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The gourmet guy needs to add sous vide to his tool kit
KitchenAid, the premium manufacturer renowned for its appliances that combine professional performance with stylish design, presents the Chef Touch, an all in one sous vide cooking system perfect for those who see themselves as the next Gordon Ramsay or Heston Blumenthal.
Cooking is now a popular pastime for the modern man, with research showing that men have tripled the amount of time they're spending in the kitchen today, compared to 1970, an interest that has been heavily influenced by the rise in exciting cookery programmes fronted by influential male chefs.
For those men who want to do more than just fry a steak or bake a cake, the KitchenAid Chef Touch offers the ideal opportunity to experiment with a professional cooking style.
This visually stunning and incredibly advanced cooking complex is made up of three first-class products. The Chef Touch comprises of a vacuum-sealing system which preserves food by packing the food in an airless environment; a steam-assist oven for gently cooking or perfectly re-heating food; and a shock freezer for rapid chilling or long-term deep freezing.
These three appliances can be used together to create delicious, restaurant-quality food thanks to sous vide cooking technology, perfect for impressing friends or that special someone. Sous vide cooking is a delicate, high quality, low temperature cooking method that affords culinary creativity, and offers important benefits both for cooking and the preservation of food. The secret of sous vide cooking is that it maintains the organoleptic properties of the food, vacuum-sealing them in special pouches creating an airless environment.
This extends the life of the food by up to three times - the oxygen free environment drastically reduces the growth of bacteria and the effects of oxidation. The absence of air, the sealed pouch and the low temperature steam cooking ensures that the essential flavours, aromas and texture are retained by the food. Several items can be cooked in the oven at once, each in their own separate airtight pouch.
Juliana Sado, Brand Marketing Manager, KitchenAid, says: "The KitchenAid Chef Touch is the ideal cooking system for the gourmet guy who wants to show-off his cooking talent. Those with distinguished, luxurious taste who love to cook and want to create the professional dining experience at home now have the perfect solution. The highly advanced sous vide technology, normally only used in the world's best restaurants is now available to use at home."
Key features and benefits of the KitchenAid Chef Touch:
Professionally created, three-in-one Sous Vide cooking system for the home:
* Styled in EasyClean stainless steel comprising of Vacuum Machine, Steam Oven and Shock Freezer
* Vacuum sealing system is for packing food/ingredients in an airless environment.
* The 34 litre Pure or Combi steam-assist oven has ten Sous Vide programmes, two regeneration functions, eight special functions and two traditional functions
* Shock Freezer to blast-chill to lower its core temperature +90°C to +3°C within 1.5 hours) for storage in the fridge or to shock freeze for long-term freezer storage (+90°C to -18°C within four hours)
T: 0800 988 1266
15th February 2013