All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible. - Lawrence
I am quite attracted the South America, earthen pots and do not know of any that have the necessary approvals .
Williams-Sonoma sells clay pots made in Colombia, so i'd say there are at least some South American's earthenware items that meet US import requirements...
Mari, can you tell us the approximate volumes of the different size Sumikannyu hot pots?
I believe all of our products have to be checked to be checked by the FDA before we release it, but I asked the purchasing team just in case. I'll let you know as soon as I found out. (Sorry not in the office, so I cant just walk over.)
The volumes of the different sizes:
17cm - 6.75”Dia. x 3.6”H - 12 oz
19 - 7.5”Dia. x 4.25”H - 13 oz
22cm - 8.5”Dia. x 4.75”H - 21 oz
25cm - 9.75”Dia. x 5.4”H - 34 oz
27cm - 10.75”Dia. x 6.2”H - 52 oz
30cm - 12”Dia. x 6.5”H - 60 oz
Hello hello! Sorry for the delayed response, I've been running around due to some emergencies.
Korin's products always have to pass FDA inspection before we put it into the store. So yes, donabe are FDA inspected and approved each time we receive new shipments.