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24th March 2017
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V-Zug completes home steam cooking offering with its first built-in vacuum drawer
V-Zug has launched its very first vacuum drawer, making it easy for budding home cooks to prepare, cook and store food like the professionals.
Many chefs use vacuum drawers to shrink-wrap food and liquid in air-tight bags. By stopping the food from being affected by ambient air or humidity, it helps to preserve its flavour, moisture, texture and nutrients.
This can help to reduce waste as food can last longer and it can be portioned and readied for cooking at a later time in individual sealed bags. These benefits can now also be enjoyed at home using the V-ZUG vacuum drawer.
In addition, by tightly sealing food in film in the vacuum drawer it makes it possible to cook in the sous vide/ Vacuisine technique in a steam or combi-steam oven. Many aspiring home cooks are now using this technique as it's very reliable, easy and produces high quality results. It's practically impossible to overcook food using this technique, and it delivers moist and flavoursome dishes.
By making it simple to purchase both a steam and combi-steam oven with a corresponding branded vacuum appliance, V-ZUG is sure that cooking enthusiasts will feel inspired to use this exciting technique at home.
Unlike freestanding appliances, this built-in vacuum drawer keeps worktops clear of clutter. It's sleek, stylish and handle-less fascia means that it can integrate seamlessly into the kitchen. It can be installed practically anywhere including under the oven for a co-ordinated look.
The vacuum drawer is regarded as superior to many freestanding vacuums as it creates a vacuum in the entire drawer; not just the bag. This means that pressure differences cannot affect the food when the vacuum is created. This also makes it possible to easily vacuum foods with a high liquid content such as soups and sauces.
The vacuum drawer has three vacuum sealing levels for fruit, fish and vegetables and meat and frozen food. The soft-close drawer measures H14.2 x W59.6 x D54.7cm and it's available with a mirror glass or chrome fascia.
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