The hibachi grill is one of the open grilling devices come from Japan. Hibachi has been around since Heian period (794-1185 AD). In Japan, hibachi usually called with “fire bowl.” Hibachi grill used the charcoal as the source of heating. During second world war, hibachi is used to heat the rooms or the train stations, but now hibachi used to heat or to grill some foods.
Besides, In Japan also have the traditional cooking table like shichirin for cooking teppanyaki. The hibachi grill also means the gas griddles, planchas, flat top gas grills. Hibachi is designed with freestanding models and completed with the very hot surface. Hibachi also famous in the United States restaurant used this device for a simple way for grilling food with modification form like portable grills.
Some benefits are available from hibachi grills, such as environmentally friendly because today many hibachis used the charcoal as a heat generator, so the emitting of pollutants are less. Besides that, the hibachi is inexpensive and easy to store and carry. Hibachi provides in a small size, so it’s easy to take with you when you have a plan to picnic, outdoor event or something else.
What kinds of hibachi grills available? You can find the reference of types of hibachi grills in this link grillsly.com that provide the differences among some hibachi grills type. Now, hibachi is made up of various shapes, sizes and function to comply the consumer needed.
1. Charcoal hibachi This hibachi used the charcoal as heating sources that placed in the bottom of the grill and use the match or torch to lit it. This is the first kinds of the hibachi grill. The charcoal can produce the intense and mild heat, so you have to put the racks with some distances from the heat. It’s useful to keep the warmth of food and to keep them from overcooking.
2. Ceramic hibachi Ceramic hibachi is made from the ceramic that designed with antique decorating which has the strong philosophy about something. It’s one of the traditional Japanese hibachis. This hibachi can be used to heat the food, and keep the warm of food. But, now this kind is usually used as the old things which displayed on traditional ceremony than for cooking devices.
3. Metal hibachi This is the modification of hibachi grills kinds. The original hibachi isn't made from the metal, but this hibachi is made from metal that can produce the heat evenly. The metal material also makes the hibachi durable. Besides that, the metal hibachi is designed with simple shape and light, so it’s recommended and easy to take everywhere.
4. Gas hibachi This hibachi used the propane as a heat source. It’s not used the charcoal, but it has a negative impact on environment. The propane can emit more pollutant than charcoal. Besides that, the gas hibachi can deliver a clean taste and heat stability so that it can simplify your cooking. You have to make sure the empty propane tanks dumped properly.
That’s all the information about some kinds of hibachi. You can buy one in the supermarket near your house. Don’t forget to adjust your needed and your budget. See you in next article.