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Piggy Otoshibuta / Steamer Large 8.5″, Pink

This cute silicone flap with a piggy face is an amazing multitask performer. The product is labeled and sold as a “steamer” in the United States, because the manufacturer didn’t expect that American consumers would use this as an “otoshibuta,” however, exactly the same product is sold in Japan as “otoshibuta.” As a matter of fact, it works in both way.

This is a large size otoshibuta, which is available in white and pink. You may need a small size, depending on your pot size.

6 in stock (can be backordered)

Product Description

This cute silicone flap with a piggy face is an amazing multitask performer. The product is labeled and sold as a “steamer” in the United States, because the manufacturer didn’t expect that American consumers would use this as an “otoshibuta,” however, exactly the same product is sold in Japan as “otoshibuta.” As a matter of fact, it works in both way.

This is a large size otoshibuta, which is available in white and pink. You may need a small size, depending on your pot size.

Use as a Otoshibuta

An otoshibuta is a flat lid which is dropped right on starchy food, such as potatoes while it is cooking. The size of otoshibuta should be slightly smaller than the pot diameter, as it directly covers the food. An otoshibuta can help;

  • Stew food with a small amount of liquid
  • The food above the cooking liquid won’t dry out (you don’t have to turn the food over during the cooking process)
  • Gently presses down the food in a pot from the top, so that the food won’t dance around in the liquid
  • Maintains the shape of starchy vegetable, such as potatoes and winter squashes

Traditionally, an otoshibuta was made of wood. Wood otoshibuta are nice, but the otoshibuta tends to absorb the odor of the food. This piggy otoshibuta/steamer is made of silicone, so that it will not smell, even if you use it on fish.

To pick up an otoshibuta/steamer, hold the two piggy ears, or stick chopsticks in the nostrils (!).

Use as a Microwave Cover

Instead of using plastic wrap or paper towels, use this piggy to cover your food. It covers food nicely and the extra steam can escape from the nostrils. It’s reusable and does not melt. The large size (8.5″ diameter) piggy otoshibuta/steamer covers a soup bowl.

Use as a Jar Lid Opener

The silicone rubber is effective to open tight jar. Just place the piggy on the lid when you twist the jar open.

Care Instructions

  • Wash with mild detergent after use.
  • Microwave safe.
  • Dishwasher safe.
  • The odor of the silicon rubber has no harm (boiling for 30 minutes will reduce the odor).
  • Food color staining does not hygienically affect to use.
  • Stick chopsticks to its nose to bring lid up when the heat is high.

Material: silicone rubber
Size: 8.5″diameter x 1″
Heat resistance: 230℃
Cool resistance: -10℃
Made in Japan
Marna

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Additional Information

Weight 9 oz
Dimensions 12 x 10 x 1 in

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