[Latest Edition] Super Convenient and Useful! Top Recommended Japanese Kitchen Gadgets
In this article, we will introduce you to five of the latest kitchen appliances that went on sale in 2019 and 2020. From everyday appliances to gadgets that will make your life a little bit easier, you’ll find yourself wondering how you ever managed without these products!
- 1. Dishwasher-Dryer ISHT-5000-W (Iris Ohyama)
- 2. Designer Kettle with Temperature Control, Black IKE-D1000T-B (Iris Ohyama)
- 3. ZOJIRUSHI/Stainless Steel Mug SM-SG48 (Zojirushi)
- 4. Vacuum Insulated Soup Jar JBT-300 (Thermos)
- 5. HITACHI Microcomputer Controlled Rice Cooker RZ-D10XFY (Hitachi)
1. Dishwasher-Dryer ISHT-5000-W (Iris Ohyama)
This dishwasher-dryer is an easy-to-use machine that doesn’t need to be connected to your water supply. You can operate this fabulous machine simply by pouring water into the provided compartment! As it only needs five liters of water, it is a good option for conserving water compared with other dish-washing methods. Drying also saves on electricity, as it uses an air-drying function rather than a heater. It comes with four different wash cycles. Choose the best cycle for your needs, from the “extra care” cycle that works on tough grease stains to the “delicate” cycle that works on dishes that can’t withstand high heat.
On Sale: November 2019
Price: 39,800 JPY (excl. tax)
Where to Buy: Yodobashi Camera Multimedia AKIBA Store, Yodobashi Camera Multimedia Shinjuku East Store
2. Designer Kettle with Temperature Control, Black IKE-D1000T-B (Iris Ohyama)
A stylish designer kettle with temperature control. The temperature control setting allows you to heat the water to the perfect temperature for your choice of drink. It is safe to use, as it comes with functions to stop it from heating up while empty and to turn itself off after boiling. The stylish design also goes well with any interior.
*If you plan to use this outside of Japan, please check the voltage and use it with a transformer if necessary.
On Sale: October 2019
Price: 7,980 JPY (excl. tax)
Where to Buy: Bic Camera Yurakucho Store, AKIBA Store
3. ZOJIRUSHI/Stainless Steel Mug SM-SG48 (Zojirushi)
This stainless steel travel mug is both stylish and functional. The mug’s high insulating capacity means it will retain your drink's temperature, whether hot or chilled, for long periods! The mug has a hygienic fluorine coating on the inside to prevent lingering stains and smells and to keep the cup clean. On top of this, there is a rich choice of designs. Whichever you choose, this cute travel mug is sure to brighten up your day.
On Sale: February 2020
Price: 6,000 JPY (excl. tax)
Where to Buy: At all Bic Camera or Yodobashi Camera stores around Japan
4. Vacuum Insulated Soup Jar JBT-300 (Thermos)
Use this soup jar to hold all kinds of food. Insulated to retain the temperature of hot and cold foods, it will keep all kinds of foods at the perfect temperature, from warm soup to chilled fruits or salad. It can be taken apart for easy cleaning and maintenance and is available in three fresh colors that will make your food look all the more appetizing!
On Sale: September 2019
Price: 3,058 JPY (incl. tax)
Where to Buy: Domestic branches of Yodobashi Camera, Ito-Yokado, etc.
*As it may not be available at all branches, please check before visiting.
5. HITACHI Microcomputer Controlled Rice Cooker RZ-D10XFY (Hitachi)
This is a rice cooker aimed at the foreign market, with a “double cook” option. This all-purpose rice cooker allows you to steam fish or vegetables using the steam from your rice as it boils. It comes with ten pre-set “auto-menu” options that allow you to easily prepare a variety of dishes to accompany your rice. It also features a range of rice-cooking modes that allow you to choose the best option to suit the type of rice you are using. Give it a try, and you can have great-tasting rice wherever you are!
*Not for use in Japan
*Please check your country's voltage before use
On Sale: May 2019
*Stores can set their own price.
Where to Buy:
・Yodobashi Camera Multimedia AKIBA Store, and Shinjuku West Main Store
・LAOX Narita International Airport Stores Terminal 1 and 2, etc.
Hitachi Global Life Solutions, Inc.
So what do you think? The next time you visit a large-scale electronics store, be sure to check out the kitchen appliances!
*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.
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