A familiar song can be heard at grocery stores and old-fashioned food carts in cities and towns across Japan as the chill of autumn gives way to a frigid winter.

”Yaaaki-imoooo, Ishiyaki-Imooo!”(Baked potato, Stone-baked potato)

A comforting chant for a staple Japanese food; yakiimo, or roasted sweet potato.

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For many of us oven-less wretches living in Japan, this ethereal song signals our only chance to enjoy the delicious, fluffy, and slightly sweet purple tuber.

But what if there were a way to enjoy freshly roasted sweet potatoes in the comfort of your own home?

Well, thank the stars, because there is!

Yakiimo Home Griller

Available from the Grape Online Shop, this device makes roasting sweet potatoes easy.

All you have to do is wash your sweet potato, wipe off any excess water, and place it in the yakiimo maker.

Then shut the lid, switch the grill on, and set the timer.

About 40 minutes is recommended, but for an even softer, well-done yakiimo, you can add an extra 5-10 minutes.

When the timer is up, you’ll hear a DING chime like a microwave, and your sweet potato is ready to eat.

Soft and flaky on the inside, this yakiimo maker roasts your sweet potato to perfection.

Yakiimo Home Griller’s Special Features

This yakiimo maker’s inner plate is made from high-grade charcoal produced from ubame oak, conducting heat from both top and bottom to ensure your potatoes are cooked all the way through.

The plates can be removed easily to be hand-washed and then put right back in place.

Besides the yakiimo plate, this home griller includes a flat plate, great for grilling sandwiches.

The recipe book also details recipes for grilled corn, meat, and more to help you take full advantage of this Yakiimo Maker.

Its many applications make it a great addition to your kitchen, so check it out on the Grape Online Shop now.

By - Mujo.