The pot bottom is designed with ridges to reduce contact with food and make the heat dispersion very even.
The 3 layer enamel coating distributes powerful far-infrared radiant heat and cook ingredients from the core without damaging their structure.
Steam is confined inside the very airtight structure and efficiently redistributed toward the food to cook it outside, thus, bringing out even more taste.
Just 3mm (0.12in) thick cast-iron pot is machined with extreme accuracy and enameled thrice at 800℃ (1500℉). To be able to preserve such precision along the many processes, thousands of trials were necessary. Japanese craftsmen, motivated to produce the "World's No.1 flavor improving pot", had to work hard to create this inimitable cast-iron pot.
For example, both pot body and lid have large handles.
Particularly easy to hold, they make the pot feel lighter.
Polished up by hand, their smooth curves are beautiful.
Using cadmium allows to create bright colors. To make pots that are supposed to feed us every day, Vermicular didn't wish to use substances like cadmium, that might be toxic. That's why most of our colors are gentle pastels.