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How To Cook With A Japanese Indoor Grill

Grilling is perhaps mankind's favorite food centered activity, and yet many do not possess the outdoor space to achieve this charred perfection. If lack of space doesn't stand in your way, perhaps building rules and regulations prohibit your grilling adventures. In any case, a solution does exist for renters and homeowners alike that will delight your guests with the smoky, savory taste of a grilled meal.


A Japanese indoor grill is the perfect solution for bringing grilled food preparation into the home. Known to chefs and consumers alike in the Western hemisphere as hibachi; the Japanese indoor grill delivers exceptional flavor to proteins and vegetables with its concentrated heat. Largely constructed of highly conductive stainless steel, the cook top surface of hibachis provide concentrated intense heat for the perfect sear. 

 

Different Types of Grills

Most models of Japanese indoor grills made for using in the home are powered by electricity. Less commonly found are indoor hibachi grills fueled with propane or natural gas. There are many options for the indoor grill enthusiast when choosing the right hibachi grill.

Grated topped hibachis allow the user to adjust the height of the cooking surface either moving your food closer the the heat or further away. This precise control is beneficial when grilling proteins. For example, bone-in proteins will take longer to cook through and may require a longer period of concentrated heat until they are safe to eat. Boneless proteins and thinner cuts will require a shorter cooking time to preserve moisture content.

Using a grate top hibachi indoors offer smokeless grilling. With these models, the heat is traveling upwards toward your food and not downwards onto the counter or tabletop surface ensuring efficient grilling. Food grilled on a grate top hibachi will have the iconic grill marks just as outdoor charcoal and gas fueled model do.

Flat top indoor hibachi grills are more similar to the style of grilling that is quintessential to Japanese-American restaurant chains. The main difference being size. Indoor hibachi on a flat top or griddle goes far beyond stir frying. These surfaces pack a punch with extremely consistent high cooking heat. The solid surface allows for an entire meal to be prepared at the same time. Lastly, the smooth surface cleans up quickly.

Corrugated topped hibachi grills are a step in between the traditional grate top and the modern flat top. The corrugated top on these models gives food the iconic grill stripes and provides an easy to clean surface. Meals cooked on this type of hibachi sear on highly conductive, non-stick metal surfaces delivering quality to your plate.

 

Using Your Grill

  • Power on according to manufacturer's instructions
  • Ensure that you are using your grill in a ventilated area
  • Place marinated and or seasoned protein on the grill first
  • Vegetables should follow
  • Watch your items to ensure they are cooked through
  • When food is cooked, remove from grill and enjoy


Once you have completed your first indoor hibachi grilling experience, pause for just a moment and pat yourself on the back. Cleaning up is simple with an indoor hibachi. In order to ensure safety, utilize the manufacturer's cleaning instructions and store as suggested.

  

Dig/s Home Goods and Housewares is a family-run business, just basically Chuck, Susan and a few helpers. It's these homegrown roots that give our company a great work ethic and a strong foundation on which to expand and develop. Our heart goes into our work, and it shows in everything we do, from the kind of products we offer to the kind of service we provide. Our customers matter to us. You matter to us, and your business is greatly appreciated.
Sending positive vibes your way,
Chuck
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Why Do People Love Cuban Coffee Machines?

 

The coffee culture in Cuba is not only unique but also popular around the world, with the coffee being richly fresh and having a distinct flavor. One of the reasons why Cuban coffee has gained popularity and acceptance is because of the brewing process. The process is not only easy and extraordinary but also delivers strong espresso-style coffee that meets the needs of coffee lovers. Cuban coffee machines, the coffee makers that are commonly used, convert sugar into caramel during the brewing process. The caramelized sugar is responsible for the distinct flavor of the beverage. Here are some of the reasons why people love the coffee machines. 

Temperature

Every coffee lover understands the critical role that temperature plays when brewing coffee. While extremely high temperatures will burn your coffee, you will not extract coffee from ground beans if the water is not hot enough. These coffee machines work in an amazing way, brewing coffee that perfectly fits the desired taste. This ensures that you will enjoy rich flavor every time you use them to prepare your favorite beverage. 

 

Programming features

Depending on the time of day that you want to enjoy your coffee, you can set the coffee machine to brew the beverage at that specific time each day. This feature will impress those who like to have a cup of coffee once they wake up in the morning. The programming features of the coffee makers allow you to enjoy the convenience you need every day. 

Water filters

By filtering the water you use to brew your beverage, Cuban coffee machines deliver rich flavor in two major ways. Since the coffee you drink comprises mainly of water, filtering and purifying water will allow you to have a high quality cup of coffee. Filtering also gets rid of any impurities that can potentially reduce the flavor of your coffee. With this, you can keep the rich flavor intact.

Speed

Another reason why people love these coffee machines is because of how fast they brew coffee. When you are in a hurry or would like to prepare coffee fast, the machines will deliver the beverage in a relatively short period of time. Most of these coffee machines are 25% faster to make it easy for you, especially on mornings when you cannot wait to step out of your door. 

Brew strength

Having a coffee machine that delivers perfect brew strength lets you control the intensity of your coffee flavor. Depending on the time of day or day of week, you can modify the flavor of your coffee in order to enjoy every cup you brew. These coffee machines are designed to make it possible for you to make such changes without having to change your preferred coffee beans. 

Easy but useful controls

With the busy schedules that characterize life in the modern world, people are increasingly looking for appliances that offer them convenience. These coffee machines feature easy but useful controls. Versatile capacity, a start timer, a self-cleaning option and an auto-off button are some of the features that have made these coffee machines popular. 

When choosing Cuban coffee machines, it is important to be mindful of your individual needs. This is one of the ways through which you will enjoy the benefits of the coffee machines.

 

Dig/s Home Goods and Housewares is a family-run business, just basically Chuck, Susan and a few helpers. It's these homegrown roots that give our company a great work ethic and a strong foundation on which to expand and develop. Our heart goes into our work, and it shows in everything we do, from the kind of products we offer to the kind of service we provide. Our customers matter to us. You matter to us, and your business is greatly appreciated.
Sending positive vibes your way,
Chuck
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