Wood Drop Lid
Koizumi Studio

Starting at $14.00 USD
  • Introduction

    I am a Drop Lid. Help I’m falling and I can’t get up! But I guess since I’m here I might as well simmer down.


  • Curator's Notes
    The drop lid is known as an ‘otoshibuta’ in Japan. Its diameter is meant to be smaller than the diameter of the saucepan so it can fall into the pot and lay directly on the ingredients being cooked. This serves to trap flavours into the broth and ingredients as they simmer in the pot. The lid works by circulating and increasing heat underneath it while the broth bubbles up, cooking the ingredients quicker and more evenly. The higher temperature also works to concentrate flavours by evaporating liquid and caramelizing sugars in the broth. It also provides a barrier that will stabilize ingredients so they don’t break apart and require less stirring. The drop lid is key for this traditional Japanese way of simmering called “nimono” and will enhance any dish! When the ingredients start to boil, simply lay the drop lid on top and infuse your dish with the best flavours with ease. These lids can be used for any pot but are ideally sized for the Yukihira Pots found here.


    Wood Drop Lid was curated by Stevenson Aung


  • Designer/Maker  

    Maker: Ambai


    Designer: Makoto Koizumi


  • Specifications


    Small: 4.5” (w) x 4.5” (l) x 1.2” (h) or 11.5cm (w) x 11.5cm (l) x 3cm (h) - (Ideal for '14cm' Yukihira Pot)

    Medium: 5.1” (w) x 5.1” (l) x 1.2” (h) or 13cm (w) x 13cm (l) x 3cm (h) - (Ideal for '16cm' Yukihira Pot)

    Large: 5.9” (w) x 5.9” (l) x 1.2” (h) or 15cm (w) x 15cm (l) x 3cm (h) - (Ideal for '18cm' Yukihira Pot)

    Extra Large: 6.7” (w) x 6.7” (l) x 1.2” (h) or 17cm (w) x 17cm (l) x 3cm (h) - (Ideal for '20cm' Yukihira Pot)



    Small: 1.4oz or 40g - (Ideal for '14cm' Yukihira Pot)

    Medium: 1.7oz or 48g - (Ideal for '16cm' Yukihira Pot)

    Large: 2.3oz or 65g - (Ideal for '18cm' Yukihira Pot)

    Extra Large: 3.0oz or 85g - (Ideal for '20cm' Yukihira Pot)



    Sawara Cypress


  • Details
    • Made in Japan
    • Made from water resistant sawara cypress with natural food safe resin content
    • Soak the lid with water before use to ensure it will not absorb cooking broth
    • Dry immediately after washing
    • The drop lid is reusable
    • Features a handle and hole to release steam
    • Please note that the drop lids are meant to be smaller than the diameter of the pot and lay directly on top of the ingredients
  • Return Policy
    Returns or Exchanges may be done within 7 days from purchase date. We kindly ask that all valid returns must be in unused condition with attached tags and packaging. Nalata Nalata will not accept any returned merchandise without prior written communication and valid Return Authorization Number. Upon inspection and approval, Exchange or Store Credit will be provided, No Refunds. All sale items and discounted merchandise are Final Sale and cannot be returned. Read More
Koizumi Studio Wood Drop Lid


Koizumi Studio Wood Drop Lid


Koizumi Studio Wood Drop Lid


Koizumi Studio Wood Drop Lid

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