Aqua Chef Giveaway

Aqua Chef Giveaway from fivelittlechefs.com. Vacuum seal your food, then cook it in a water bath. Enter for a chance to win your own! #giveaway #win

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.

Aqua Chef Giveaway! Enter now for a chance to win your very own! http://wp.me/p2Fp1K-oX #giveaway

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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60 Replies to "Aqua Chef Giveaway"

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    Karen Smith March 28, 2013 (11:43 pm)

    I’d make chicken

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    Kelly D March 29, 2013 (10:11 am)

    I would make a Lemon Herb Salmon.

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    Di Nordstrom March 29, 2013 (11:44 am)

    A moist pork chop sounds delicious.

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    David Carlson April 6, 2013 (9:36 pm)

    I’d make chicken.

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    Colleen Boudreau (Collifornia) April 8, 2013 (2:23 pm)

    chicken!

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    lalaine hagler April 8, 2013 (2:34 pm)

    i would make a chicken

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    jean carlisle April 8, 2013 (2:59 pm)

    chicken

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    Angela April 8, 2013 (2:59 pm)

    I would make fish

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    cindy April 8, 2013 (3:05 pm)

    I would try a steak

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    Sharon April 8, 2013 (3:21 pm)

    i’d make a super juicy chicken recipe

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    June S. April 8, 2013 (3:33 pm)

    I would make a big batch of Onion rings.

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    Mary Casper April 8, 2013 (4:14 pm)

    i would make fajitas

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    Lynne T. April 8, 2013 (4:15 pm)

    I would try making shrimp scampi.

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    Starr Greenwell April 8, 2013 (4:22 pm)

    I would make potroast

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    Nova April 8, 2013 (5:20 pm)

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

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    Ann Fantom April 8, 2013 (5:20 pm)

    I would make a pork roast

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    tamarsw April 8, 2013 (5:39 pm)

    I’d make a healthy chicken dish.

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    Arik Issan April 8, 2013 (5:54 pm)

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

    http://pinterest.com/pin/426786502157771340/

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    Arik Issan April 8, 2013 (5:56 pm)

    I would love to cook chicken with various herbs.

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    vrtish55 April 8, 2013 (6:29 pm)

    Seasoned Steak.

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    jeanette sheets April 8, 2013 (6:52 pm)

    i would make chicken

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    Jennifer Paige April 8, 2013 (7:34 pm)

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

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    Vikki Billings April 8, 2013 (7:45 pm)

    I would make pork chops

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    Ron L. April 8, 2013 (8:07 pm)

    I would make Salmon

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    Katie Roch April 8, 2013 (8:37 pm)

    I would make salmon

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    Roxann April 8, 2013 (8:40 pm)

    I would make chicken.

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    steve weber April 8, 2013 (8:42 pm)

    I’d make a pot roast with veggies.

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    Daraya April 8, 2013 (9:15 pm)

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

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    Rose Santuci-Sofranko April 8, 2013 (9:24 pm)

    Probably some very moist meaty dinner!

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    Kenny Hall April 9, 2013 (12:01 am)

    chicken! This looks wonderful.

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    Valerie L April 9, 2013 (12:13 am)

    I would make a beef filets

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    Deb C April 9, 2013 (1:34 am)

    I would make a pork roast.

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    marissa m April 9, 2013 (2:15 am)

    I would make fish

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    Ronda Patrick April 9, 2013 (2:22 am)

    I would like to try some ribs.

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    joseph gersch April 9, 2013 (2:44 am)

    turkey

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    deana c April 9, 2013 (5:40 am)

    I would make a pork roast.

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    Sue Ellison April 9, 2013 (6:53 am)

    I would make chicken,.

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    angie ukena April 9, 2013 (8:03 am)

    i would make fajitas

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    Edna Williams April 9, 2013 (8:20 am)

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

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    Diana S (@DianaS58) April 9, 2013 (9:56 am)

    This looks awesome! I would make potatoes and onions!

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    Sherry Conrad April 9, 2013 (9:59 am)

    I would make some type of chicken & veggie dish.

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    Mer April 9, 2013 (11:02 am)

    I’d make some flavorful chicken.

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    Lori Alcorn April 9, 2013 (11:07 am)

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

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    Lori Alcorn April 9, 2013 (11:10 am)

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

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    Denise Donaldson April 9, 2013 (12:00 pm)

    I would make chicken

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    Ohl Ken April 9, 2013 (2:14 pm)

    chicken sounds great

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    susan smoaks April 9, 2013 (2:22 pm)

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

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    Saver Sara April 9, 2013 (2:47 pm)

    Some sort of chicken would be great!

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    Terri April 9, 2013 (6:36 pm)

    I would make a pot roast!

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    Heather Bridson April 9, 2013 (6:48 pm)

    I would probably do Pork chops or chicken

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    liz l April 9, 2013 (7:08 pm)

    Chicken!

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    Jean F April 9, 2013 (7:18 pm)

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

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    allyski25 April 9, 2013 (7:42 pm)

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

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    ELIZABETH C. April 9, 2013 (8:06 pm)

    I would make either turkey or chicken.

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    meme April 9, 2013 (8:16 pm)

    I would make chicken because that’s my kids favorite

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    John deal April 9, 2013 (9:00 pm)

    Chicken and beef

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    Sylvia Zajis April 9, 2013 (9:28 pm)

    I would make Salmon or a roast!

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