JIA Inc. 3-Piece Steamer Set
Most steamers are either too large, too cheaply-made, or, in the case of the old-fashioned metal steamer inserts, too awkward to use. I bought this steamer set a year ago and have fallen in love with it.
The pot is a glazed fireproof ceramic that can sit directly on a burner. The steamer basket is made from cedar and the sieve base is made from terracotta to absorb excess moisture. You can use this steamer set in the oven or microwave as well. Both well-made and beautiful, we offer personal, large and extra large sizes, depending on your needs!
Net Weight: 7.88 pounds
Personal: 1-2 people
Large: 3-4 people
XL: 4-6 people
Use: This can be used on all cooktops except induction. It is important that these pots be used on low to medium heat only. Starting at a high heat can damage the bottom of the pot or cause discoloration.
JIA Inc. 4-Piece Steamer/Rice Cooker Set
JIA's steamer set with the additional ceramic rice cooker lid is a steamer and rice cooker in one. The pot is a glazed fireproof ceramic that can sit directly on a burner. The steamer basket is made from cedar, and the sieve base is made from terra cotta to absorb excess moisture. You can use this steamer set in the oven or microwave as well. How to Cook Rice: It is recommended to soak rice for 30 minutes prior to cooking to help retain moisture and speed cooking time. Recommended proportions are 1:1 cups of rice and water. Heat on high for 5 to 8 minutes or until it begins to steam, then change to low heat. Cook for another 5 minutes or until steam begins to lessen. Be careful not to overcook. Let sit for 10 to 15 minutes to allow rice to become fluffy.
Net Weight: 8 pounds 12 ounces
Diameter: 9 inches
Pot Depth: 3.25 inches
Height: 7.25 inches
Pot and lids: Ceramic
Steamer basket: Cedar, terra cotta
Use: Safe for oven, microwave and all stovetops except induction. Use low to medium heat only. Starting at high heat can damage steamer bottom or cause discoloration.
Care: Before first use, soak steamer pot in water overnight. Hand-wash only.
Note: Color may change over time and is not considered a product defect.
JIA Inc. Kkini Bowl & Chopsticks — Set of 2
Inspired by Korean stoneware dolsot bowls, traditionally used for bibimbap, these warmly colored, matte-grey porcelain bowls are just the right size for a bowl of rice, miso soup or even late-night ice cream. The snugly fitting bamboo cover keeps food warm and prevents spills during transport, as well as providing elegant visual contrast. We especially love how the lid’s simple handle serves double duty a chopstick rest when placed on the table (it’s considered rude in Chinese culture to stick chopsticks upright into your bowl). The Kkini bowls and chopstick set are produced by JIA, an importer of fine Chinese ceramics and tableware. The company, whose name means “home”, works with international designers to put a modern spin on classic Chinese designs. Try this set for your next dinner for two, with dishes like our Taiwanese Five-Spice Pork with Rice or Chicken Teriyaki Donburi.
Set includes: 2 bowls, 2 sets of chopsticks Dimensions: Height: 4.3 inches | Diameter: 3.4 inches(350ml) Capacity: 11.8 ounces Materials: Porcelain, bamboo
Care Instructions: Porcelain: Hand-washing with sponge and mild detergent is recommended. Dishwasher-safe. Bamboo: Do not heat or refrigerate bamboo lid. Clean with mild detergent and sponge and air-dry; do not scrub the surface with excessive force.
JIA Inc. Persona Teacups — Set of 4
The teacups in JIA's four-piece Persona set are modeled after gaiwan, lidded vessels for loose-leaf tea that can be used both for steeping and serving. The pieces fit neatly together and are designed to be used together for drinking, with the lid holding back leaves as you sip. When you're not using it to cover the cup, rest the lid upside down, with its handle functioning as a base. This keeps the inside of the lid clean and, much like a saucer, the concave interior prevents moisture from dripping onto tabletops. In classic Chinese fashion, the teacups are made of fine, translucent porcelain, which is exceptionally strong despite its thin construction. A different texture on each teacup in the set shows off the delicate material through four different patterns: checkered, dotted, spiral and striped.
JIA Inc. Cast Iron Ding Casserole
The oldest form of Chinese cookware is the ding, a round vessel that in ancient times symbolized power and was used for rituals. This modern cast-iron version recalls the original bronze models of the Shang dynasty but is much better for cooking—the pot heats evenly, works on all stovetops and in the oven, and has a white enameled interior that doesn't require seasoning before the first use. Traditionally, a ding was heated by lighting a small fire between the three legs; we love that JIA retains the three-legged design but features it on a separate base so that the ding can be used on modern cooking surfaces (the base is fitted with silicone so it's non-slip). The semicircular handles of the pot and lid give a visual effect of unity in the design, while the matte black material and raised base look dignified and elegant.
JIA Inc. Steamer II
Chinese company JIA's three-piece steamer set is more durable and easier to use than a bamboo steamer, with a neat, authentic design. The fireproof ceramic can go directly on the stovetop and is sturdy enough for bigger batches of food—not just traditional dumplings and buns, but also bunches of leafy greens or even cakes—while the pearly glazed finish and chic, seamless handles are beautiful for serving. Because the material is so lightweight, the steamer set can be taken to the table; the steam from the pot continues to keep food warm as you eat. We also appreciate that the clay material dries quicker than bamboo (which can mold if you're not careful) and is easy to clean.
Net Weight: 8 pounds 8 ounces
Diameter: 9 inches
Height: 7.5 inches
Steamer depth: 3.5 inches
Pot depth: 4.5 inches
Pot and lid: Fireproof ceramic
(White) Steamer basket: Terra cotta
Use: Safe for oven, microwave and all stovetops except induction. When using basket in microwave or oven, do not exceed 392°F. Use low to medium heat only on stovetops. Starting at high heat can damage steamer bottom or cause discoloration. Care: Before first use, soak steamer pot in water overnight. Hand-wash only. Note: Color may change over time and is not considered a product defect.
JIA Inc. Bowl and Dish Set
These attractive bowls work double-duty for serving and food prep. Each set comes with two medium-sized blue bowls that are perfect for your morning cereal or noodles for dinner, as well as two small white bowls that are a good size for serving side dishes or sauces. These bowls have subtle pour spouts that are great for slurping the last bit of broth in your bowl but also for pouring wet ingredients when cooking. Plus, the oblong shape allows for a firmer and more comfortable grip when carrying or lifting the bowls, so they're a true pleasure to use.
Set Includes: 2 blue bowls and 2 white bowls Net Weight: Blue Bowl: 1.31 pounds each, White bowl: 0.33 ounces each Dimensions: Blue Bowl: Diameter: 8 inches, Height: 2.5 inches, White Bowl: Diameter: 3.6 inches, Height: 1 inch Material: Stoneware
Hand-wash recommended; dishwasher and microwave-safe
JIA Inc. Companion Wok
Crafted from carbon steel, our preferred wok cooking material, this pan features a long beech wood handle (which won’t overheat) as well as an ear handle for easy pouring and transport. Although it doesn’t have any sort of chemical coating, the pan’s glossy black interior undergoes a special nitriding process, which produces an iron nitride layer that increases durability and prevents rust. The inside is then polished to a shine and given a fish-scale uneven finish to promote air flow under food, both of which give the pan incredible nonstick properties straight for the box with a quick initial seasoning. So you don’t have to worry as much about building up a layer of seasoning straight away like you would with other carbon steel pans or cast iron.
Plus, it’s flat bottom ensures it’ll work with any cooking surface and the accompanying lid with an easy-to-grip wood knob makes it ideal for steaming as well.
Capacity: 4.5 liters
Dimensions: 23"L x 13"W x 7"H
Materials: Carbon Steel, stainless steel, beechwood, glass
Use: Suitable for all cooktops
Care: Only store when completely dry, to avoid rust. A wok can be soaked in hot water, but avoid soap. After using to boil or steam, dry thoroughly over a low burner and re-season with oil.