While traveling on my first blogging trip last year, we had the opportunity to dine at a very expensive restaurant in Gettysburg, PA. It was there that I had the BEST prime rib I have ever tasted in my entire life. It was cooked medium well as I had asked and was almost like butter as it melted perfectly in my mouth. Wow, I am getting hungry just talking about it!
Since that trip I have tried desperately to learn how to cook a steak so juicy and tender to just be able to enjoy a meal like that again and of course to share with my family! I have been thoroughly unsuccessful no matter what I try. I have yet to come even close until I discovered the AquaChef Smart Cooker.
AquaChef works "by sealing your food air-tight with the Seal ‘N Fresh™ Vacuum System". Because your food is sealed in bags with little to no air and then submerged into water, it "retains 100% of the moisture, flavor and nutrients". The food cooks evenly without charring the surface or drying it out as you try to cook the center.
Once my AquaChef arrived I knew exactly what we were having for dinner that night - Steak!! What's neat about this was the fact that you must place each piece of meat in individual bags. This way every one can enjoy their steak cooked with the exact seasoning they personally enjoy. This for me was the biggest perk because I love love love spicy food and Kevin likes his food as bland as it can get.
I only have two complaints about the cooking system - the Seal ‘N Fresh™ Vacuum and the length of time needed. Cooking using the AquaChef system takes a little less than time than a slow cooker which is yes, why the food tastes so savory but it drives me crazy to have to wait. The initial vacuum I received was broken and even though I was quickly sent a replacement (which I of course was thankful for), the 2nd vacuum didn't work all that well either. Otherwise this is an awesome gourmet food cooking system!
Cost/Available to purchase: $160 AquaChef
Recommendation: I would definitely recommend getting one of these! The quality of meals that comes out of it are fit for a Queen. As far as cost goes this is much better priced than those similar. Even if it is still on the expensive side for a kitchen gadget it pays for itself in the meal quality that comes out of it as you would probably only get 4-5 similar meals at a restaurant.
Giveaway: AquaChef is going to give one of A Lucky Ladybug's lucky readers an AquaChef Smart Cooker of their own! Begins later tonight as part of the "Tonight's Special Dinner" M.O.O.N. Giveaway Event.
*Read my Disclosure