- Klarstein’s Slow Cooker, Steam Oven & Sous Vide Machine Sale!
- What is a Slow Cooker?
- How to choose the best Slow Cooker?
- Advantages of using a Sous Vide Machine
- Benefits when buying a Slow Cooker or Sous Vide Machine
Discover Klarstein’s Slow Cooker, Steam Oven & Sous Vide Machine Sale!
Slow cooking and sous vide cooking have become more and more popular: many chefs refer to these techniques because, by doing so, they can prepare food maintaining its nutritional taste, thanks to the low temperature that preserves its organic structure. These cooking methods, which have revolutionised top restaurants’ kitchens worldwide, will no longer be exclusive for chefs: on Klarstein you can also buy different slow cookers, steam ovens and sous vide machines and, ideal for moving the first steps in this fascinating world.
Before choosing your slow cooker, sous vide machine or steam oven, you can get more information, where we outline the main advantages and features to look at before making your purchase. Furthermore, our food steamers are available in different colours and sizes and offer different functionalities to help you achieve the best possible cooking results and impress your guests with new, healthy, and tasty recipes.
What is a Slow Cooker?
Slow cookers are electric, programmable pots with an auto-shutoff feature offering a wide range of interesting features to get the best cooking results. There are many advantages: first of all, the slow cooker is the only cooking method that can work at a constant and not excessively high temperature for the entire time it takes to complete the preparation of the dish; in fact, the temperature of the slow cooker always remains the same throughout the entire cooking cycle, without ever exceeding 100°C.
An exciting feature is the different programmes of a slow cooker, such as pre-setting of cooking time and temperature. With this steam cooker, you will be able to meet all your requirements, allowing you to prepare even dishes that may require a few hours of cooking time and that you would not otherwise be able to prepare due to time constraints.
Regarding the safety of a slow cooker, you can use it with special handles through which the heat does not pass, and which are therefore safe against the risk of burns. During operation, the slow cooker should rest on a solid surface to ensure maximum safety by preventing tipping and possible spillage of materials.
How to choose the best Slow Cooker
Slow cookers come with some great features that can leave unaltered the flavours and the quality of the cooked food, maintaining the quality of the food. When choosing the best slow cooker for your needs, you should consider some important functions, such as structure, capacity and cooking modes.
An important aspect of slow cookers is the internal container’s capacity; this value is expressed in litres. Also, steam cookers are available in several sizes to be able to adapt to both larger groups and small groups of people. Following are common cooking capacities:
- Small: 3 L capacity for approximately 3.5 kg of food, suitable for preparing meals for 2 people
- Medium: 4.7 L capacity for approximately 5 kg of food, suitable for preparing meals for 4/6 people
- Large: 6 L capacity for about 7 kg of food, suitable to prepare meals for 8 people
In terms of the cooking, different programmes will allow to not have to be present during the processing cycle, which will proceed in total autonomy and without the risk of burning the food, thanks to the auto-off function with which the pan is equipped. You can therefore choose the temperature according to the type of cooking and the food you have to prepare. In general, the values are 75 °C for prolonged cooking, 85 °C for medium speed cooking and 95 °C for speedy cooking.
The "keep warm" function keeps food warm after the cooking cycle. This function also has different characteristics depending on the model. In fact, alongside the basic type, there is a buffet function that keeps food at a higher temperature and makes it possible to serve steaming food that looks like it has just been served.
Depending on the slow cooker model, you will be able to choose between different types of cooking, such as steaming, sautéing, or the specific sterilisation function to be used when you want to disinfect jars and containers, for example, to use them for preserves to keep in stock for a long time.
Advantages of using a Sous Vide Machine
Vacuum cooking is a low-temperature cooking method in which food is cooked in special plastic bags at temperatures between 50 °C – 100 °C. The food is assembled raw, even with any condiments in the bag, and emptied of the air inside using a sous vide machine. It is then cooked in immersion for a variable time, so the absence of air will allow the heat to spread evenly. Following the main advantages of a sous vide machine:
- Cook without fat
- Avoid burns, which are known to be carcinogenic
- Preserve the nutritional properties of the food, which the closed bags maintain by avoiding oxidation
- Retain all the food's aromas: the liquids and aromas penetrate the food in a vacuum, enhancing the flavour and preserving its tenderness and juiciness.
Benefits when buying a Slow Cooker or Sous Vide Machine on Klarstein
The first thing to do if you are choosing a slow cooker or a sous vide machine from Klarstein, is to analyse the advantages that it offers over other devices you can use for cooking, namely electric ovens, microwaves and hobs that may be more traditional but to which, you will soon realise, the slow cooker really has nothing to envy.
When buying a slow cooker, sous vide machine or steam oven on Klarstein, you can choose from a range of high-quality products. Furthermore, you can benefit from a two-year warranty and free return of orders within the first 60 days. Therefore, take advantage of Klarstein’s food steamers that come along with a more relaxed cooking experience.