Hibachis originated in China as a type of portable heater in the homes of royalty. They have grown throughout Asian culture into a portable cooking device, and are commonly found on tabletops as a means of cooking fresh BBQ dishes. Hibachis can still be found that are powered by coal, but most modern models are powered by chafing fuel since this method is cleaner and more powerful. Hibachis have been widely adopted in homes and restaurants in the Western world for their ability to combine eating with entertainment.
While normally made of clay, hibachis are now most commonly made of aluminum, cast iron or stainless steel. These long-lasting portable grills retain heat well and will not crack or shatter like clay models might. Whether used for exhibition cooking in restaurants or as a fun appetizer addition at home parties, these tabletop hibachis will please any crowd.