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Feb 9, 2009 06:32 AM

Where to buy Iwatani tabletop gas stove?

I've been looking for an Iwatani portable gas stove to use indoors. I live close to Guelph. Does anyone know where to buy? Thanks.

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  1. I am not sure of the brand names but there are tabletop gas stoves available at two Korean/Japanese grocery stores on King Street in Kitchener. One is at the intersection of King and Victoria, the other is just north on King in the plaza with Tim Hortons. I am sorry, I cannot remember the names of either. There are also two large Vietnamese grocery stores on King south of the Kitchener market, New City and Benh Than(sp?) that I think may carry them as well.

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    1. re: pulguksa

      Many thanks for such detailed direction. I'll try to find out.

    2. It's a nice brand but tough to find in Canada. Butane-cannister burners are easy to find around Mississauga--not all that far from Guelph. Places like T&T(Mavis+Central Pkwy) and H&H(Burhhamthorpe+Creditview)carry them.

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      1. re: Kagemusha

        I've really thought of Mississauga being my next try since I didn't find this brand at T&T in Promenade nor Pacific Mall last week. Thanks for mentioning these places and I can try right away.

        1. re: tryu

          You might also call Mika's Japanese Gifts in Mississauga(Mavis+Bristol not far S of the 401)--also good for nabe pots. There's also who might help out, too.

          1. re: Kagemusha

            Great! Thank you! I've been even feeling the searching itself more exciting than finding out the stove. I'm looking forward to making cakes stuffed with red bean paste and think a gas stove may work better.

      2. I use a patio stove indoors for occasional high heat or slow braises. These are cast iron propane burners, available at Costco and Honest Ed's. I monitor the air with a carbon monoxide device, but there has never been a problem. The advantage is high heat when you need it, under a wok or cast iron pan. My electric range won't do this.

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        1. re: jayt90

          Many thanks. It's pretty a practical idea. Honestly, it's the tag of outdoor/indoor makes me concerned and stuck. And, I didn't find the burners you mentioned from Costco's website but would keep in mind.

          1. re: jayt90

            Jay, propane is heavier than air so it sinks in a room or dwelling. If you have a propane leak and there's anything near the floor that emits a spark like a hot water heater or furnace, it's kaboom!

            1. re: iamafoodie

              Amen. Those burners usually surface in late summer/fall for tomato processing and always get set up outdoors. A friend used one for a semi-successful deep-fried turkey experiment this year--think enormous misshapen, soggy french fry.. Would NEVER drag one into anything enclosed.

          2. kbc specialty products is a company in mississauga that carries iwatani products they have a website

            1. You might want to try the STOP restaurant supply place heading into Kitchener from Guelph. I seem to recall them selling a device like this, with the shampoo-sized gas canister than fits into the side.