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Where to buy Iwatani tabletop gas stove?

tryu Feb 9, 2009 06:32 AM

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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    pulguksa RE: tryu Feb 9, 2009 08:21 AM

    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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      tryu RE: pulguksa Feb 10, 2009 05:08 PM

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

    2. Kagemusha RE: tryu Feb 9, 2009 09:24 AM

      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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        tryu RE: Kagemusha Feb 10, 2009 05:28 PM

        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.

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          Kagemusha RE: tryu Feb 11, 2009 07:31 AM

          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 ozawa.ca who might help out, too.

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            tryu RE: Kagemusha Feb 14, 2009 07:48 AM

            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. jayt90 RE: tryu Feb 14, 2009 08:29 AM

        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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          tryu RE: jayt90 Feb 18, 2009 01:25 PM

          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.

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            iamafoodie RE: jayt90 Feb 18, 2009 04:14 PM

            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!

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              Kagemusha RE: iamafoodie Feb 19, 2009 04:13 AM

              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.

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            cfergusson RE: tryu Jun 4, 2010 05:47 AM

            kbc specialty products is a company in mississauga that carries iwatani products they have a website www.kbcspecialty.com

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              Marumari RE: tryu Jun 4, 2010 09:44 AM

              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.

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