Small girl bravely lost in the magical world of Japan - hoping that a record of how I solved my tangles and relished my victories would be helpful for some other adventurous gaijin out there.

Using the Grill in Your Japanese Apartment Kitchen

Fill the bottom tray with water. This is a very important step that you should not forget as it is meant to prevent the temperature from getting too high and causing a fire hazard. It also makes cleaning the tray later so much easier.