Important : before use, consult "Attachments".
On conventional barbecues and cooking stoves, air entering through the opening increases and wing thermal power adjustment becomes weak. By reducing charcoal input, the embers are maintained and thermal power remains.
These barbecues are made from diatomaceous earth:
Diatomaceous earth is a soft siliceous sedimentary rock of natural origin that is very friable and therefore can be easily crumbled into a fine white to off-white powder.
Diatomaceous earth is made from the fossilized remains of tiny aquatic organisms called diatoms.
Their skeletons are made of a natural substance called silica.
Over a long period of time, diatoms have accumulated in the sediments of rivers, streams, lakes and oceans. Diatomaceous earth, in Japan, is predominantly worked throughout the city of Suzu. This moldable earth has long been used as heat insulator like stoves. A kettle from the Edo period (1603 ~), made of diatomaceous earth, appeared in Japanese historical literature.
What are the characteristics of diatomaceous earth?
Diatomaceous earth is porous, allowing high thermal insulation. In addition, it enjoys siliceous resistance to fire (heat resistance is good). Diatomaceous earth reddens with fire and picks up infrared rays. Cooking with Binchotan charcoal in this type of barbecue will bring out the ingredient’s umami to the maximum.
Constitution of the barbecue:
Diatomaceous earth barbecues are made of insulating bricks that have been heated to 1000 ° C. This improves durability, thermal insulation and resistance to weathering and frost and humidity. The mechanical strength of galvanized steel is enhanced, which minimizes heat leakage.
Since expansion and contraction due to heat are absorbed at the joint surface, the reinforcement of metal fittings is done effectively.
Diatomaceous earth barbecues, Konro, have one or more doors on their side. These openings protect against heat and prevent their diffusion all around. Diatomaceous earth accentuates infrared rays when cooking on the barbecue and this positively influences meat tenderness.
Note : This barbecue is made of sedimentary material called diatomaceous earth. It is covered with a thin layer on its top and inside surface to hide the dark aspect. It is quite natural that dark stains appear when the cover layer is thin. This is part of the material natural characteristics.
Compatible replacement grille available on the site, Ref: NISEBE8