Aqua Chef Giveaway

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As you know we watch a lot of cooking shows! We have seen Sous Vide cooking there so when we were given the opportunity to review the Aqua Chef we were very excited. The judges always comment how the food that was cooked with this method is so tender and perfectly cooked. We obtained the same results with the exception of salmon. For some reason that did not work for us-the taste and texture was very off.

Right out of the box the Aqua Chef was a little overwhelming with all the parts. Once they were all put together it didn’t seem as bad. The instructions were lacking. I read and reread thinking I was missing something, but then just decided to give it a shot and start cooking. The Little Chefs were able to help vacuum seal the meat in the bag and then place it in the water bath. The button options are few which is nice. They put the lid on and we waited for hours until dinner time. It really was as simple as that!

in water placing in aqua chef

I was VERY skeptical because I am not used to cooking a steak for hours! I was afraid of the result. After removing it from the bag and searing it on all sides dinner was ready. The result was a perfectly cooked, moist and tender piece of meat. We used a sirloin cut which turned into something very soft and yummy! The color is strange. It is not like I’m used to right off the grill. I am a visual person so I had to avert my eyes from the meat and let my taste buds take over or I would not have tried one piece.  Because of the taste result we had to continue using it.

 Pros

  • It is about the size of a 4-slice toaster.  If you have limited counter space it is perfect.
  • The unit is stainless steel and easy to keep clean. The water basin is easy to fill and empty.
  • It is easy to buy meats, season, vacuum seal, and freeze until later. They are ready to go when you choose to cook them.
  • The water heats up quickly. I was surprised at this and thought I would be waiting a while. I plugged it in then prepared my protein and the Aqua Chef was ready and waiting.
  • The sirloin cut (not great quality) was the best, moist and tender steak we have ever cooked. It was restaurant quality tender!
  • Vacuum sealer comes with the unit with reuseable bags.

Cons

  • The AquaChef fits sideways on my counter. I say sideways because technically it would fit the other way, but I do not like the idea of the handle sticking out into the walkway for my Little Chefs to grab or knock into.
  • The cooking process is lengthy. The hours required to cook the meat and then for steak you need to sear it on all sides before serving. The color inside color is very different then grilling a steak and was off putting to me. Though if I closed my eyes and ate the steak it was very moist and tender.
  • The instructions to put it together are not very clear. I had to figure out the electrical conductor had to be placed perfectly or the machine would not turn on. It needs to be slid in the back slots perfectly even though it looks right if it isn’t slid in. Sure this is a safety feature but it wasn’t well explained.

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One lucky Five Little Chefs reader will win their very own Aqua Chef! Isn’t that exciting! We cooked chicken tonight in the machine and wow it was good! Good luck!

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About Kimberly FiveLittleChefs

I am a mom to Five Little Chefs who love to cook and create anything with their hands. Watching over 10 additional hands keeps me busy but is so much fun! We laugh and cry everyday, but then want to do it again the next day. That is how we know we are enjoying life!

Comments

  1. I’d make chicken

  2. I would make a Lemon Herb Salmon.

  3. Di Nordstrom says:

    A moist pork chop sounds delicious.

  4. I’d make chicken.

  5. Colleen Boudreau (Collifornia) says:

    chicken!

  6. i would make a chicken

  7. jean carlisle says:

    chicken

  8. I would make fish

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  9. I would try a steak

  10. i’d make a super juicy chicken recipe

  11. June S. says:

    I would make a big batch of Onion rings.

  12. Mary Casper says:

    i would make fajitas

  13. Lynne T. says:

    I would try making shrimp scampi.

  14. Starr Greenwell says:

    I would make potroast

  15. I would like to try chicken or steak. Sound like they would really be good cooked this way…

  16. Ann Fantom says:

    I would make a pork roast

  17. tamarsw says:

    I’d make a healthy chicken dish.

  18. Arik Issan says:

    I love bread. Sometimes, bread is a whole meal.

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  19. Arik Issan says:

    I would love to cook chicken with various herbs.

  20. Seasoned Steak.

  21. jeanette sheets says:

    i would make chicken

  22. Jennifer Paige says:

    I would like to try and cook some chicken. This looks like an interesting product!

  23. Vikki Billings says:

    I would make pork chops

  24. I would make Salmon

  25. Katie Roch says:

    I would make salmon

  26. I would make chicken.

  27. steve weber says:

    I’d make a pot roast with veggies.

  28. I would love to cook pork chops or fish! Thanks for the great giveaway! :)

  29. Probably some very moist meaty dinner!

  30. Kenny Hall says:

    chicken! This looks wonderful.

  31. I would make a beef filets

  32. I would make a pork roast.

  33. marissa m says:

    I would make fish

  34. Ronda Patrick says:

    I would like to try some ribs.

  35. turkey

  36. deana c says:

    I would make a pork roast.

  37. I would make chicken,.

  38. angie ukena says:

    i would make fajitas

  39. Edna Williams says:

    I’d make a super big chicken meal. This looks like an interesting product!

  40. This looks awesome! I would make potatoes and onions!

  41. I would make some type of chicken & veggie dish.

  42. I’d make some flavorful chicken.

  43. I would make so much but my favorite would be a big pork roast

  44. I pined you fried ravioli recipe here http://pinterest.com/pin/154459462192411125/

  45. Denise Donaldson says:

    I would make chicken

  46. chicken sounds great

  47. susan smoaks says:

    i would made a chicken and lots of veggies to go with it!

  48. Saver Sara says:

    Some sort of chicken would be great!

  49. I would make a pot roast!

  50. Heather Bridson says:

    I would probably do Pork chops or chicken

  51. Chicken!

  52. I would make a low priced, inexpensive cut of beef to take advantage of the slow cooking.

  53. Looks complicated, but I’d figure it out :)

  54. ELIZABETH C. says:

    I would make either turkey or chicken.

  55. I would make chicken because that’s my kids favorite

  56. John deal says:

    Chicken and beef

  57. Sylvia Zajis says:

    I would make Salmon or a roast!

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