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Sean KatashimaBy Sean Katashima
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Sean KatashimaBy Sean Katashima
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$1,105
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Introducing the ultimate waterless umami cauldron that will make cooking fun & easy. A completely new style of pot made with "Banko-yaki" (a traditional Japanese ceramic technique from Mie Prefecture) and metal hybrid. Bespo’s two main features are the double insulated heat storage and waterless cooking benefits.

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 Waterless cooking is a healthy cooking method that cooks only with the moisture of the vegetables and fat from the meat. This prevents the loss of vitamins and minerals, allowing the nutrients and true umami flavors of the ingredients to shine. A magical hot pot to make cooking easier and more delicious!

Bespo uses a traditional Japanese craft of ceramics perfected over a period of 300 years. Each pot is handcrafted with precision and care down to every last detail. Made from the highest quality of ceramics. 

We use the latest Japanese cutting-edge technology up to 1/1000 of a millimeter. This process significantly improves the airtightness and seal-ability to prevent the loss of nutrients. 

The same trimming technology used in shaping airplane & rocket engines. (which requires very high precision!)

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What makes bespo so special?

Unlike other hot pots, bespo is tightly sealed cast iron lid and its double-insulated shape lets it cook on its own.

Once the food boils (average 10 min on high heat), leave it on lowest/no heat at all for 30 minutes** to bring out the umami from your ingredients.

Waterless Cooking (cooking without the addition of water) with bespo has many benefits such as:  

  • Prevents the escape of nutrients.  
  • Helps minimize the loss of vitamins and minerals.  
  • Flavors are not watered down.  
  • Create healthy and flavorful dishes without the excess use of condiments.
  • Enjoy the natural flavors of the ingredients to their fullest extent.
You can even make cold dishes & desserts like pudding & ice cream!
You can even make cold dishes & desserts like pudding & ice cream!

**Cooking time will depend on the dish**

Design & Prototypes

The first of it’s kind with a double-insulated wall. Allows heat to evenly spread and maintain temperature. This unique shape allows heat to evenly disperse all around the pot to cook ingredients efficiently. Thanks to this structure, the pot will stay warm for a prolonged period of time even off of the heat making Bespo an eco-friendly and gas efficient pot. 

The inside of Bespo is glazed with iron-rich volcanic ashes from Mt. Aso. This coating and structure allow ingredients to heat up to the core. Bespo can keep a much higher average temperature compared to the ordinary pot, because of this Bespo does not need to be on constant fire.  

 After much trial and error, we can confidently say, we've created a product everyone will love. A masterpiece of its own kind!

Heavy cast-iron lid creates an airtight seal. Bespo's lid is trimmed all the way down to 1/1000 of a millimeter. This lid helps trap the steam preventing the umami flavors and nutrients from escaping. The protrusions on the inside of the lid have the effect of converting steam into waterdrops to allow waterless cooking. 

 Available Colors

  • Yellow
  • Black
  • White
  • Ocean Blue (Sky Blue)
  • Indigo Blue (Navy)

Details

  • Diameter: 20cm (7.8in)  
  • Width with handles: 24cm (9.4in)  
  • Depth: 10cm (3.9in)  
  • Height with lid: 14.5cm (5.7in)  
  • Weight: 3.3kg (7.2lb) 

Cooking is Fun & Easy!

  With Bespo you can easily create more healthy and delicious dishes with less time and effort.

Create a variety of dishes!

Express your imagination with bespo!
Express your imagination with bespo!

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Retail

We are open to opportunities! If you are a retailer interested in carrying bespo please let us know!! We look forward to hearing from you.

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Risks and challenges

Our goal was to create a product that would make cooking easy, but we’ve accomplished much more than that. Multiple ideas and thoughts layered on to create a product that makes cooking enjoyable, healthy, effortless, and less time-consuming. After many prototypes, we’ve created Bespo, the latest waterless umami cauldron.
We hope to have our project funded and products delivered on time. We understand how frustrating it is to wait, your time and satisfaction is extremely valuable to us. Communication is key, we aim to respond to questions to the best of our abilities in a timely fashion (don’t forget to check our FAQ section). We sincerely appreciate everyone for checking out our Kickstarter page, we’re confident you’re going to LOVE our product!
We would sincerely appreciate it if you guys could help share our project on multiple social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, Tumblr)! Every little bit counts!!

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