THE PURPOSE OF THE PROJECT
Frying Pan JIU successfully launched in Japan and now, We would love to share the worldview & wonderful experience of "JIU" with everyone in the world!
During our worldwide market research, we have noticed that our S / M size is too small for USA, Europe, and many other countries. We believe L size is going to be the key product to share our experience with everyone in the world!
So, our purpose of this project is to raise the funds for adding Frying Pan JIU L size and its accessories to our lineup as well as applying for international design rights.
Let us share our wonderful & smart "JIU" experience to everyone in the world!
PLATE? or FRYING PAN?
Is this a plate......?
Yes! You are on the right track!
"JIU" indeed is a plate. But it can be converted to a high-quality iron frying pan by attaching nice & smooth natural wood handle. There are similar products from famous cookware makers but the key points of "JIU" is its design and quality. We produced the iron frying pan, which can sit on dinner table as a usual plate without giving any unnatural feelings. "JIU" actually does look like a proper plate when the wood handle is detached. The wood handle has very simple structure so that you can attach or remove it just by one hand.
It wasn't easy to cast this ideas into shape. FUJITA KINZOKU, the small-town iron factory in Osaka, and TENT, a small design office in Tokyo, have repeated trial and error, and finally came up with this masterpiece cookware.
PERFECT SIMPLICITY & USABILITY
We have developed the handle that can be easily attached and removed simply by sliding lightly by using your thumb(Patent pending). It can be attached from any angle. So, You never have to think where to attach it!
Feelings of solid natural wood from Tendo city, Yamagata, and smooth and easy movement of the slide mechanisms are always pleasant to use. You can even enjoy the sound of opening and closing the slide handle!
Every time you hold the handle, soft and smooth feelings of natural wood makes you feel really comfortable, and it can add a little warmness and charm to your kitchen or dining table.
BRINGS THE BEST FLAVOR OF YOUR FOOD
The uncoated iron frying pan brings out the best flavor of your food. 1.6mm thick steel plate allows ingredients to be cooked slowly even by low heat and it brings juicy texture of the meat, crunchy texture of the vegetables, and the bread can be crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside.
You will be surprised how tasty your food can be!
SERVE AS IT IS
Don’t dish up on the plate! You can serve as it is!
“JIU” is designed to look like a plate so that you can serve the dish directly to your dining table right after you finish cooking. Your meal won't cool down since there is no need for dishing up on the plate.
After the meal, just simply use a scrubbing brush to clean without using washing up detergent. It’s so easy to take care of!
The entire process of “cooking”, “eating” and “washing” is smart and efficient.
What would you like to cook with such an exciting frying pan “JIU”?
SO EFFICIENT, SO EASY TO CARE FOR,
AND LAST A LIFE TIME
The More You Use, The Better It Performs.
The More You Use, The More Attached You Are.
"JIU" Will Last a Lifetime.
After the meal, dishwashing detergent is not required for "JIU". You simply need to wash it with hot water by pod scrubbing brush.
Easy care, pre-seasoned iron frying pan "JIU" only gets better with age, and can be passed over the generations.
ONE BY ONE PRODUCTION BY JAPANESE CRAFTSMAN
The frying pan "JIU" is manufactured by a small town factory, FUJITA KINZOKU, in Osaka. Their hardening and tempering process is a very unique production method specially tailored for user friendliness. Experienced Japanese craftsman is applying this original method to every iron frying pan one by one during manufacturing.
Therefore, it can be used right after purchase without seasoning it at home.
Whatever you cook, Wherever you go!
JIU can be used for the gas, electric and induction cooktop, and even for oven!
Don't forget to take your JIU with you when you are planning to go for BBQ or camping!
Let's cook your favorite meal with JIU! and enjoy having your meal with JIU!
How do you want to use your JIU?
DESIGNER OF THE FRYING PAN JIU
Not a strength
like a fixed building,
but a flexible strength
just like a TENT.
TENT is a creative unit formed by Masayuki Haruta and Ryosaku Aoki in 2011. “Pleasing the eyes and the more you use, the more you love.” is the basic theme and based on this concept, TENT provides variety of product designs from tableware, home electronics to interior goods. TENT offers superb designs from concept making to holistic all-up product creation.
MAKER OF THE FRYING PAN JIU
Drawing on experience.
Only the small-town factory could do it.
The frying pan "JIU" is manufactured by a small town factory in Osaka. Since its founding in 1951, the factory has been acquiring certain skills and knowledge by earnestly manufacturing iron frying pans. Only the environment of this family owned factory could repeat trial and error to produce “JIU”.
We would like to express our gratitude for excellent coverage of Frying Pan JIU. The positive exposure, and seeing comments and messages from foreign consumer made us move to challenge the new market outside Japan.
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More stories are coming up regularly on our update.
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Shipping fee is included in the price. Please note that rewards may be subjected to tax and import duty depending on destination country or region. Taxes and duties are NOT included in the price.
・S / SET ITEMS
・M / SET ITEMS
・L / SET ITEMS
・S,M,L / SET ITEMS
Estimate time of Shipping and Delivery
- Early Bird Limited Offer
Estimate Time of Shipping: End of November
Delivery Time: 2 - 3 Weeks (It may vary by destination)
Total order up to 500 (include the order of early bird limited offer)
Estimate Time of Shipping: End of November 2019
Delivery Time: 2 - 3 Weeks after shipping (It may vary by destination)
Total order after 501 (include the order of early bird limited offer)
Estimate Time of Shipping: Early 2020 (Exact Schedule to be advised after the campaign finished)
Delivery Time: 2-3 Weeks after shipping (It may vary by destination)
Risks and challenges
We already have produced and sold S and M size of the Frying Pan JIU in Japan.
If the project is successful and reach the goal, there is no doubt we will produce L size of Frying Pan JIU and ship out rewards to all backers without failures.
If there is more than 500 backers, there might be a delay on shipping.
Estimate time of shipping might get delay to Early 2020.