So they were a very efficient unit to run and a healthy way to cook. Tick Tick.
For the proceeding centuries and in the present day, the humble Shichirin has brought people together, sharing the warmth of the coal and delicious chargrilled aromas, perfect for all proteins and vegetables.
Is a Shichirin Grill the same thing as a Hibachi or Konro?
The short answer is No, although most units are small and portable and look alike, you’ll find they are all made differently. A Hibachi Grill or Konro Grill can easily be mistaken for a Shichirin Grill. The history of the Hibachi and Konro both date to post World War II when American soldiers who served in Japan took a liking to cooking on the Shichirin when serving and tried to implement the same cooking style when they arrived back home. Materials such as cast iron or mild steel have since been used to commercialize this style of cooking.