Hot plates, famously known as "teppanyaki" in Japan, hold a cultural significance ingrained in the country's heritage.

Since the ancient pit dwellings of the Jomon period (14,000-4,000 B.C.), such as the ’Irori‘, the hearth occupied a central role, fire has symbolized more than just cooking. It served as a gathering place for family disscussions, a source of warmth, and a hub of culinary activity.

The teppanyaki hot plate represents a modern iteration of the cherished 'Irori' culture, where families and friends gathered together around the hearth. Traditionally, the ‘Irori’ stood as the heart of the home, fostering a cozy atmosphere that seamlessly combined kitchen, dining, and living spaces.

Introduced in the mid-20th century, the teppanyaki hot plate has become a staple in Japasenes households, with approximately 80% of homes owning at least one. It not only fasilitates cooking but also embodies a cultural legacy that transcends mere culinary utility.

abien MAGIC GRILL, Yes & Not Recommended


  • Vegetables of any kind such as: Onion, carrot, eggplant, corn, asparagus, okura, paprika, green beans, zucchini, leek, tomato, broccoli, cauliflower, turnip.

For thick ingredients that are difficult to cook through, it's recommended to slice them thinly before grilling.

You may want to boil some of the vegetables, such as broccolis and green beans before putting them on the grill. Some vegetables lose their nutrients when boiled, in such cases, steam them with a lid on low heat. The abien MAGIC GRILL original cover is now available in our online-shop.

  • Fruits: any kind such as, pineapple, apple, peach, banana, apricot, kaki(Japanese Persimmon)
  • Egg : sunny-side up fried egg, omelet, scramble egg
  • Cheese: any kind such as, Camembert, Munster, Talagani
  • Bread: any kind including pizza, bagel and naan bread
  • Seafood: Salmon fillet, Cod fillet, Tuna block, whole fish (Mackerel) , Scallop, shrimp, squid, octopus
  • Meat: any kind, but red meat and less fat meat are recommended
  • Sweets: pancake, crape, French toast, chocolate fondu, Kaiserschmarren
  • Japanese food: Okonomiyaki (Japanese pizza), Gyoza (dumplings filled with ground meat and vegetables), fried noodle, fried rice. 

Not recommended

  • Any food heavily marinated by oil, sauce, juice, and something watery
  • Fatty meat
  • Soup

Be careful when using too much oil or water as it might splash and there is a high possibility of smoke.

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One-stop dining - Cook warm, keep warm and eat warm

One 'grill-plate' breakfast

Every necessary action can be done on just one ‘grill’.
Your one-step solution for cooking, keeping warm, and enjoying meals. From pancakes to toasted bread and veggies, prepare and keep your breakfast warm on one surface. Simply adjust to low temperature post-grilling for a convenient, warm meal anytime.

Essential for gatherings

You can cook at the dining table together with family, friends and others. No more running back and forth from the kitchen, no more using microwave and oven to warm up.  With the stylish look of the abien MAGIC GRILL, just place it in the middle of the table, cook together, and have fun together.

Take-out/delivery food

You can use warm-mode to make take-out/delivery food fresh and warm again.

Kids to enjoy cooking

You can cook at the dining table together with family, friends and others, you can enjoy it to the fullest! No more running back and forth, no more using microwave and oven to warm up. With the stylish look of the abien Magic Grill, just place it in the middle of the table, cook together, and smile together.

Touching the plate is very dangerous

Always with adults' supervising is essential

Do you want to grill?

Here is a little guide to help you when grilling on the abien MAGIC GRILL. We will go through vegetables, fruits, meat, fish and some more fun dishes for you to try out.

Vegetables: 150 - 190 ℃ (LOW - MID)

Sliced onion: 5-10 minutes/side
Sliced zucchini: 3-5 minutes/side
Sliced tomato: 2-4 minutes/side
Sliced sweet potato: 5-10 minutes/side
Asparagus: 3-5 minutes

Fruits: 170 - 200 ℃ (LOW - MID)

Sliced pineapple: 2-4 minutes/side
Sliced apple: 2-4 minutes/side
Sliced banana: 2-4 minutes/side

Tofu: 170 - 200 ℃ (MID - HI), 5-10 minutes/side

* it is important to press the water out of the tofu before grilling.

Mushroom: 150 - 190 ℃ (LOW - MID), 5-10 minutes/side

Pancake: 150 - 190 ℃ (LOW - MID)

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Fish: 100 - 230 ℃ (LOW - HI)

To avoid undercooked fish, it is best to cook it slowly. Cooking at high temperatures may cause it to burn. For fish with skin, it is recommended to sear only the skin side at high heat to achieve a crispy texture.

Salmon fillet: 4-6 minutes/side
Mackerel (whole fish): 5-10 minutes/side
Other white fish fillet: 4-6 minutes/side
Shrimp: : 3-5 minutes/side

Beef steak: 100 - 230 ℃ (LOW - HI)

Rare:  30 seconds with HI mode, 60 seconds with LOW mode, flip over and repeat the same.

Medium: 30 seconds with HI mode, 60 seconds with LOW mode, flip over and 30 seconds with HI mode, 90 - 120 seconds with LOW mode.

Chicken breast:  160 - 200℃

Grill the chicken breast for 3 minutes per side with HI mode. If you want to make the skin crispy, cook the skin side for an extra 3 minutes. Reduce heat to low mode and grill it for 5-10 minutes.

No oil is needed

Deep marinated food is not recommendable

Draining with kitchen paper before grilling is highly recommended