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[Japan's "Yattoko" and India's "Pakkad"]

A yattoko pot is so called because the edge of the pot is grasped and held with pliers-like scissors called "yattoko." In Japan, there is a professional image of it generally used by Japanese restaurants. As a matter of fact, Indian households also use pots without handles in the same way, grabbing them with a pot grabber called "pakkad." Without a pot handle to break, both of these tools can be used for a lifetime if taken care of.

The feature of the yattoko pot is that it does not have the handle of a yukihira pot. This allows for even heat distribution, no worries about the handle burning on high heat, and it is stackable, making storage space compact. It can be used in layers to boil water, and can also be used as a bowl.

Aluminum is a light material that conducts heat well, making it easy to cook with and ideal for daily use. However, since it does not blend well with oil and burns easily, it is effective to boil rice water or vegetable scraps in a pot with water before use. And it is vulnerable to acids and alkalis, causing the surface of the aluminum to react with minerals in the water and turn black. Darkening is said to be harmless to the human body, but can be removed by boiling with acidic foods (vinegar, lemon, dried plums, apples) or citric acid.

How about using Pincers Pot from Kiya, a reliable cutlery shop established in 1792 and a provider of tools for daily life, as a lifelong tool for your family?

*The first three photos show Indian aluminum pots and pakkads. The pots are also available in different sizes, just like the yattoko pots. The curry is a chickpea curry. Please refer to the end of the article for the recipe.

*To remove darkening on aluminum pots and pans, put a sliced lemon, 2 tbsp of vinegar, peeled apple peel, 2 tsp of citric acid (most effective) and water in a pot, bring to a boil and boil for 15 minutes, then wash off with a soft sponge.

Kiya's Pincers Pot
https://www.shokunin.com/en/kiya/yattoko.html

References
https://osusume.mynavi.jp/articles/5113/
http://www.asiahunter.com/seikatsu/SST-1.htm
https://mag.fufururu.jp/livelihood/005412.html
https://youtu.be/SAIWTuf0pbU (Recipe)