No, I am in NO way affiliated or being paid for this promotion. I just wanted to tell y'all about a cooking method I discovered.
Phil joined me in the Meat Only eating over a year ago, so I was cooking him a ginormous hamburger patty (just shy of a lb) every day at lunch. He likes his almost burnt to a cinder, and cooking this in a pan--even with a splatter screen AND papertowelage--made a mess of the kitchen. Every day. It got to where I had to clean the vent-hood every couple of days, wipe the upper cabinet doors down weekly, etc. Not fun!
I'm not a clean freak--one look at my house and you would be assured. But I do have to have a grease free kitchen. Some friends on a facebook forum (called Zero Carb Health, if you're curious) have for a couple years now been talking about the Nu Wave cooker they use and how they love it. Well I am almost anti-gadget when it comes to the kitchen. Manual can opener, a whisk instead of a mixer--you get the idea. So I resisted.
But after a year of daily hamburger mess, I decided to try it. So glad I did! Not only because it keeps the kitchen clean, but the food! Oh my goodness!
I haven't cooked anything in it but meat...'cause, well, that's all we eat. But the meat! Crispy outside, moist and juicy inside, and fast. Super fast. I eat a lot--over two lbs a day, and he eats almost that much (needs to eat more, but you just can't hurry these things. He'll learn.) and sometimes the little rack to cook on is just not big enough for both our steaks, but for folks who eat "normal" amounts of meat, you can cook the whole meal right there in the bowl--meat on top, veggies on bottom.
The thing Phil likes best about it is that once I figured the time for his burger, it comes out just exactly the way he likes it, every. single. time. No guessing, no having to "finish" his burger in the microwave because I under-cooked it. (I like mine rare, so...)
The cooker I bought was not a Nu-Wave. I wanted a glass bowl instead of the plastic one, and Nu-Wave doesn't sell one with a glass bowl. I got the "Big Boss" on Amazon. There are different kinds, and some work with dials, some with digital pre-sets. I like the digital as it's more accurate. Also, a word to the wise: the glass bowl is a heavy sumbitch, and I do clean it every day.
Still worth it! At any rate, I wanted to tell y'all about it, and if you've heard of this "counter top oven", but wondered if it's Just Another Gadget, it's not!
I promise I will go back to my normal posts after this, but if we were sitting around having a cup of coffee together, I'd want to share the info with you as a friend. So there. Now back to your regularly scheduled program.
(P.S. Just in case you're curious, I'll have been strictly carnivore for two years in March...no supplements, not so much as a lettuce leaf of plant food at all in two years. And I'm thriving! It's a mystery, isn't it?)