The Original Konro Grill
As Seen with James Martin
Spanish Adventure - Islands to Highlands - James Martin's Saturday Morning
Some of the best Chefs in the world, in the top Michelin starred restaurants choose the traditional Yakitori Grill over any other cooking method. Also known as a Konro or "Hibachi" Grill in the US, these grills can reach incredibly hot temperatures and stay hotter for longer...
"Absolutely Love your Grills"
Made from Diatomite (the fossilized remains of plankton) and mined traditionally by hand in Suzu Japan, the blocks are joined together without the use of mortar, for a stronger, tighter and more fire resistant finish. The Konro is then baked at 1,000 degrees for six hours making them extremely durable.
As used by Sat Bains, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal at the Mandarin and 2 Michelin Starred James Close at the Raby hunt, Darlington...
"Awesome Bit of Kit"
Chefslocker is proud to have introduced these traditional Japanese BBQ's to the UK back in 2017. We remain to hold the largest variety of sizes and deal with some of the very best restaurants in the UK and Europe.
*ALL PRICES Inc. UK VAT - We will always aim for next day delivery within the UK
*** ALWAYS THE ORIGINAL, DIRECTLY FROM KAGINUSHI SAN JAPAN ***
Of course we are now aware that there are copycats out there but these are invaiably not handmade in Japan from the same diatomaceous earth, do not reflect heat in the same way, will not get up to the same temperature and offer a limited cooking time.
The Small Konro
310mm x 230mm x 210mm
*As seen on Saturday Morning with James Martin and Recommended in the Daily Mail
- For more information and Images, please scroll to the bottom of the page.
The Medium Wide Konro
The 'Wide One' - Perfect for a larger service where both sides of the Grill can be utilized.
As used by Chef James Martin
460mm x 350mm x 200mm
* Don't forget your Binchotan charcoal Briquettes !!
Large + Long Konro
XXL Konro Grill
* Don't forget your Binchotan Charcoal Briquettes !!
*ALL PRICES inc. UK VAT
** We only recommend using our Sumi Binchotan Brriquettes for an authentic Yakitori experience **
** DIATOMITE material should not get Wet ** Please use in a well ventilated area **
Now take your Konro cooking experience
to the Next Level with Our Custom Built Add-Ons
to the Next Level with Our Custom Built Add-Ons
After years of building a strong relationship with our suppliers in Japan we were offered Exclusivity on a very special Konro.
This 'Micro Grill' is skilfully handcarved from a single block of Diatomite and would make the perfect table centrepiece.
Hand Carved Japanese Solid Block 'MICRO' Konro Grill (2+ People)
Exclusive to Chefslocker - From a small artisan producer in the South of Japan
Exremely Lightweight, skilfully hand carved out of a single block of Diatomite Earth, including a bottom plate for improved air flow.
It craftsman days to produce, an art developed over centuries.
The process is finished off by baking to 1000 degrees celsius to ensure outstanding insulation and durability.
(Please check dimensions before ordering)
Dimensions: 31 × 18 × 17 cm
Perfectly Portable For Travel
....Equally suited to the home as the Professional Kitchen
The B4 Dual chamber grill is essentially made from the same Diatomaceous earth as the 'Pro' Grills and is handmade by the same company in Japan.
This smart and substantial Konro combines all the benefits of the traditional grills, with modern styling and an attractive price. The dual chambers offer the added advantage of being able to cook at different temperatures at the same time (or just using one side - saving on charcoal).
Extremely efficient and economical for home or professional use.
Dimensions: L370 x W200 x H180mm
Mesh: L350mm x W200mm
Materials: Diatomaceous earth & metal detailing
As of 2022 we are aware of other companies selling similar looking grills in the UK.
We can Guarantee our stock has and always will come from Japan.
Made by the same Manufacturer as the Original Konro Grill
*Another Exclusive to the UK*
A Heavy Duty Charcoal Starter Pan, perfect for our Binchotan Briquettes - Just to make life that little bit easier. Speeds up the cooking process no end - Simply place the Charcoal in the Pan and sit over a Direct Flame, turning after 5-8 minutes. 10 Minutes Later your Good to Go! Perfect for the Professional or Home Cook.
No Fuss - No Mess - Take the hassle out of Grilling!!
- Almost 3kg in weight
- 21cm Diameter
- 15cm High
- Galvanised Steel Grid (1.3kg)
- Oak Wood Handle
Charcoal Extinguishing Pot - With Wooden Base
Our Binchotan can be re-used a number of times. The Best way to do this is by using a Ceramic Extinguishing Pot to quickly cut off the Oxygen. The Coals will cool down within 20 mins and when reheated, can be used over and over again.
Using this process is extremely economical and re-lighting the Binchotan is very, very Quick!
16cm wide x 13cm High
Thick Ceramic Composition
Comes with a Handmade Wooden base
Very Large and Heavy, beautifully decorated and Original. Made from Cast Iron, and of course solid. This Extinguishing (Introduced to us in 2018) is the ultimate, traditional way to quickly cool doen your Binchotan Charcoal. Meaning the Binchotan Briquettes we supply can be used over and over again.
223mm x 180mm
Yakitori Skewers 420mm / 510mm
After years of buying skewers that may only last a year, we have found the solution!
These long, solid and versatile skewers are not like ones you've seen before. Made from premium Japanese stainless steel, they will not bend or deteriorate over time. Truly built to last!
- Japanese Stainless Steel
- 2mm x 510mm / 420mm
- 20 Pack
- Extra Strong Stainless Steel
- As used by BBQ Guru Marcus Bawdon
- Supplied to the Ritz and Connaught Hotel's London
For Summer 2021 we've decided to Introduce a starter chimney we found in Vietnam.
There are tonnes of BBQ Starter Chimney's to choose from online but experience tells us that it is the increased number of holes resulting in higher air flow that make all the difference!
A solid build and collapsible design make this the perfect BBQ companion for your Konro Grill
*Lights Binchotan Charcoal in 5-10 mins - Outdoor Use Only - Storage case included
(Do not leave in the wet)
FOR USE WITH FLAMERS WOOD WOOL: Flamers Natural Fire Lighters (50 Pack)
Replacement Mesh Grill Top for Small / Large Konro Grill
Original Replacement Mesh Grill Tops for your Konro from Japan.
After extensive use, every Grill top will need replacing no matter how well it is looked after.
We can now offer replacements, exactly the same size as the originals.
27.5cm x 21cm
* Two will be needed for the Larger Konro
For Great Savings on the Konro Grill Checkout our heavily discounted Section for used and Demo grills
Of course you can use any charcoal in these incredible little grills but to really fulfill their potential and do them justice the preferred fuel is the revered Binchotan Charcoal. Specifically Kishu Binchotan, also known as Japanese white charcoal. Made from Ubame Oak (only found in Wakayama Prefecture Japan) it's production is an ancient art and it's popularity of late is fastly turning Bichotan in a precious commodity.
Unlike traditional 'Black Charcoal' the final stage of production involes heating the Ubame to an incredibly high temperature, burning off all impurities and leaving nothing but carbon. Rock hard, it gives off a metallic sheen and bears little in common with western style charcoal.
Besides it's rarity Binchotan is sought after because it produces a steady heat for a very, very long time! (upto 7 hours). The thermal insulation it provides through far-infrared radiation is superb and it burns cleanly, with no odour or smoke. This stuff is so clean it is widely used to purify water, it will not taint your food.
Once mastered it provides a very consistant and precise heat......
"When a meat’s fat and juices drip onto the binchotan, it creates a cloud of flavor that engulfs the food,” Ramirez says. “You don’t get the flare-ups you do with American charcoal, which create bitter, burnt flavors.” The result is distinct from meat cooked any other way: an even sear plus a whisper of smoke. “There’s a delicacy to Japanese grilling,” he says, “and chefs here are just catching on."
Erik Ramarez - Michelin Bib Gourmand
After months of trying to source affordable Binchotan, we have settled on a respected Sumi Bincho Briquette that comes in 10kg Boxes.
The Charcoal has become popular with Michelin Chefs throughout Europe and we have teamed up with some of the best BBQ talent in the UK. We are also fortunate enough to work with the Ritz, Claridges and The Connaught Hotels in London. Here are just a small number of our celebrated customers
- Burning time 5hrs (Minimum)
*NEW SUPER CHARGE LIGHTING YOUR BINCHOTAN WITH THE LOOFTLIGHTER FIRELIGHTER....
The Original and still the Market Leader. US Patented, Completely Safe and Easy to Use
Chef James Martin
We've worked with James Martin for some years now. For his Excellent 2020 Island to Highlands series he wanted something that was easy to use, portable and durable. (without any chance of losing heat)
We were struck by how versatile he used the grill, often placing pans and baking trays onto the mesh and heating up the ingredients in no time at all...
Once only known to Chefs, the konro has gained a popular following of passionate foodies
James now has 3 different sizes. The Small, Medium and XL but often opts for the Medium when filming
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